Monday, March 25, 2019

March 24th

Vic and I flew up to Auburn to meet Chris for breakfast.  While Vic went and put our name on the list at the grill, we talked to Jim, who owns the Quickie Q200 we keep seeing and gawping at.  It took some 16 years to build, but he's won all manner of awards, including a Lindy at Oshkosh.

After breakfast, Chris went home to play tennis, and we flew to Watts-Woodland.  The local GM dealer there was supposed to be meeting us at the airport with a Chevy Bolt, but somehow managed to go to Yolo.  After several phone calls, he arrived and we did the paperwork - Vic drove him back to the dealership, and then home, and I flew back to Lincoln (after talking to Mike, one of the local RV pilots, for about 20 minutes).  I was in the hangar talking to John when Vic got home to find that we hadn't thought to bring house keys or the garage door clicker - doy.  I offered to open the garage door from the airport using the "stupid little gadget" I'd installed a month or so ago, so all was well.

When I got home, we went out for a little drive so I could see how the car handles (it's a couple of years since I last drove one).  I managed to go around the long block without using the brakes once, as I had it in the max regen mode.  Yay :o)  It's going to take a little getting used to for both of us, as it's a totally different sight picture than the Jeep.  Or the van.  I'm going to get a level 2 charger at some point, but for now it looks like we'll be able to get by with the 110v charger.

Jen came over on her way home from work to pick up some Game of Thrones DVDs, join us for dinner (we drove - we usually take her Golf as it's easier to all get in and out of), then sit in the hot tub with Vic before I turned it off for the summer.

When we got back from dinner, I plugged the car in, and it said it'd be fully charged in about 5 hours - we probably won't use it much more than it got used today most of the time.

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