Good Morning everyone..
We had a windy day yeserday, and true to form, the power went out.. DTE power had just sent out a letter explaining the frequent power outages, and
their program to fix the problems [tree trimming] It's not like its a 'surprise' that trees need trimming !! Neighboring Power companies have a MUCH better
record of keeping the trees trimed and the power ON !
I bought some solar panels, and with Freddie's long-distance tutoring, I'll get some solar power in a month or two. Going through the 'process' with
the local power company is far worse than the instalation and wiring !!
I hope to cut my bills in half... with the summer heat coming, a bit of help for the A/C bills will help.
Maybe I'll get serious about it and add more panels later in the year.. winter means more circulator pumps running 24/7.
The time is running short for my weekend party for the Pierce Arrow car folks.. it's June 23/24th.. I've got most of the exterior stuff done.
Flowers replaced the weeds in front of the front porch, I borrowed a few antique iron flower pots to spruce up the appearance of the flower beds.
The new grass is growing in well next to the back deck, the new rock walls and rock garden look good,
The vegetables go into the garden this weekend.
I've found most of the floor in my shop,, it was embarassing how bad it had filled up with crap,, I've got another day of sorting and pitching-out to clean
out more of the shop's accumulation.. it was a near thing
Hoarders-Anonymous had me on their short-list for an 'Intervention'...
I've got the '25 touring ready for the meet at the end of June: 25th-30th. IThe PierceArrowSociety's national meet is in western Michigan this year, around Kalamazoo. Should have ~50 or so PierceArrowcars show up, maybe more,, I'll take 3 to the meet..
I've got most of the work done on the '33 Pierce's Overdrive instalation. I hope to test drive it one of these days. I have to fabricate some type of
shift linkage for the Overdrive box.. it won't be as easy as it was for the 1925 car. but it's do-able.
I got lucky this week, the Kids who cut my grass, and trim called and asked me if I wanted another car-hauler trailer.. They had found and bought a nice trailer, but decided it was too big for their use.. so they offered it to me.. What a great deal !! it's almost exactly what I've been looking for.. Heavy axles, heavy frame, close spaced floor supports, lots of heavy tie-down rings. It is a 20', I'd prefer a 22 or 24' but I can fit any of my cars in the trailer, just as long as I don't get too fat... I have 24" from the bumpers to the front wall or the back ramp..
Most importantly it's an extra tall trailer.. my old trailer won't provide enough height clearance for my '26 town car or the '25 touring with the top up. now I have room to spare.. Plus the trailer is finishied inside, insulated, lights, etc.. It's not a new trailer, but I'm not fussy, functional beats pretty every day in my life.
The flag is out for the weekend, and Freddie, thanks for the update on correct Flag proceedure.
The AA is still idling along, maybe uses 20-30# a day, I'll let it go out after the party is done on the 24th.. I'll be using a LOT of hot water for that weekend, after that, I'll be gone for a week, so I will let it go out and maybe this year I'll do some maintenance..
Hope everyone has a great weekend.