Friday, September 07, 2007

Jim, come back!

Come back, Jim!

Please come back.

Maybe if you would leave a comment here, Jim might read it.

He might even write a return comment (here) from wherever he is when he finds an Internet cafe. Jail

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Answer to yesterday's quiz on my Wordless Wednesday post

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A slug-bug at that!

This one's a 1955 Volkswagen,

my 1:18 die cast toy car.


The 1955 VW did not have a gas guage (fuel gage). Instead, when it ran out of gas and started to sputter, the driver reached below the dashboard, turned a lever there to the 'RESERVE' position and the car would run to the next gas station on 'reserve.'


Many motorcycles are like that today, just don't forget to turn the lever back to 'main gas tank' after refueling.


In 1962, Volkswagon introduced the gas gauge (mine yesterday was from a later model, the one on the right is a 1960's gauge.


The reason for having an "R" position instead of "E" for empty was that VW drivers were used to driving on that "RESERVE" gasoline.


It bothered them, so figured the design engineers, to be driving close to "EMPTY." So the "R" remains to this day, signifying "RESERVE."


Trivia question, why does this gauge say gasolina instead of fuel or gasoline?


Answer, this gauge came from a Spanish language country in South America or Mexico..

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A Quiz Today -- What does the "R" stand for on this car gas gauge? -- Wordless Wednesday

The answer was posted the next day. (Click here.)

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Extra Words, not part of Wordless Wednesday
Easier question,
what kind of car is this from?



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Sunday, September 02, 2007

I rejoiced with those who said to me,

"Let us go to the house of the LORD."
A song of ascents. Of David.
1 I rejoiced with those who said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the LORD."
2 Our feet are standing
in your gates, O Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem is built like a city
that is closely compacted together.
[Psalm 122:1-3 NIV (link)]

A precident was set for this, ages back.

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Work for the ...

night rain is coming

My work? I was on my way to Willis (Texas) to run some needed errands. I had to mail some letters, get a couple of things at the grocery store, and pick up some books from the library--ones I had ordered to come to this library from Conroe and Tomball.

It rained at Willis, while I was shopping in the grocery store. Willis is a fifteen (15) minute drive from our house.

It had not rained yet at home. But give it about 20 minutes after I got back and we had this (rain). It amounted to just under an inch in those few minutes, Houston had a lot more, those people had some street flooding.

That was enough to make standing water on the golf course back there. It was wet enough already from the day before's rain to cause this earlier in the morning:

Surely this isn't global warming? Already?

We've had a really wet summer as have other parts of the world, while some places had record breaking heat.

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