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Diesel vs Gas

Posted by on November 8th, 2012

Hey guys!  Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far.  If you’re in the Northeast like us, I hope you’re surviving the worst week and a half of weather I’ve ever seen in November, ever.  Terrible!  Have I ever told you how much I hate the cold?  I used to love it when I was a kid.  Now I want to move to Florida.  Is it weird that I appreciate and even envy the life-choices of our senior population at the young age of 33?  Retirement?  Yes, please.  Florida?  I’d love to.

In other news, we bought a car.  We picked up a Jetta from a local dealer and we’re digging it.  Sweet ride.  We ended up buying a regular gas engine and skipping the TDI, but I have to admit, that diesel engine was tempting.  I actually made a video that illustrates the basic nerd enhanced analysis I performed to see if the fuel savings from diesel vs gas  would be worth the extra sticker price.  Alas, it wasn’t even close.  If you’ve never used Excel before and want to pick up some basic skills or just see how to figure out your own gas mileage, then check out the video.  Or if you just want to hear a nerd rant on about his daily commute, check. it. out.

I thought I would miss my Grand Cherokee a little by now.  Definitely not. I went from 15/20 mpg to 24/32 mpg.  Big fan.  Big fan.

I’m hoping to finish up the painting on our garage shoe rack, but I’m not holding my breath.  This weather cycle is “spray paint in the garage” prohibitive.  Bummer.  Lisa and I are planning some serious work over the Christmas break, so soon after we finish up that shelf, I’ll be back to planning mode.  We’re still trying to figure out if we want to work on the office or maybe start finishing the basement.  We’ll see.

What are you all working on at the moment?


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