WEEK 5 2019
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Saturday - Wet still.
I was planning to go to a get-together with friends, Indian food night, but
the host, AH (and a couple of his sons) are down with a cold or some other
Guess I'll be watching the game tomorrow by myself, if it's streaming
Internet connectivity is a bit sporadic lately. Oh well, I spend too
much time online as it is.
Friday 1 February
Rain. Lots and lots of rain.
I went and got an on-line estimate for a new chimney cover: $500.
Which is ridiculous, it's just galvanized steel with a cross break and some
Thursday 31 January
Rain...and the chimney/wall is still leaking somewhere. Bah. I
have the pellet stove pulled out from the wall, so that, at least, will stay
The new exhaust fan's special oil has arrived, finally. I'll try to
assemble everything this weekend.
Wednesday 30 January
Wednesday - Rain!
Tuesday - Still nice. A big storm
predicted, starting tomorrow.
AH and I got the new fuel pump into the tank, and the tank back into the
Explorer. It ran great, after a little scare when the gauge didn't
work and the check-gage light came on. A quick reset of the electrical
wires at the tank fixed that!
It runs fine now, no issues. The old Check-Engine light also went out, but
changing a battery will do that, it will probably come back on eventually.
I borrowed a battery from A, and went into town and bought a new battery at
WalMart. The Explorer starts right up and runs without problem now. It
feels good to have wheels again.
Monday - Working on this and that.
I was doing various things around the house, including spraying some sealant
on the chimney cover. It should be a convex single piece unit, instead
it seems to be concave (someone might have stepped on it) shaped, and also
constructed of two pieces patched with fiberglass and some sort of
I expected AH to call me, but he removed the Explorer's tank without letting
me know. I will make a point of showing up for the re-install.
The Pontiac Vibe person texted back, but they had people already coming to
look at it. And those people bought it, before I could. Oh well.
Sunday - Cool, but no rain.
S did a bit of shopping for me, since I'm still without a car. Yay and
I made another inquiry via Craigslist on a Toyota Matrix (actually a Pontiac
Vibe), but didn't hear back.
She stopped by a little lemon lot on a corner in town, sent me pics of the
vehicles there. Nothing too exciting.
AH came by, and we towed the Explorer over to his place, and when he gets a
chance we'll take the fuel tank out. It sounds like a real chore, he's
done it on a Ford F-150, and talked to a guy that actually cut through
the car floor rather than deal with dropping the tank.
Afterwards we drove his Ford Bronco around a bit. It hadn't been
driven in a while, so we took it up to a dirt road through the windmills in
the Tehachapi foothills. This wasn't off-roading, but we did put ten
or twenty miles in four wheel drive on it. It seems to be OK.
And fun. He's been working on it when he gets the chance.
I'd offered to buy it from him if he bought the old 4WD F-250 in Rosamond,
but after looking closely at the F-250, and driving it, he decided not to
They are predicting serious rain towards the end of the week.