Saturday, September 01, 1990

Rain and ATF

Well its been a while since I posted so I thought I'd throw up some updates.

From Wenesday the 13th until Sunday the 17th it rained 4.5-5.0 inches, depending on who's rain guage you listen to. I am very glad the rain has stopped but the weather has thrown us another curve ball. It froze last night, got down to -2C and I had to scrape my windows this morning. I'm not too concerned about the windows but I am worried about my peppers in the garden. Hopefully they have survived.

In truck news it looks like the rear seal in my truck wasn't the problem. My uncle fixed it for me, it turns out that who ever fixed the U-joints is a bit of a moron. The drive shafts were out of phase so I had a nasty vibration and the bolt that holds the drive shaft to the transmission was loose enough that ATF was able to leak out. That makes me feel good *cough*sarcasm*cough*. So its all fixed now and he also fixed the kick down linkage so it shifts so much smoother now.

I've been thrust into a new hobbie, RC Nitro cars. Two weeks ago I was at Turtle lake with some guys from work and one of them brough his Team Losi XXXNT out and it was crazy amounts of fun. Now I've bought a Traxxas Nirto Sport. No I didn't get that money tree to germinate, I bought a used one off of eBay. Hopefully it gets here soon. I've also purchased 3 Estes Alpha rocket kits on eBay, so lets just say I'm all hobbied up.

This weekend is the annual Potatoe Dig and that means I've had this blog for a year now. The arrival of the potatoe dig means that my birthday must be near and what do you know it is! I'm turning 24 on the 25th. I guess that officially makes me mid-twenties. Here are my birthday demands... uh I mean birthday list :).

  • A brand new nitro car - Team Associated RC10GT, Team Losi XXXNT2 or Traxxas Nitro Rustler would be acceptable
  • Estes Commanche 3
  • Tea pot
  • More lanterns!
  • More Corelle classic cafe blue dishes
  • Quality forged steel chefs knife. German if possible.
  • New shoes

Sunday is the last day of street legal drags at SIR this season and hopefully I'll be out there with Tristan and his malibu. He and his dad flushed the trans, put the new converter and the 4.60 gears in. It should haul some ass now. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Have fun people.

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