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Still Hypermiling (Or, Trying to Anyway)

I have noticed a lot of news reports on TV and in the newspaper recently about hypermiling. Jump on the bandwagon, save some gas money, stretch that $ a little further, sign up a whole bunch more hypermilers. Works for me. My dream commute would be instead of having HOT Lanes (High Occupancy Toll Lanes … Continue reading

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Thrifty Finds – Today’s Haul

I dropped off 8 big bags and two bins of linens, books, glassware, tchotchkes, and yardsale leftovers to My Favorite Thrift Store on Saturday morning. I love that store. They have lots of good stuff, they run it like a business with very little “picking over” by the staff, and things are priced to move … Continue reading

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Hypermiling Part One or, “How to Make Friends While Driving”

So, yesterday, I started “practicing” my hypermiling skills. I hit the Interstate at 63 miles per hour (the speed limit is 55 mph), staying in the right lane almost the whole 25 miles to work. I didn’t have to hit the brakes for almost 20 miles of the trip. No fast accellerations, no slamming the … Continue reading

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Armageddon, Yogi Berra, and the Price of Gas

Thanks to Yogi Berra for the quote. The reason it came to mind yesterday was because I needed to put gas in the truck and almost had a heart attack when I saw the price for unleaded ranging from $3.87 to $3.98 a gallon. It may not be Armageddon per se, but I do believe … Continue reading