April 3rd, 2007

tornado

weather freakishness & pickup update

Okay, a few days ago in Kansas, we had tornado watches. Yesterday we had temps in the 80s. It's warm and raining right now.

Tonight? It's expected to be 30 degrees (Fahrenheit).

Ice on the roads the night after people were running, sweaty, on those same streets in shorts and no shirts.

In other news, I replaced the fuel pump on the pickup truck (roya_spirit decided an old pickup was too much work for her, so it's mine again) and discovered that the problem with its running at high speeds was far simpler than that: The fuel line simply seems to be blocked. *sigh* Why didn't I start with the easiest thing? No, I started with the most-complicated fix, rebuilding the carburetor; then replaced the fuel pump. Now I just need to replace the cruddy old fuel line and that ought to do it.

Ah, well, it'll be all fresh and new fuel-supply-wise.

Best,
Chris
tornado

tired

Seems that everyone in Lawrence is tired today due to the 5:30am BOOM-athon. I'm a little extra-tired due to having stayed up late finishing Rainbow's End, a new novel by Vernor Vinge. That darned guy wrote a book that made me read until 5am! Then, half an hour later, BOOM. Then, five hours later, the alarm went off because a TV-repair guy was coming over. Then, an hour later when he was gone, I was too awake for more sleeping.

About an hour from now, I start my 3-hour night class during which I need to be clever, knowledgeable, and helpful. Woof.

Best,
Chris