“Dust. Wind. Dude.” — Bill and Ted
Mary had a little lamb with fleece as white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go
It followed her to the grocery store, but the prices didn’t please her
So Mary had a little lamb, and the rest is in the freezer.
In Rhode Island, we went to school on Monday, while in neighboring Connecticut, the Governor closed the state. Our Governor kept the state open until he could get back to Providence after being out campaigning to high school seniors. I got home from school midafternoon, though one neighbor family didn’t get back for days as they got stranded on the highway.Snow fell until late Wednesday, at which point CT had all their roads clear and reopened. RI was closed the rest of the week digging out. The next week, we went into school an hour late each day, though there were parts of the state that had to stay closed a few more days.At one point Monday night, one of our Senators had arranged for some National Guard help and equipment to be sent up from DC. But the plane wouldn’t take off until they knew the runway was clear, and the airport wouldn’t clear the runway until they knew the plane was on its way. That took too many hours to sort out…
Beware of gifts bearing Greeks
Ah, so there is some up-rounding. Most of my cash purchases were a donut at Timmy’s, and it came to a 6 or 7, so it kept rounding down.
Oh, and don’t forget that full EVs (not hybrids) don’t have motor oil or transmission fluids that have to be changed and disposed of. Meanwhile, battery reuse and recycling is improving constantly.
Using fossil fuels to create electricity (which is dropping anyway, as grids use more renewables) is FAR more efficient per mile than the gas you put in each car.
The way Canada dealt with it is interesting. The last time I was up there was the first time since they eliminated the penny. As far as I recall, it only affected cash transactions. Everything still got rung up the same, so if you paid by card, the extra 1-4 cents stuck around. If you paid cash, it rounded down.I think they’ve found that not having to deal with physical pennies saves enough in time and effort to make up for that rounding.
EPA is also an option.