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Old 02-02-2014, 03:30 PM   #371 (permalink)
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The snowdrops in the woods behind the house are starting to come out, also the brambles that will eventually cover the floor of the woods apart from the paths. The ferns are out as are the bulbs in the garden.

And I went up Corstorphine hill yesterday morning with Connie the very active 14 year old dog...



Nature is waking from her November-January slumber here in North Britain, and we start to get longer days now too.

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Old 02-27-2014, 12:54 PM   #372 (permalink)
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I'm driving the minivan tonight!

We did some shuffling of cars, so the van spent the night at my work and we both came in this morning in Al. Rather than hopping out, throwing all her stuff into the minivan and then driving to work, she said "since I'm driving farther tonight, why don't I just keep this one?" So while I have to suffer through minivan mileage tonight and my next Honda tank is going to suffer because she doesn't get the mileage I do, the family is burning less gas than if we kept our "own" cars for the day.

What's even better than that? She sees it as a personal defeat that she doesn't get as good mileage in the Fit as I do.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:04 PM   #373 (permalink)
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Delivered a truck to Bozeman,MT. The weather even here for locals that I had to wait 2 nights for bus service back to Portland.
While taking a moment to stare out my motel window out across a Walmart parking lot,
I saw a 30ish woman walk back to her 10 year old Caddy in pristine condition, and
spend time with her bare hands carefully removing all of the packed snow in ALL 4
wheelwells!!!! Did my heart well!!! I know we have a couple of good women on this forum...just saying....in the general populace.... seeing this has got to be sort of rare!
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My upgraded UG is finally calibrated to my new car!

It would have been over a week ago, except my habits got me. After I fill up I'm used to resetting everything and going. Now that I've been calibrating a new one I do the adjustments and then move on, forgetting to reset because I've already fiddled with it once. I've stopped a quarter mile down the road a couple of times to reset the trip numbers, but last week I completely blew it and kept going.

Last Friday I made my adjustments and remembered to reset the trips. Halfway into the tank I decided that we had made it- the car and the UG were tracking each other within 0.1 mpg. Now the car's display is back to showing the trip odometer and the UG is tracking fuel. I've checked back a couple of times and everything is still on track.

Oh, and it's been above freezing for more of my driving and I'm looking at a record tank tomorrow night if all goes well.
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Remembering that I have Monday and Tuesday booked as leave - staying in bed FTW!

And then also planning the holiday the week afterwards - Haynes Museum (Sparkford) and (maybe) IWM Duxford too and the a visit to fave aged (semi) relative.

I am in sad geek anticipation mode - imagine dogbert, wagging "internally", a lot.
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starting sad here as my Mom died about 1 3/4ths weeks ago....She left my brother and I
a decent inheritance. I hope fairly soon to take my '84 VW Quantum wagon from its 4 some year outside storage, remove the dead Audi 5cyl. gas engine, swap the normal VW diesel into it as it is a stick car, which i HOPE IN TIME To recreate the memories from my 1st Quantum wagon (an '82) with long trips getting 55-60 mpg., and hopefully more after some semi radical body mods.

Also have a new, less expensive, unlimited internet connection now which signal strength is much superior, will hopefully allow me visit on here much more!!!!!!
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Apologies I missed this when posted - Sorry for your loss, mine died just over a year ago. I hope your plans pan out.
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I was in a blazing rush this morning. The kids decided together that they wanted to get out the door late and I had to get gas, so it was a major speed run all the way in. But halfway in I met an idiot in a diesel 1 ton who was either also in a big rush or just loved hearing his loud diesel. Sitting behind him got me to work on time with a not pathetic 46.3 mpg for the trip.
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