Checking off the Chores

check.pngWe use a calendar application on the home computer to remind us of things we need to do. Even in retirement, there are a myriad of chores (as many retirees already know) that present themselves to be accomplished on a routine basis. The application also reminds us of birthdays, appointments, holidays and anything deemed necessary as a one-time or recurring event.

Wednesdays are filled with things to do:

  • Look at the grocery ads
  • Do the weekend food planning
  • Start and run the engines in the RV and in Damsel’s Convertible

And today, being the fourth Wednesday of the month:

  • Record the SSA deposit in the banking application
  • Pay off the Credit Card

There was an additional chore to do today; fill the RV with diesel (it has been on half tank since our return from the fall excursion). Our grocery chain has a “GAS REWARDS” program where we can get up to a dollar discount per gallon up to 25gal. It so happened that we had enough rewards for fifty gallons of fuel, so I drove the RV to the station that accepts the rewards here in town and pumped in 44 gallons of diesel at a dollar off the advertised price. Paying $1.999/gal is a whole lot better than the last time we fueled up in rip-off Kalifornistan at the $3.559/gal price tag over there.


  1. drjim said,

    January 25, 2018 @ 18:44:55

    Besides gas being a buck a gallon cheaper here, the higher altitude “leans out” the fuel injection, and I went from 10.8MPG in SoCal to 13.9MPG here.

    And my wife’s little car went up FIVE MPG moving here….

    Nope, don’t miss Kommiefornia at all!

  2. CapnBob said,

    January 26, 2018 @ 09:32:11

    As I’ve paraphrased before: Welcome to Free America!

    We’re only at about 2200 feet MSL here but the F150 pickup averages about 14.5 MPG. Not too bad . . .

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