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Old 07-21-2020, 07:52 AM   #2401 (permalink)
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Old 07-21-2020, 07:55 AM   #2402 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when your hot weather pre-trip routine is: plug in block heater to warm coolant; roll down windows to cool interior.
Reminds me, I need to start plugging my car in.
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When you try to convince your wife to walk the green line instead of you driving the red line to pick her up, because it's a big uphill to the turn and down again.


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Old 07-22-2020, 12:38 PM   #2404 (permalink)
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Walk the green line yourself, meet her outside and walk home together.
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Walk the green line yourself, meet her outside and walk home together.
that's when your strategies have reached that high level in which civility, psychology, and fuel savings converge. It's how Obiwan would hypermile a landspeeder.
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Walk the green line yourself, meet her outside and walk home together.
It's not the whole trip tho, there is 7.5km more driving to get home. If I walk the green line then I just have to walk it again with her to get to the car.

But I found an angle: My wife walks/stands a lot at work and I'm refusing to massage her calves until she starts walking so I don't have to drive up and down the hill.
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It's not the whole trip tho, there is 7.5km more driving to get home. If I walk the green line then I just have to walk it again with her to get to the car.

But I found an angle: My wife walks/stands a lot at work and I'm refusing to massage her calves until she starts walking so I don't have to drive up and down the hill.
Would she use a folding scooter to get down the hill?
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But I found an angle: My wife walks/stands a lot at work and I'm refusing to massage her calves until she starts walking so I don't have to drive up and down the hill.
Dangerous, but depending on how you present it, it just may work.
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Dangerous, but depending on how you present it, it just may work.
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PS: I got her to walk today!

PPS: I'm going to have to mod this compressor, the design is retarded, the bit that gets hot has no ventilation!

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