Since I bought the Honda generator I haven't had an opportunity to try to start it at my apt. bldg. I wasn't worried because I found Lassen Park's Honda genny so easy to use last year, and although mine is a lot smaller it should be ok. I took it over to Steve's and it started right away, and is more quiet than I thought. The customer service rep where I bought it tried it out in the shop and I thought it was noisier than what I hoped it would be. Out in the open it just purrs along very quietly. I sure wish I had the strength to handle the 2000 model but I don't, so I will be ok with what I have.
We made arrangements for Steve to remove the tailgate next week, and he showed me how to use the ratchets to strap items in the bed of the truck. Would you believe I just could never wrap my brain around how ratchets work, so I never bothered with them. Even when I took my propane tanks to be refilled I used bungee cords to hold them in place. I should have learned all this stuff when I was younger, but I guess it's better late than never. I really wish I had someone to travel with, but then when I think about it some more, I'm better off that I don't.
The day was beautiful because the sun shone and I find it so much easier to drive in sunlight. It never did get above the mid 60's though, so I guess really warm Sacramento weather will be a rarity between now and next summer.
I didn't mean to imply that I think I'll need a parka in all of Arizona next month, but I'm sure I would appreciate having one if I happen to get to Grand Canyon, or any places at high elevations. So JB, you will probably be ok in t-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops.
I got out my big flashlight today and looked under and in back of everything to find all the gloves I'm missing. I looked in my truck, where I usually keep a pair of insulated gloves for really cold weather - only found one glove! There is definitely a leprechaun hanging around hiding my gloves! He will probably release them after I've gone and bought some more.
OLD IS NEW AGAIN
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