Archive for the ‘Corvettes’ Category

The wrong wing…

August 11, 2013

The wrong wing...

They sent a horrible looking wing to replace the one that was damaged on the 4th of July


The claim was opened

July 8, 2013

I got to work today and had a message from the other guy’s insurance company giving me a claim number for the accident on the 4th; so far, so good. All I want is to get the car fixed. I learned one thing; I’m not driving the ‘vette on holiday weekends anymore.

Catching up on things…

July 7, 2013

First things first; Dreamlinux development has ended. I closed the forum last January and that’s the end…No explanations and I may never know really why the devs gave up like that. I’m still running 5.0 along side Sabayon, Ubuntu Precise, Win7 Pro and Win8 and that’s enough hard drive madness for me.

It’s way too hot to be in the garage, so the trains have been out of the question. I did manage to get the backdrop positioned for mounting hardware and change the battery on the System One command station before the heatwave hit us. When it cools down I hope to finish the actuator setup I’ve dreamed up for the patio layout.

The ‘vette just recently went for a $1900.00 transmission rebuild and just the other day, I was read-ended on the way home from work! I’m getting a couple of estimates on the way home and I hope they don’t give me a hard time; it’s the second time “Flo” has paid a claim on this car.

Got some free time again…

August 26, 2011

I’ve been working on the layout, playing around with Liquid Lemur and working both jobs. Vacation time means that I get to work all 3 shifts depending on who is on vacation.

The vette has been running well lately. I found a vacuum leak on the MAP sensor that was causing a rough idle.

April Showers

April 8, 2011

Well, things have been going pretty well these days…The ‘Vette has been cold blooded since I got it back and I’m hoping that the parts I got through E-bay will solve the problem. It’s going to rain today and tomorrow morning, so I hope to work on it Sunday.

The car turns heads wherever I go…the cops turn their heads whenever I pass one…LOL.

I’m working 2 part time jobs along with my full time job at the hotel. The latest part time gig is pool care at the complex where we live. The nice part is that they’re going to take it off the rent….sweet deal! When the college job ends May 12th, I will still have the full time and part time gigs and have all morning to do whatever.

My Corevtte is almost home

February 22, 2011

The Vette should be back together this week….WOOHOO!! It’s been away from home for too long and I’m wondering how it will get back here being it’s 170 miles away.

New Beginnings

January 17, 2011

I start my new job today….I’m in maintenance again and full time to boot; Tomorrow, I start my part time gig at the college. I’m so glad that things are going to turn around soon.

The vette is going to Las Vegas tomorrow to get the engine fixed finally. I sure miss driving it.

My love of Corvettes

January 4, 2011

I thought I would post this…I came across it on one of my vette searches:

Well, hello again

December 26, 2010

Another 6 months has passed with many things happening. I was furloughed from the department I was in at work….sigh….I don’t understand this crazy economy. Why is it so hard to keep a decent job these days? I am still working there, but now I’m in housekeeping.

The oldest kids’ mom passed away in August and they both came into some money…they went out and bought me this little toy:

Since it’s 26 years old, it has its problems and I’ve turned it into a father-son project. It’s a blast to drive and the girls love it when I pick them up from school in it.

I built a roll-around workbench/storage unit for the patio layout and I’m working on a new interchangeable module system that could be mounted to it to add some more real estate to the layout.