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Entries from April 2012

Ecosmart Ant and Roach Killer

April 22nd, 2012 · 5 Comments

Every summer we get ants in the house, especially in the kitchen where they like to harvest Apollo’s leftovers. We hate to spray insecticide around where Apollo and we eat, but hate having ants in the house too. Last year we found Ecosmart Ant and Roach Killer at Home Depot. The active ingredients are peppermint […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Opinion

1000 miles

April 21st, 2012 · 4 Comments

I just passed 1000 miles in my new Volt (1024 to be precise). I am still on my first tank of gas — I’ve used about 6 gallons so far, leaving a little more than 3 in the tank. 807 miles were all electric, and the remaining 217 were using gas — most of them […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates


April 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I bought $3.90 cents worth of electricity this month from the local utility, SRP. With the $15 service charge and taxes, my total bill will be about $20. Last year I paid $113 in April. I was actually building up a credit, but then two things happened: 1) We had a few cloudy and partly […]

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Burning Gas

April 8th, 2012 · 7 Comments

I took a trip out to see Richard and Dianna today in my Volt. They are staying near the village of Congress, about 90 miles from my house. I was interested to see how the Volt did on a longer trip. Here are some numbers: First a summary: — It cost the same to make […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates

Volt Tidbits

April 2nd, 2012 · 11 Comments

I had to burn .17 gallons of gas today, driving the last 5 miles home from Mom’s house today. I would have made it, barely, but I added 5 miles when I stopped to meet my friend Don for lunch. It was about 35 miles without the lunch detour. For you Democrats, Obama said he […]

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