As I’ve mentioned before here, I used to commute from College Station to Austin for work. I commuted for just over five months until Ash also got a job here and we moved to Austin. The other day we’re plotting trends in our household expenses post-move and although it is still too early to note any changes, the one category where the change was immediately noticeable was Gas & Fuel expenses. Given that I used to travel nearly 500 miles a week, the change was inevitable.
The drop after May was precipitous. These are the itemized charges by day:
I used to fill a full tank of gas almost every alternate day when I was commuting. Now it is once in two weeks. Note that some of the charges are for Ash’s Honda Fit as well but since her commuting distance remains unchanged, it cancels itself out. I must admit I felt like I was burning down a forest with each trip and doing that in a Prius was ironic.