Thursday, February 9, 2012

Game Change

What a shock! I got laid off Monday! A bunch of us did. There was even a news story about it on the 11 O'clock news Tuesday...there's some smart thinking in the front office.

We lost both Christmas Weeks, Martin Luther King weekend yielded about 20% of it's potential. Next up is President's Weekend Feb 18/19/20...It's lost as of today...or, If the long-range models are right, it could be snowed out...stop the bleeding...I would.

I'm gonna sprain my elbow from patting myself on the see, I've been banking every paycheck this season...putting off those non-essential purchases in case the season fizzled. Turns out I'm psychic!

On the positive side, I can quit obsessing over the weather until November!

I can now devote my full attention to the Ancestral Diggins...I'll get my tomato seeds into their seed trays next week.

Gotta wire up the automatic irrigation system, and replace a couple of fence posts.

I'll be doing some traveling, more Lincoln Highway sleuthing, too.

Last week I scored some GPS aids on close-out from the Lincoln Highway Trading Post to help with the search.The 2010 Edition of the Official Lincoln Highway Maps cd was $5, marked down from $39.99 DeLorme's Street Atlas USA 2010 was marked down to something like $15-$20 too. The 2010 E The GPS reciever was $25.99 at Amazon

Between chores and travel, there's weatherproofing and wiring to do on the camper too...

Since Tuesday, the 2012 Formula One teams have been testing at Jerez, Spain. Most are trying to gather data on the new Pirelli tires...the performance gap between super-soft, soft, medium, and hard have been narrowed. Pirelli hopes the difference will be approximately 0.85sec/lap this year...down from about a second and a half last season.

The new Sporting Regulations have again taken away downforce, the blown diffusers are history, and the exhaust gasses are effectively prohibited from producing any aero advantage.

All the new cars I've seen have a new nose except the McLaren MP4-27. The new nose is being called the stepped nose because the Sporting Regs dictate the nose be lower, forward of the front bulkhead. To my eye, it's a broken nose...think Streisand...

There's 37 days of waiting until the F1 boys turn their wheels in anger. The Australian Grand Prix takes the green lights Sunday March 18th, which should be Saturday night in the States.

The Daytona 500 runs Sunday February 26th, and baseball's Spring Training Games begin in March!

Play Ball!


  1. Welcome to the masses of the un and underemployed! Sad to hear the news. Soldier on!

  2. I can almost hear the quaint strains of "Happy Days Are Here Again"

    Brother, can you spare a dime?