Monthly Archives: April 2008

E-85 vs. Regular Gas

So I filled up the other day for the first time with E-85 gas at $2.59 a Gallon-  And I think got about 14 miles to the gallon, but forgot to reset the gage until over 100 miles in – so Im not too sure about that. I filled up again last night at $2.39 a gallon and averaged 14 mpg on the way home (but going up hill the whole way).  I know that with E-85 I get fewer mpg, but I still think its a much better deal.  Check my math here:

E-85:  $2.39 X 20 Gallons = $47.80 – 14mpg X 20 gallons = 280 miles so therefore each mile cost .17 cents

Reg Gas $3.59 X 20 gallons = $71.80 – 19 mpg X 20 gallons = 380 miles so each mile costs .19 cents

In the long run E-85 is less expensive even if its only a few cents per gallon.  In my mind its a better deal cause Im paying less than $50 to fill up as apposed to over $70 each time…  Am I  Crazy?

Sad Puppy

Another Busy Weekend

Seems like we work all week to relax on the weekend, but our weekends run us just as ragged as the week!  Here’s what we did this weekend~

– Friday Night – weekly guitar lesson for Noah.  He is practicing for the School Talent show coming up.  Working on a quartet- should be good!

– Saturday Morning- Lacrosse Game in Denver.  They won! in over time 2 to 1.  This was only their second game and our team is a combined 4th and 5th grade team, but all the teams we are playing are all 5th grade only teams.  Pretty exciting for the kids to win – especially since our kids practice in a gym (no grass yet on the fields, just snow) and all the other kids we play are practicing on grass.  Its a big difference scooping a ball from the gym floor than it is from grass!

– Saturday Afternoon-  Noah had a birthday party sleepover, so he rode home from Denver with his friends.  Al and I spent some time in Denver, and I was thrilled to find a gas station that sold E-85, which my new car takes- gas was $2.59 a gallon!!!  I was able to fill up for under $50!

Saturday Evening- Noah is sleeping over at a friends so Al and I went out for Sushi! Yummy sushi and sake!

Sunday- the weather was not that great.  Looked warm outside, but it was only about 40 with cold winds.  Im really getting anxious to plant some flowers, but I know Im still a month and a half before its safe. Even with all the snow we still have on the ground and the cold temps, I never can seem to stop the dandilions!

Dandilion growing in the rocks