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Re: Eighties Cars Is Ramping Up Again …
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J3 - do you subscribe to Bring-A-Trailer?

Check this out: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1987 ... p;utm_campaign=2020-04-05

I don't subscribe, but I do watch. Lots of interesting stuff shows up there.

Cutlass Supremes of this era are starting to show up in AACA judging. It makes sense—they were hugely popular, selling over 3.5 million between 1978 and 1988. A couple years ago, I wrote about the 1981 Cutlass Supreme coupe.


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Good morning, all.

Happy belated birthday, Ultrawoman!

Gris, I'm glad darling wife is healing.

Rainy (again) in the Philadelphia area. The rain has emphasized that some of our downspout extenders were failing, so I braved a trip to Home Depot early this morning to get some more.


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Re: Solar calculator and tax credit info.
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Thank you, Tom.


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Good morning, all.

Chilly and windy in the Philadelphia area.


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Had a solar panel/electric guy over. Thinking of converting the nursery and house over to a micro inverter: AP system. No batteries. Sell what we over generate back to the power company. Cost to us $2.50/watt purchase price. Came in cheaper and better system than 2 other competitive bidders. Panels made in the U.S.A with some great quality up to date materials and a 30 year warranty. Better Business A+ rated, licensed and insured family owned and operated tri-county company. 4-6 weeks to completion. Permitted and so forth. I didn't care too much one way or the other but Sue swayed me to at least take a look at it. It's only money. Right? There are tax credits, resale benefits and pay less for my monthly energy cost benefits. The salesman tried to talk me into converting the water heater, stove to gas. I told him no. Didn't want to have to deal with piping, tank storage and fill ups. He told us not to go with a battery back up system until battery technology improves. I agree.

We looked at solar a couple of years ago, but we have no good angles that aren't obscured by trees—the same thing that once made satellite a no go for us.

I'm still interested in how it goes for you. Agreed that battery backups aren't there yet, but my extremely smart electrician thinks they are the definitive future.


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Re: Oh! 4, Oh! 2, 2 Oh! 2 Oh!
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Good morning, all.

Cold, breezy, and sunny in the Philadelphia area.


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Re: Eighties Cars Is Ramping Up Again …
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A nice morning read. Of the three I believe you know which direction I am leaning. ;)

Thanks for reading—I published another entry this morning you may approve of:

1982 Porsche 928 hatchback coupe


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Re: FIRST OF APRIL
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Good morning, all.

Cold but lovely in the Philadelphia area.

I'll echo Letty's comments on the beautiful work, Tom. I do wish I had that skill.

It's within 72 hours now of when it was supposed to happen, so I called Delta, cancelled what was left of our 25th wedding anniversary flights, and requested a refund. The person on the line was still both nice and professional—very "on-brand" for Delta.


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Eighties Cars Is Ramping Up Again …
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Re: LAST OF MARCH 2020
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Good morning, all.

Drizzling and cool when we went for our morning walk at around 7:30 AM.

I've been working on Eighties Cars again in the evenings—I'll post those links in a different thread.


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Re: Monday, March 30th, 2020
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JOHN, YOU'RE MOVING RIGHT ALONG; THE LOCKDOWN COULD AID THAT??

Early on, it slowed me down, but recently I've gotten back to writing as a regular thing. Now—probably a little more than usual.


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Good morning, all.

Dreary but not raining in the Philadelphia area today.

Gris, 40 pictures/126 pages.

Tommy, that was a great story about Jimmy Johnson.


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Re: SUNDAY MORNING 29 MAR
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Glad you are safe Letty.

Agreed!


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Re: SUNDAY MORNING 29 MAR
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Good morning, all.

Gris, sounds like she is getting better already.

It's "spitting" in the Philadelphia area, but Ivelis is still out there putting the last of the mulch I secured down. The yard looks great …


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Good afternoon, all.

Glad to know that darling wife is home, Gris. Best wishes for quick healing.

A wash out today; not unexpected for late March. We're going to watch the IndyCar virtual race at 4:00 PM EST—the normal NBC broadcast crew will be hosting.


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Re: 26 MARCH 2020
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 I had a mini fridge listed for sale with the dimensions in the ad - 24/24/36". Guy came to pick it up today in a Toyota Corolla. He's coming back tomorrow with a different car...

I was thinking that was a mighty large Corolla!


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Re: 26 MARCH 2020
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NEGLECTED TO MENTION, TODAY IS OUR 54TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

Wow! 54 years—congratulations! We're not even halfway there …


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Re: 26 MARCH 2020
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I have predicted the new boomers in about 9 months from when this is over … Harley and many others are hoping so …

Harley is hoping for something, anything!


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Re: 26 MARCH 2020
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Good morning, all.

It frosted last night in the Philadelphia area. This morning: bright and sunny.

Gris, we've been thinking of you and DW.


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BAD NEWS FROM THE NATIONS: DARLING WIFE FELL AND BROKE HER HIP LAST NIGHT. ORTHOPEDIC SIL SAYS ITS THE BEST KIND OF HIP BREAK. SMALL COMFORT THERE! SHE'S IN THE HOSPITAL IN TULSA, HIP PINNED, SURGERY DONE, NO COMPLICATIONS. THE HOSPITAL IS ALLOWING NO VISITORS. BAD TIME TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL. WHAT COMES NEXT I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE REHAB---SHE MIGHT BE SAFER FROM THE KUNG FLU AT HOME.

Ugh … best wishes for a quick recovery.


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Good morning, all.

A typical March day in the Philadelphia area, cold and gray.

Ivelis got some chastening news yesterday: one of her best friends in the Corvette world (likely one of her best friends period) has had cancer return. This woman has spent most of her life fighting off all manner of ills. We're really worried this time.

I was able to put through the refund request for our cancelled 25th anniversary cruise yesterday. NCL promises we'll receive it within 90 days—here's hoping.


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Good morning, all.

Sunny but cold in the Philadelphia area.

We're basically on lockdown in our county, with overall fifty diagnosed and likely many times that sick and undiagnosed.

For now, the supply chain functions: Ivelis' work Microsoft Surface Pro suffered a hardware failure yesterday and a replacement came this morning.


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Good morning, all.

Dreary and rainy in the Philadelphia area.

Today is the first day that the University will attempt to deliver all of its classes remotely, so we're on high alert.


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Re: IMSA Update!!!
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And they have set up a mini-NASCAR series, too. Quite a number of cup drivers are going to be in it.

On FS1 at 1:30 PM Eastern today (Sunday).


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Good morning, all.

Pretty, but chilly in the Philadelphia area—a better than average March day.

I have managed to secure some mulch; Ivelis is quite happy with me.


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Good morning, all.

We're pretty much battened down in Pennsylvania.


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Here is a local bar that is one of the few left that bring back memories of the olden days. There are a few local dives left but hanging out in the bars ain't what it used to be. Not to worry. I spent enough time in the bars to last me a lifetime.

We had a bar on the University campus that won "best dive bar" for all of Philadelphia. Strikingly, they did not like this: they almost immediately remodeled and made their food edible. I though it was a mistake.


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Good morning, all.

Hanging in there—this is the first day that both Ivelis and I are working from home. We're trying to set up a routine.

We went for a walk this morning in the fog, and saw only a few people.


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Agreed. The NASCAR races have been surprisingly watchable.


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Good morning, all.


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Re: March 17th, 2020
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AH YES, GOD CREATED WHISKEY SO THE IRISH WOULDN'T CONQUER THE WORLD

… and the single greatest percentage of me is Irish (I'm a British Isles mutt—got all four in various percentages)


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Good morning, all.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.


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We are also fully provisioned. All the local counties are on lockdown, as we are the epicenter of the Pennsylvania spread.

Ivelis is getting a lot of yard work done as it is a beautiful spring day. She reports that the ferns are coming up.

I've been watching various live virtual racing. This morning I watched Formula One (with some real F1 and IndyCar drivers), and right now, I'm watching the Ninety Minutes of Sebring. NASCAR is later this afternoon, and Dale, Jr. is one of those racing. All of this has been surprisingly watchable.

We both expect to go to work tomorrow, barring any further changes. We can both work from home if necessary, with varying degrees of effectiveness.

For my family, the significant effort has been around protecting our parents, who have highly compromised immune systems. My best to you all.


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Nice Vette photo bomb!

Thank you, Letty.


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Hi Ivelis

She says hi right back. Thanks again for your hospitality several years back.


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Good morning, all.

Took Grace (the 2003) in for state inspection this morning, trying to get back on a cycle that more closely matches her driving months. Yesterday evening, this happened when I pulled the car out of the garage for the first time in 2020:


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Re: It's Been Sixteen Years …
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I remember back when you were working on her in the olden days. Hard to believe I've had my 90 almost 17 years now. Started lurking in Corvette Forum back in 2002 reading on selecting a Corvette. Ended up with my white Z51 6 speed that I paid 8k for cash. It still runs, 142,000 miles and doesn't burn a drop of oil. Really, I wouldn't be afraid to take it on a road trip.

142k is up there for a C4—not the most, but way to the right of the bell curve. Original powertrain?


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Have you had any nibbles on her yet, John?

Nibbles, but nothing serious. The next step would be to put her on Bring A Trailer, but now Ivelis is hinting that I should keep her …


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Good morning, all.


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Re: THE FIFTH OF MARCH
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… am getting a presentation done today for a new fertilizer product I have come up with. Am making the pitch to a company I need to have make it for us. All NDA's have been signed …

Best of luck, Marcus.


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Good morning, all.

I'm "up on the wheel" this morning—took Lauren out for her arrival anniversary at about 6:15 AM. Now at work, but wired.


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… since Lauren arrived. I took her out for a short drive this morning in the cold but clear air. A picture taken this morning is below.

It was an interesting year for Lauren, with the major highlights being her inclusion in the NCRS Gallery XIX at Corvettes at Carlisle and the fact that I put her up for sale in November.


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So … Gris made it back safely and there's another Corvette in the family—sounds good to me. In the last couple of days, we've gained two C6s.

Rainy but relatively warm in the Philadelphia area.


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Good morning, all.


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Good morning, all.

Safe travels, Gris. That's a positive attitude, Tom—and an interesting way of looking at things.


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Escape, Journey, 1981

Signals, Rush, 1982


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