High-winds Noodling

There’s a blow going on since last night that has got my decorative windmill going bananas, and the 6’x8′ pieces of Astroturf have been picked-up and scattered around the driveway and tossed under the redwoods…so of course I do something else, because I already did that (picked ’em up) this morning.

But first I take down all the flags that are whipping in the wind, and find a way to fix the mounting brackets so they all take a 5mm hex-head nut to tighten against the pole.

Meanwhile a while back I had installed the “Stage I” kit on the Fat Boy, really just in order to remove the football air-cleaner and replace it with The Skull!And all that is great and it looks really cool and bitchin’ – except today while inspecting my handiwork I noticed a wiring plug hanging freely, something with a bung on one side, something which must have been concealed by the football…

Going through the RTFM instruction pages which I had not done RTFM on before but simply looked at the visual diagram to complete the job, there was a “#8 – Clip, adhesive” that I found laying in among some other tools, and I used that to pull up the dangler and hide it behind the air filter. Job done! Except for the part I now began to read since it was not just a cosmetic upgrade but a “Screamin’ Eagle Stage 1 Kit for EFI Models.” And that which I read was, You must recalibrate the ECM when installing this kit. Failure to properly recalibrate the ECM can result in severe engine damage.” Oh great, at least I haven’t put more than ten mikes on it since the monkeywrenching…

A Spring Like Sunday

The last couple days have been very non-January, but wind and rain is forecast for next weekend and around here you have get things done when the weather allows, hot or cold…So Saturday we attacked the quince on the embankment, and even with long-gauntlet rose-pruning gloves, my forearm was attacked back. But now the yard-waste can is full and the pickup is Monday morning.

When in doubt, grill it out

Another pork tenderloin…and a comfortable 56-degrees.

Besides food-therapy, the Pandemic of the Wuhan Flu has brought about some retail-therapy, with more parts going onto the Harley Fat Boy: a “lay-down” license-plate holder, and an LED tail-light to match being the most recent bits.

47-Degrees and the Husky likes it.

After a brilliant sunrise yesterday morning the clouds rolled-in and the rain started. We got about an inch of wetness and mostly stayed-in – with just a walk up to the mailbox on the road for exercise. Today it cleared out, but another set of weather is set to come down tomorrow from the Northwest, but it may blow apart before it gets down here to us. So far the drainage isn’t even running…SaveMart had a buy-one-get-on deal on Tri-Tip, so with Thursday set to be clear again, I can grill and the doggy will have some topping on her kibble…

36-Degrees

The sun is rising south of the big oak, about 7:12 in the morning and we’re about two weeks out from the Solstice…so in a couple weeks the days will begin to get fractionally longer! Not that you’re gonna notice much.

Our vapid moron Governor Greaseball has sent down from on high another lockdown edict, based on fictional numbers and questionable ‘social justice’ demands.

I’m not going anywhere anyhow and always avoided traveling during mass-Holiday events, so staying home and doing chores and cooking suites me ok. My wife is also grateful for the lack of family pressure, demands, and interference so we’re on the same page. Hope everyone has a fine time despite whatever restrictions you’re living under…

36-Degrees

The sun is rising south of the big oak, about 7:12 in the morning and we’re about two weeks out from the Solstice…so in a couple weeks the days will begin to get fractionally longer! Not that you’re gonna notice much.

Our vapid moron Governor Greaseball has sent down from on high another lockdown edict, based on fictional numbers and questionable ‘social justice’ demands.

I’m not going anywhere anyhow and always avoided traveling during mass-Holiday events, so staying home and doing chores and cooking suites me ok. My wife is also grateful for the lack of family pressure, demands, and interference so we’re on the same page. Hope everyone has a fine time despite whatever restrictions you’re living under…

Rain and Pre-emergent

After an initial application of 25 gallons near the house on Saturday, I saddled-up and mixed another 25 on Sunday – then another and another and the big jug is almost empty but the whole field is covered.Tuesday at 6:15 the dog came in warm and dry. WTH? It’s 65-degrees instead of 35, and a warm breeze is cutting under the overcast – a storm is coming-in. Biscuits and farm eggs for breakfast, with coffee and a Greyhound. We have been taking vitamin D supplements, 5,000 IU since last fall, and have not had a cold and hardly a sniffle either.

Sunrise Post-DST

After all the heat and smoke and pressure of Summer, the sun has clocked around again and is rising at the right end of the dry-creek feature. As we head into Winter a few days of mild weather remain, and the opportunity to finish some yard-projects before it begins to rain.We look forward to the changes in temperature, and the chance we might get a little snow eventually. Rain will be an indicator of where we need to dig-out drainage channels – many of the rivulets have been upset by burrowing squirrels and will need repair, and so too the main channel. Mainly rain will bring relief from pressure, after the long, hot and smoky, Wuhan Virus plagued year of political torment and unrest. Fortunately we remain free and the chaos remains distant.