The saga with my car continues. It initially broke down on July 12th, just outside Columbus Ohio. The dealer in OH took it in, “repaired” it, and gave me the all clear. I was back on the road on July 14th. The Sportwagen made it to PA (2-3 hours further east) before the same problem reared it’s ugly head, and it was towed to a VW dealer outside Pittsburgh. Now, at this point two different VW dealerships have been working to resolve this “algae” issue in the diesel fuel system for about 18 days now. The dealer in PA just called to tell me they received the test results for the diesel fuel sample that VW requested be sent to a lab for analysis. The results were that the diesel fuel is clean with no contaminants. Now I have to wait to see what VW directs the dealer to do in the way of repairs.
Archives for July 2015
Cadillac now a part of General Motors
The Buick Motor Company acquired the Cadillac Motor Company on behalf of General Motors for $4.5 million. Cadillac was born from the ashes of the Henry Ford Company, a business organized by William Murphy to produce a car by Henry Ford. Murphy had been one of the original backers of the Detroit Automobile Company, which had dissolved in 1901 after Ford had failed to build a car he was willing to put to market. Thank you History.com and Myquartermile.com
Original Bonnie and Clyde Ford sold at auction
On April 29, 1934, Bonnie and Clyde had stolen the car that they eventually died in. In the last months of their lives, the telephone calls, to and from the home of Henry Barrow were being monitored by the Dallas Police. A log had been made of these conversations. The car was auctioned off for 175,000 at the Bay State Antique Automobile Exposition auction to Peter A Simon. The car has 160 bullet holes, blood stained seats and shattered windows. The car has since changed hands and moved all over the country. It currently resides At Terrible´s Gold Ranch Casino, along I-80 westbound side west of Verdi and Reno.
Thank you History.com.
Today I’m preparing my 3rd batch of hard cider for kegging. I will try listing the steps and processes for those interested on the Cider page a little later on. It can seem like a long day while you taste, adjust, and taste so more before settling on the final mix. Then all needs to be done is transfer it to a keg or bottle it.
I got up around 6am, let Seamus out, gave him his meds, and then fed him. Made some breakfast for myself, and had some coffee. Played a little Fallout NV, and then worked with Seamus for 30 minutes to rehab his knee/leg. Afterwards he collapsed on his bed for a nap. Now I’m sort of just sitting on the couch without the slightest desire to do anything else for awhile. Is that wrong?
Well, I can’t sit around all day I have to get the next 5 gallon batch of cider ready for kegging (stop fermentation – back sweeten). Before that I need to clean the keg, and getting new tap lines to connect to the 2nd keg. If all goes well I should be drinking the 3rd batch from the keg on Sunday.
Today my folks head home, and leave me and Seamus to fend for ourselves. No, it’s not dire circumstances or anything like a Dickens’ novel where my life becomes incredibly challenging in every way. But it was certainly nice to spend time with them AND have puppy care for the past week while I was at work. Now, I’m not gonna lie, it was nice. However the weakest link in this equation is my house. Maybe it just isn’t up for entertaining long term guests, but as a Motel 8 it would work fine!
Today is the date my website is going live! Tremendously nervous as I do this. This will be a beta phase, and I fully expect to be tweaking things over the next few weeks until I get it to where it should be and not leave people stuck when they navigate around this digital home to my rambling thoughts. So bear with me while I get the hang of things and get into a groove!
Today is the day I realized that the abode where I chose to reside 4 years ago is no longer up to the task today. I was hoping it would grow, but it’s stayed the same, and now it’s holding me back I think. Family is staying with me and they’re great, but the home is not really cooperating…it’s a little selfish if you ask me. As a result I may need to consider other options for habitation that do not involve wheels or trailer hitches. Or tents. Or camper vans. Really anything that could be considered “transient”.
I’m working with my child theme to replicate the demo of the theme I purchased earlier. The only issue is that while this may seem like child’s play for the tech-savvy folks, but I am not tech savvy. I shall endeavor to persevere!
Today is my first day back in MD after my extended tour of OH and PA.