One Piece at a Time

First, I am not complaining. Even if it might read that way.

With both my wife and I working, days have been long for both of us. The reason: Currently we only have one vehicle.

This means that we both have to get up early, so that we can get me to work on time. Then she has to wait around for a while, before she takes the van and drives to work.

This, of course, means I have no vehicle until her work day is done, and she can come and pick me up. Then we can go home, or shopping, or whatever.

Now, obviously the solution to this problem is for me to get my own car. Which sounds much easier than its turning out to be.

Every time we are ready to go look at the vehicles available, something is needed on her van. Some, like new snow tires, were expected. But other issues are quite the opposite.

Before the snow tires, we lost the air conditioning system. Sounds like no big deal, except the van is so big, it’s impossible to cool it down if the weather is hot, and also impossible to defog the windshield when the air is moist, unless the air is working.

And now that we’re ready again to go looking, we seem to have a small leak in the radiator system. We haven’t found the leak yet, but we certainly can smell it!

Adding to our woes is we now also need to replace the front wheel bearings.

These issues would be so much easier to find and get fixed if we had two vehicles. But we can’t pay for another vehicle until after we pay for the repairs on our current one.

A real Catch-22.

So for now, we both have to work each others schedule, while we fix things. One piece at a time.

At this rate, maybe that will be how we have to get a new vehicle also.

We Back

And … We are back.

So, you may ask, where the heck have I been?

The short answer is my website went down when hackers took down my web hosting provider.

I waited for a while, but they never came back, so I parked this website while looking for a new provider. And work got in the way. And my wife and I started doing some weekend exploring trips.

It sometimes takes a while to get back up, especially when you are already over-tasked and don’t have a bunch of available time.

But that is all in the past now. I’ve finally found a new web hosting company, so I’m back. Finally.

My next project here is to finally update the look and feel of my website itself. It is time. And I will get right on that.

Once I find some extra time, of course.

Meanwhile, there are lots of projects happening here at the stations, and I am knee deep in most of them. And a lot deeper than that on one or two.

One of those projects is the stations website has been changed and revamped. It looks great, and as we quickly as we can, we’ll be adding much more to it in the near future. So just keep checking in at to see how that project is coming along.

And here, too.

We Back!