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Cars and cooking

September 7th, 2016 at 05:46 am

Right now, I am using an old method to keep track of my car that I've used for years because well uh that's how I've always done it.

I use trip odometer 1 to gauge my range and fuel efficiency between tanks. In other words, every time I fill up, I reset my first trip odometer.

I use trip odometer 2 to gauge my range between oil changes. That is, every time, my car gets an oil change, I reset my second trip odometer.

So that's the old way. It works... I think. However, I know there are plenty of apps for it and what not. I don't know if they are better. They probably are, but they are not a part of my "work flow habits" if you will.

So, how do you guys keep track of your car? Is there a better way you recommend?


Oh and the last time I cooked ground Italian sausage, I managed to cook the wax paper along with it in the frying pan.

I am please to report that the thing did not catch on fire along with the rest of my kitchen. I am also please to report that, somehow, they sausages still managed to cook well enough, although much of it stuck to the wax paper and I could not scrape it off.

Maybe I should just stay out of the kitchen.

4 Responses to “Cars and cooking”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    That sounds very simple to me. I'd just go with it, because I think simple is good. We do the same for gas, but for oil changes we just do the same months of every year.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I once baked biscuits (from the can) with one metal disc still clinging to the bottom biscuit. I did not set fire to my kitchen, either. Smile

  3. snafu Says:

    With traffic so bad here and apt to back up, I've long given up any attempt to track local mileage costs. I do note mileage between oil changes/service work via the tiny labels the service centre uses to remind me of the next mileage target. I affix to back of manual adding date. Highway mileage fill-ups are noted as they are often reimbursed on a formula and I want to know if it's equitable to costs.

    I'm often tired by the time I get home and begin preparing the evening meal so I mentally review the steps so that I include all ingredients and don't burn or wreck the meal. I can't count how many times I've left the salad or some side dish in the fridge or in the oven...doesn't make it to table! aargh

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I used to track mileage in an app on my phone ... also kept maintenance/repair records in the app. But then I got behind on entering ... and yeah. Not keeping track anymore. I can't even remember what the name of it was - maybe Gas Buddy?

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