It seems like the weeks are flying by, even with the cold weather and snow we had here it if Friday again. It was 27 degrees when I got up.Put some anisette in my coffee and I was nice and warm. The high is supposed to be in the mid 30’s , with a chance for some freezing rain. Donna has the restaurant tonight, but my truck will stay in the garage. My Son had an appointment to have his inspection and emissions check today but when he got there, the machine they use for the emissions part of it was out of service, so he has to come back, hopefully tomorrow, Boy am I glad diesel engines don’t need emission checks in MO. in 2015 they are going to something called tier 4 emissions and all the new 2015 diesel trucks will need to be checked. But I have been told the old ones will be grandfathered and not require them. I have to say compared to the 93 diesel I had before this one(2004) I never see any smoke from my Duramax even under load in the mountains, my old truck when you were pulling the fiver as soon as you got past half throttle you had a pretty good stream of black smoke, didn’t do it unless you put a load on it, if you were empty it didn’t smoke.
I read quite a few blogs each day and it seems to me that unless you are in Arizona or So Calif. the temperatures are below normal. Texas, and Florida unless you are in the keys are still cold, out friends in south Texas, Mustang Island, an Port Aransas are reporting cooler than normal temps. Since I like to sit around and soak in a pool, in addition to soaking in a bar once in awhile. I think I will wait another two months and about April start bugging Donna about a vacation, That way the water on the Gulf coast will be warmer and the day temps high.
How about a Navy picture, these pictures from the middle 60’s are getting hard to find, this is a single engine UH2a probably from my old squadron HC-2.
Break Hover we have em in.
Boy what you wouldn’t give to go back to those days when it didn’t take much to make for an exciting day.
Not much excitement here at the ranch, Rigg's got to chase his nemesis the feral cat of the property today, he likes nothing better than to give it a good run.
Hope all is well with all our friends out there, Please be safe. Sam & Donna………