Thursday, 11 September 2008

Need to get out more.


Just yesterday I took my mother out in the car to assist in various errands. I had also stayed at Ma and Pa's and completed loads of jobs like clearing the garage out, cleaning cars and taking all the moss and mud and weeds out from the bricks on the drive (that took aaaaaages). My mother most kindly insisted that she should pay for a tank of diesel in VX52. Of course she had no need to do that, as carrying out tasks was my pleasure. Anyhow, when one's Ma insists that's it, so I happily accepted. Now I am not a particulalry tight chap (I hope) but I had not had the tank full up for about a year because I was only ever driving 12 miles to work and back so why haul about the extra weight when one lives near many a fuel station and is provided with a hire car on leaving Bristol during work? I worked it out ; a full tank of fuel weighs in at 114 pounds or a touch over eight stones. This is like having a whole extra person in the car, and I suppose half a tank would be half a person's weight. I am dangerously keen to see if heading for home full up can match the top smart 62 mpg I attained on the way out here with only a quarter of a tank full.

Fuel prices are lower now than 6 weeks back but this still came in at £74, or $140 if you are reading in America.

Life is fast and exciting.

5 comments:

Suburbia said...

Are you home now then?! 62 mpg?

scargosun said...

I never though about the weight of the gas...hmmm. Interesting. Incidently, YIKES on the cost!

Susan said...

Alright ~gas is a hot topic in the US with another Hurricane about to hit. Today gas at the highest place I know about in my town was $4.59 and projected to be at $6.oo by Sunday. So I like the thought process of not keeping a full tank due to extra weight. You are a good son to help your family.

walsharoo... said...

Holy fuck Ryan. I love you, but that was a tragic post...

BS5 Blogger said...

Hee hee- the irony is that with a full tank on the way home I still got 60.4mpg, so bang goes that theory!