Well, not really like the subject says. Quick background. Sister lives in nearby town (40 miles is nearby where I'm from) and wife works there as well. Sister needs me to install keyless/remote start on her car, Wife needs to go into work to get ready for the new semester of classes. I figure I might as well bring the trailer because there is still wood for scrounging on every corner from an ice storm a few weeks ago. Brother-in-law reports that people are going crazy because the city is doing free wood pickup. I guess they think that the city is going to throw their 3000lb splits into a wood chipper, so they are chopping down entire trees. Instead of driving the Aerio I decide to drive the Jeep with the trailer. I figure I can hold a 1/3 of a cord on the trailer (depends on wood weight). Total driving yesterday is 95 miles. Averaging 14.8 is 6.42 gallons of gas. Gas last night was 1.809 per gallon. that means I spent 11.61 on gas. Since I could have driven the Aerio instead, and averaged 26mpg, and would have only driven about 90 miles using 3.46 gallons. That means that I would have spent 6.26 on gas. So that load of wood cost me about $5.35. Wife and Sister were saying I should drive around town and get more wood and dump it in her lawn and come get it as I needed. I wasn't totally opposed, but I tried to explain to them that every bit of driving around cuts down on the "freeness" of scrounged wood. I was lucky, because the stuff I managed to get ahold of was all within two blocks of her house. Who knows how much in-town driving I'd have had to do to find more stuff worth grabbing!