Tuesday, June 5, 2012
105. Keep my car under 3,000 miles in one school year
Two years ago I tried to see how many miles I put on the car. After a few months I wondered if I could make it through an entire school year by keeping the car under 3,000 miles. Back then I was really close. I made it through a school year in about 3,200 miles. With that in mind I really made the challenge to myself to try to make it through this past school year under that mark. During that time I made sure that I wasn't changing my driving habits for which car I used in an effort to save miles. If I had to go somewhere or Melissa had to go to a Dr. appointment my car needed to be used. The only exception was if it was really hot (my car doesn't have air).
I made it. I began the school year at 113,667 miles and ended at 116,632 miles. Forty-five miles to spare!
The biggest thing that I have learned is that taking a vehicle everywhere isn't always necessary. Yesterday the kids and I walked over to the hardware store instead of driving. I bike to the grocery store often when I am buying food. One big plus for that is that you always get a really good parking spot. Lastly, I filled my car up under 10 times for the whole school year. The savings in ga
This isn't a written goal, but I am really glad that I was able to do it.