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WEEK 6 2008
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17 March 2002
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This Week, 2007
- working, down in Oxnard, office stuff. Not feeling very productive
I did get by the marine supply and pick up some spare filters and
impellers for the Yanmar diesel on the boat. I want to replace them -
and the oil. It's been a year and a half, so even without much use the
should be changed. And diesel fuel goes bad after a while - things grow
in it, amazingly enough. I need to motor about a
bit and get some new stuff in there.
If I wasn't working I'd be sailing, believe me - perfect weather.
I only have a basic panel for the engine - a tachometer and idiot
lights. The mechanic said that if there is an overheat of oil or water,
or lack of oil pressure the buzzer should sound. This makes me feel a
bit better about last years little "hiccup" out on the water. I haven't
had an problems since, and maybe didn't have one then - it's like
'automatic rough' for airplane pilots...
on the undersea cable cutting. More detail, the
conclusion is: coincidence, hype,
I note that two
years ago, this week, I was commenting on having just read
(listened to) the excellent A
Thread Across the Ocean, about the first transatlantic cable.
I went down to the boat after work. At about 10pm it was quiet, both at
the boat and the restaurant. Of course, it's a February evening....
Friday 8 February
- I went down to the boat, and the bilge was full of water. Deja Vu,
all over again. Apparently the automatic bilge pump switch isn't
working, another thing to fix.
I talked to the marina staff about getting another slip, away from the
noise of the apartments, but there isn't much. A couple slips may open
up in a couple of months, directly in front of the adjacent restaurant.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire. Bah.
7 February 2008
- work. It's getting warm again. But the mountains in the distance are
still covered in snow. The Santa Clara River is running strongly, but
the local small channels aren't seeing much - no snow on the Ventura
Yeah, Romney has bowed out. It'll be McCain. I don't feel he has the
personal presence - the gravitas
- to be President, but then neither did Bill Clinton. Maybe people
don't want that any more, they want a showy & controversial character. Times
change. The nation that watchs Oprah and Maury Povich is unlikely to
elect a Washington or Madison.
Though perhaps a Teddy Roosevelt.
Wednesday 6 February 2008
Tuesday 5 February 2008
- back at work.
Looks like it's McCain for the Republican's, but the Democrat's choice
is still up in the air. Probably Clinton.
Monday 4 February 2007
- on the road, back to Lancaster. There was a lot more traffic, trucks
and cars, than on Saturday. We also saw a lot of Highway Patrol
vehicles and stops. The usual number is none, this time we saw four or
five. Increased enforcement before and after the Superbowl?
Since I arrived home at a reasonable hour I fixed the water heater.
Just a quick hose replacement and it was done. Played with the cats a
bit and made sure they had food.
Sunday 3 February 2007
- How about those NY Giants? It was nip and tuck, a good game, and I
think that the Giants earned their win.