Monday, January 15, 2018

January 14th

We got up early and went to Ocean Beach for bURNING Van 2018.  Ben's initial count is 159 vans :o)



Dave and Sam showed up and we walked the dogs on the beach, then I handed over some goodies and they headed home again.  We left around 15:30, and got home in time to be 20 minutes late for Tilly's supper.  She's very, very tired.

January 13th

I went over to the airport to cook burgers before the EAA presentation, then hung around looking at the clouds.  I had hoped to fly with Ken in the gyro, but all we could have done was circuits, so I ended up doing some circuits by myself, seeing as I was there and had nothing else to do.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 10th

I discovered that the zap2it TV Guide I'm using in Kodi has changed its format, so the zap2xml process doesn't grab it correctly, so our TV Guide data runs out in a week.  I installed the new zap2xml, but then had to delete and redo the NextPVR setup process, installing a NextPVR update on the way.  It all seems to work now.  Jeez.

January 9th

The dude came out and replaced the broken garage door spring.  I had him do the other door while he was here, as apparently these things are supposed to last around 10 years / 10,000 openings.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 8th

We came back from dinner to find the garage door wouldn't open.  The tensioner spring was broken in half.  Of course we didn't have a door key, so we had to get our spare from Jim next door :o)


Monday, January 8, 2018

January 7th

After wasting most of the morning tinkering with stuff for the EAA, I went over to the airfield and took the Flightstar out.  It was fairly busy at Lincoln, so I flew to Marysville so I could cross that off my list of places I've landed.  It was dead there, despite it being a much bigger facility.  It was a little bumpy on the way home, but nothing too bad.

January 6th

I went to the airport and cooked breakfast for the members, then spent a little time washing the plane.  I had intended to go for a flight, but the little puffy clouds suggested that it would be bumpy if I did, so I didn't.

January 5th

I waxed the driver's side and the rear of the van, and put vinyl shapes on it.  All done.

January 4th

I finished up putting vinyl shapes on the passenger side and the front of the van.

January 3rd

I started putting vinyl shapes on the side of the van that I'd waxed yesterday.

January 2nd

I went out into the garage and waxed one side, and the front of the van.

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 1st

Merry New Year.

Here are the solar stats for December:
Power billed

Power generated








In the afternoon, I went to the airport and took the Flightstar out for a bit - George came along in his 150, and we screwed about, then did a few circuits before calling it a night :o)

December 31st

I went to the airfield and took the Flightstar out for the last time this year.

In the evening, we went and saw "The Last Jedi" with Jen.