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Old 07-24-2012, 08:05 AM   #10761
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #10762
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Finally get to post this...I wrote most of it this morning but had to conserve electrons.

I feel powerless today...

...we had a heck of a thunderstorm last night. Power went out at 1230 AM. We sat in the living room by candlelight at 3 AM. I went back to bed, with Mr B on duty waiting for the sun to come up so I could go out and get the generator going. I boiled water on the gas stove, and made coffee using a kitchen funnel, coffee filter, and catch bottle.
Power is out in several sections of the county.

I had to disturb some cobwebs to remember how to do the generator thing.
I changed over the main electrical box to generator mode. I had not started the generator in over a year, so I added magic potion to the gas and refreshed myself (and taught Mr B) on how to start the darn thing up. It would not run consistently or smoothly, so while I fetched fresh gas from the shed, Mr B fiddled with the choke lever positions and got it purring like a kitten. He claims he is not mechanical. Yeah...uh huh.

Problem is...it runs great for about 45 minutes then runs rough and dies. Bad gas? Clogged fuel filter?

Freezer and refrig food is fine. I tried using the coffeemaker and quickly turned it off when I saw the kitchen lights dim. Ooops
I have 1 fan running just to move the air around. Generator is running too roughly to try using the AC.

Everyone close by but 6 houses (Murphy's Law ) had power by noon. Our power was finally restored at 630 PM. I spent the entire day running the generator, turning it off for a little while to troubleshoot its rough running and eventual (45 minutes) stalling out. The longest we went without generator power was 90 minutes. I had a haircut scheduled.

Moral of the story...always remember to turn the fuel line pitcock completely COUNTERCLOCKWISE. I had done a half-a** job of that.
I was so embarassed.

Tomorrow I am headed to Cayuga Lake, doing a nice long distance Mustang ride. Wooo hoooooo
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Finally get to post this...I wrote most of it this morning but had to conserve electrons.

I feel powerless today...

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Bummer. The rough running is no doubt crud in the carburetor. I'd take it apart and blow every passageway out with compressed air. Add fresh gas and readjust carb.

Or just go on a cool road trip and let someone else worry about it....
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......and Hello to my new CRV! This is one cool vehicle. Thanks Moemg, your input was very helpful.
Beautiful new ride, enjoy!
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Bummer. The rough running is no doubt crud in the carburetor. I'd take it apart and blow every passageway out with compressed air. Add fresh gas and readjust carb.

Or just go on a cool road trip and let someone else worry about it....
Wonder if its running hot or something with oil. Bah yeah good idea let someone else worry about it
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Got the keys to our new house today! Move in on Monday so busy packing, packing, packing :-)

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Got the keys to our new house today! Move in on Monday so busy packing, packing, packing :-)
Nice! Good luck with the move!

We've done quite a bit this week. Walked 7 miles about town on Monday (had lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Bay), walked to the farmers market on Tuesday, toured some wineries in Napa yesterday (lunch at an awesome bistro), walked around downtown this morning (picked up our new, custom-made bedding), and for tomorrow a new Japanese restaurant for lunch followed by a few hours at the beach.
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Drove 1973 miles in two days. It was 55 degrees or so in Bandon Oregon and 105 on my front porch when I got home.

heh heh heh - love driving the 'back country' of Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, etc.

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For the same distance, it would take me more than 1 week, preferably even longer, much longer. I would slow down and enjoy the scenery. In fact, even pull off the side of the road midday, take a walk along a stream, have lunch with wine, take a nap, etc... Even cook dinner and stay a night, if a spot looks interesting. Visit the nearby town.

Do you have a job to get back to?

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heh heh heh - love driving the 'back country' of Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, etc.

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For the same distance, it would take me more than 1 week, preferably even longer, much longer. I would slow down and enjoy the scenery. In fact, even pull off the side of the road midday, take a walk along a stream, have lunch with wine, take a nap, etc... Even cook dinner and stay a night, if a spot looks interesting. Visit the nearby town.

Do you have a job to get back to?

Oh, I forgot that you do not have an RV!
That and the fact that part of my brain has not grown up! I remember 1958 and how fast the family 1955 Pontiac V8 would roll on those back country roads.

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I was walking the dog in the back yard today and noticed brown fur about 10 feet up a mulberry tree. On closer examination, it turned out to be a wood chuck nibbling on the berries. Weird.
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I was walking the dog in the back yard today and noticed brown fur about 10 feet up a mulberry tree. On closer examination, it turned out to be a wood chuck nibbling on the berries. Weird.
Groundhogs, foxes, bears, bobcats, cougars rattlesnakes, all like to climb trees. Guess, everyone walking in the woods will be looking up now.
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Today is my official retirement one year anniversary! A nice quiet day like most. Celebrate the great market performance today, read outside on the patio under the umbrella ( have rediscovered the library!), a few domestic chores, watering, laundry, dishes, and a quiet dinner with DW. Enjoyed a nice IPA from Trader Joes with dinner.

Much better than last year with the visit to the ER and emergency surgery to mend a broken ankle!

Hope the rest of the class of 2011 is faring well.

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Just got back from a "mini-vacation." My brother and I went to visit a cousin (93 years old) in a nursing home. She remembered relatives who traveled over the Oregon Trail in the 1800's, and we recorded the interview. It was very insightful to learn about the in-laws and outlaws of our family.
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