Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Early Morning Exchange (and Math)

Before we moved, Jon and I traded e-mails frequently before 8am.
And they were hilarious and an integral part of our relationship.
Since we've moved, they don't happen anymore. And I miss them TERRIBLY!

The trade off is that we spend the early mornings together and leave at the same time. It's nice....but I don't have as many funny stories about my sweet hubs.

Thankfully humor sometimes pops up later in the day and I get my fix.

This time we were discussing my commute time and gas prices.
And he casually said that if I got a different car that I could save $300-$400/month.

Huh?? Ok, my interest is peaked and my response to him was a simple "DO TELL".

And this is what I got back-

From: Jon
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2:47 PM
To: Carolyn
Subject: RE: updates...

Here is how I derived the gas figure. 150 miles/day= 750 miles a week =3000 miles/month

3000/15mpg = 200 gallons of gas/month
200gallons X 3.50/gallon = $700/month

If gas goes to $4/gallon it = $800/month

Therefore a smaller car getting double the gas mileage sales you between $300 and $400/month. I realize they are round figures but they are not far off.

After Coop goes to school here, you would obviously be driving less mileage. Lets say you drive 3 days a week.
125 miles/day 3 days a week = 375 X 4 =1500/month/15mpg = 100 gallons @ $3.50= 350.00 or at $4 $400

In that scenario it would save you around $200
Think about it.

My eyes had glazed over before I got to the 2nd equation. I can't think about it- I can't even read it!
I'm all about saving $400 if it's simple....I don't think this qualifies.

My sweet hubs...we couldn't be more different when it comes to financial "stuff", or gas milage calculations as the case may be.


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