I guess hauling tons (literally) of bricks and gravel for our retaining wall over the last couple weeks really did take a toll on my trucks gas mileage. All of my driving since the last fill was in the city, and therefore I got the worst gas mileage I’ve ever gotten at the worst time to-date… 13 miles per gallon. Normally I get 17-19mpg average (it used to be over 20 before ethanol was introduced to the fuel), but this past few weeks were pretty rough on the truck. And I even made sure to drive slowly and take it easy on launches at lights, etc.
The good thing is that I’ve only been driving the truck a couple dozen miles per week since I’ve been taking the train for work and school is out for another week or two. Even school only tacked on another 40 miles per week. I’ve considered selling the truck in the past, but I’m glad I had it these last 2 months for all the work we’ve done inside and outside of the house. We’re not hurting for money, but at least I know that if times get tough, the first thing to go is the truck!