Tuesday, May 28, 2019

May 27th

Today was Memorial Day, when American remember their war dead by going shopping.

I put the DRZ back together, put oil in it and started it up.  Well, it still runs.

Other than that, I was on call, so I pretty much just checked work from time to time.  We did wash and wax the car in an attempt to get some greasy crap off it.  I think we were less successful than we'd hoped here.  I'd planned to go flying, but a bad night's (no) sleep meant I didn't really feel up to it.  There's always next weekend.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

May 26th

I went to the airport and bummed a ride with John to Livermore, where we flew the weather plane for a Memorial Day flypast of a military cemetary.  Once we saw it was possible to get there, we joined at the back of the 15 ship formation, and flew past Travis Air Force Base and the cemetery before coming home.

May 25th

I drained the oil out of the DRZ, as it's got a load of gas in it, and changed the filter.  When I get around to it, I'll put it all back together.

We took the car over to the dealer to replace a little plastic part on the dashboard.  After a while trying to fix it, they discovered a service bulletin saying that the whole dashboard needs to come out to fix this.  And that'll take 4 hours.  During the week some time when the parts come in.  Yay.

I went over to the airport and got in John's way working on his RV-6, then waxed the rotors on the Magni and took it out for a quick flight.

May 24th

We watched "Ant Man and The Wasp" to try and get up to date with the MCU.

Friday, May 24, 2019

May 23rd

We got  an energy efficiency roundup from Chevrolet about the Bolt.

Electric Economy: 28 kW-hr/100 miles
MPG Electric: 119 MPGe
Miles this Report: 888 miles
Estimated Gallons of Fuel Saved: 39 gal
Estimated CO2 Avoided: 749 lbs
Odometer: 1,570 miles

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May 21st

Jen came over and we finally all got around to watching "Avengers: Endgame".

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May 20th

Kerry and Dan got to play with Tilly after putting their dog, Tembi, in the car.  As they were only staying the night, we didn't really have time to catch up or introduce the dogs properly, so we just kept them apart.

May 19th

After work, Jen came over and we watched the last episode of Game of Thrones.

Kerry and Dan were driving from San Diego to Corvallis, and stopped to say "hi" and crash the night with us on their way past.

May 18th

We were supposed to be cooking breakfast at the airport for the display day, but the weather wasn't cooperating, so that was called off.

I ended up going to the airport to meet Chris to look at a Europa and go for lunch.

After that, I worked on the DRZ - I figured out that I could test the flat valve for leaking by blowing in the fuel hose, and that seems to be working OK.  I took the tank off and fixed the throttle cable, then put everything back together.  I still need to change the oil again, as I'm pretty sure it's contaminated with gas, but for now I think we're getting there.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

May 17th

I took the day off to take the car to the dealer and get the license plate mount installed, a little dent worked on and a paint chip fixed.  While I was there, I pointed out a little interior panel that's not sitting properly, and it's apparently broken, so they've ordered a new one.  Yay.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

May 12th

I took the car over to the airport to meet John around lunchtime.  I did a couple of circuits, then tinkered around with stuff for a while.  When John arrived, we flew up to Auburn, to find that the Google was wrong, they weren't open until 14:00.  So we flew back to Lincoln and took the car to lunch instead.

In the evening, Jen came over and we watched the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones.

May 11th

I started the day at the airport, where I flew in the morning, then cooked lunch before the presentation - we talked about the Young Eagles event, what worked and what we thought we could do better.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May 7th

I was working late, so I had the morning to potter around.  I installed a second garage door opener thingy, so now I can open either door from my phone.  Yay.

Monday, May 6, 2019

May 5th

I started the day going to the airport and flying with Randy and taking his daughter up to Auburn for breakfast with Chris and Jackie.

I spent the afternoon working on the EAA website and doing stuff to kill time before Jen came over to watch Game of Thrones.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May 4th

Happy Star Wars day!

We went to the airport and helped out for the Young Eagles event.  Chris had come over from Cameron Park, and we started off slowly - we were the last to be hooked up with passengers, as we wanted people with jackets while it was colder, and sunglasses to protect the eyes.  Still, after that we were really busy, I believe I flew 8 times, including one of the parents (he's been bringing his daughters to events for a few years, and we were in the calm between storms), and one of the volunteers I was going to fly last year when the oil leak occurred.

When we got home, we were both too tired to do anything, so we watched "Deadpool 2" and had an early night.

May 3rd

I'd taken the day off (well, I still had a meeting to attend), so I went to the airport and swapped the tyres on the plane as one was showing some cracking.  Once I had the tyres off, I could see a couple of bulges, so they were definitely due to be changed.

Chris came over from Cameron Park, and we changed his oil, played with the GPS and looked at his bald tyre - we couldn't figure out how to get the (Beringer) wheel off, and apart, so we decided to leave that.  We also installed a silencer that Don gave him, to hopefully make it a bit quieter for climbing out of the airpark.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 1st

A new month, so here are the stats:

Power billed

Power generated

So it looks like the car used an extra 200KWh (roughly $20), where the Jeep would have been about $200 in gas.