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Last month we filled up three times between two cars, two of those being DW's. Given our activities, there's not much room to cut back there unless DW cuts back her volunteer activities. I think more strategically about making shopping trips, making fewer and trying to get more stuff done on each trip. But our gas consumption is close to rock-bottom anyway, so the savings are not terribly significant.

We keep the thermostat set a little cooler than we used to but not out of any desire to conserve--after seven years in OR we finally seem to be getting used to having a cooler house. And of course with no summers anymore, we are saving on A/C.

We are more conscious of not leaving lights on when not in a room. We switched to CFLs in a few lamps but the one I put in a ceiling can sucks compared to the regular bulb, so we are sticking with regulars until the gov't makes them unavailable or an alternative works better.

I wouldn't mind biking to the grocery store, but it's a long, steep hill to get back to our house, too steep to ride. (A number of regular bike riders in the neighborhood put their bikes on their car racks and drive down to the bottom of the hill with them.) It would be difficult to push a bike all the way home with grocery bags to boot.

We are still planning to fly places for travel. The only consideration there will be the increased cost, not the use of energy.

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