Monthly Archives: January 2011

Downsizing continues…

Well, after much ado, a lot of hair pulling, and probably more swearing than is allowed by law, GM has the van back in order.  Just to make it a bit more entertaining, after all of this fixing he has … Continue reading

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Be careful not to push your luck, right?

Pushing your luck.  I’m not sure exactly why that cliche is phrased like that, but it probably has something to do with someone named Murphy. It’s been like that a lot lately, not that it has a thing to do … Continue reading

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Will repairs never end?

I was elated at the completion of the Great Repair (replacing the head gasket).  That particular repair, occurring over the holidays, seemed to last for an eternity.  The cold weather made bicycle trips sometimes far less than fun too.  Our … Continue reading

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Shower of spinach?

The shower grossed me out.  We’d had the water off, due to the excessively cold weather and fearing that the lines would freeze.  To simplify things and not worry, we simply shut off the water and drained the lines. The … Continue reading

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The Great Repair is FINISHED!

The Great Repair has finally finished.  I actually did a “happy dance” when it started finally.  For some reason, the final portion of the repair was replacing a fuse for the ignition system–somehow, it had blown.  Today, for the first … Continue reading

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Space, the last frontier

Space… It may be infinite away from our planet, and it may be large on our planet, but the amount of space we have seems to have shrunk this past week.  I guess it was the cold weather driving us … Continue reading

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Cold, too cold!

The Gulf Coast has a cold front hanging out for a visit, and that means C O L D!! Too COLD! It seems like days since my feet were last warm, and almost as long since the toes went numb … Continue reading

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The Great Repair-final stages

The Great Repair is finally nearly finished, just lacking a few minor parts that have proven very difficult to obtain, especially when your transportation is either a bicycle or the vehicle that needs the parts before it can be started!  … Continue reading

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January…

We started this journey on August 1st, 2010.   January is the sixth month.  Do we regret it? No. Could we have done some things better? Oh, most assuredly! Preparation, both in terms of our personal belongings and mentally, would have … Continue reading

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Looking at wind generated electricity

It’s a given.  The price of energy goes up each year as surely as the number we put in the age box on a form.  That cost drives up the cost of everything else we use, buy, consume, etc. too.  … Continue reading

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