This is my first weekend off from work at the new gig. Currently camping in a national forest in New Mexico at 8300′. I found another spot at 9300′ but there was no verizon there. Here there is a connection about 10% of the time so I can write email and the machine will keep banging on it until it can get through.
At 10 the Wyler Aerial Tramway opened up and I was in the first couple of cars that went up. Wasn’t planning on staying up there a long time, but saw info on the Ranger’s Peak trail. Signed out at the gift shop up top, got a map, and promised to call when done so they know I didn’t crack my fool head open. Continue reading “EL: Sunday, and the interview”
to make future oil changes less likely to spill (a hose is attached to the nipple and run into the container)
to make oil analysis samples easier to take
to make small reductions in oil level easier to make, in case of overfill.
I was wearing eye protection and it was so humid out that the glasses were immediately filled with fog. I couldn’t see. That was ok because the oil pan and drain plug were simple enough to feel for.
I will not miss the humidity in this part of Texas. Right now it is 6am, 77F and 94% humidity. Seriously? Humidity in Dallas is within 3 percentage points of Portland, OR, fer pete’s sake.
Several years back the [now ex-]wife and I made a road trip to New Mexico in July. Highs each day were around 100F but it felt delightful, even effervescent. We were giggly; it was like a blanked of oppression had been lifted. Yes, we got nosebleeds after a week of it but a little saline and vaseline in the nose took care of that.