Top of the Morning to Ya

This afternoon or tomorrow I am going to visit with clerk 05 at the Midland, NC US Postal Service and present her with my papers to get a $117 refund. This should be easy since she mailed my stuff to the country of her choice, not mine.

The weather here was wonderfully warm yesterday. Oh for a few stolen moments of summer past and summers yet to come.

Our golf course opened yesterday for the first time in 4 months. During that outage they re-grassed the greens. They were beautiful and slick as a minnow with a runny nose. The place was crowded as a warm Saturday in May.

Gigi and I crashed last night and slept deeply. We needed the rest, both of us. Stress will wear you down in no time.

I haven’t been to work this week yet I have worked between other stuff. I swear I could work effectively virtually if I got the nerve. Heck I have done two Skype video conference calls in the past two days.

There are 78 days and change until I go on winter vacation. I miss the island. I had so much fun there in September and met lots of new people. I love asking folks how they ended up in St Croix. The story always starts by rolling their eyes and they say, “Well…”. You know it will be a whimsical tale you are about to hear.

Diesel here has spiked to $3.39 a gallon so I have mostly parked the truck for now. The Jeep gets better mileage and burns cheaper fuel at $2.99 a gallon. Plus it is fun to drive.

Sometime today my Jeep will hit 250,000 on the odometer. That is a lot of miles. It is a trip to the moon. It is 10 trips around the planet. I hope I remember to take a picture of the event.


mr zig said...

In my last car I was excited to hit the 100,000KMs - and I was watching it creep up... then a good song came on the radio, and at the next light I looked down ant it was 100,003!! I had missed it! Oh well - :)

TerryC said...

Good on ya! Get your money back from that incompetent. Did you get the package back? We still don't have it.

"Slick as a minnow with a runny nose"!? Too funny! How long have you been waiting to find a use for that one? ;)

Michael said...

You need to start looking into biodiesel. At current petrodiesel rates, biodiesel is now becoming competitive. The production of biodiesel is less dependent on fossil fuels (not at all dependent in many cases), so the price is less likely to rise following every increase in oil prices.

Just last night Terry and I were discussing Piedmont Biofuels, a biodiesel coop with a commercial production facility in Pittsboro, NC, who we are planning on contacting for consultation regarding our own biodiesel project.

Their site has maps of biodiesel production facilities, commercial pumps, and coops throughout NC.

The closest to you is Metrolina Biofuels, a coop of biodiesel homebrewers who have been putting together a commercial facility for the Charlotte metropolitan area. I don't know if they are pumping to the public yet, but check them out.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

You want me to mail you something from Piedmont Biodiesel? Oh I just kill myself sometimes.

TerryC said...

No, Silly! We want you to send it to the BVI. Then maybe we'll get it!