Daily Archives: February 1, 2015

Copters and Kisses . . .

The promised rain never materialized today. Instead it was sunny and in the mid-70’s. What’da they know.

I broke down last night and ordered a quadcopter like the one Nick has. Can’t let him get too far ahead of me. Besides, I figure he’ll break his at some point and want me to fix it, so this way I’ll have some advanced knowledge about it.

That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

UD1 Quadcopter

UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera RTF Mode 2

So this morning I went over to Nick’s to practice flying his. I mean, I don’t want to practice using mine. I might break it.

I was surprised at how easy it was to fly, much easier than some of the small ones I have. And it was probably easier due to the fact it WAS bigger. A good bit bigger.

In fact it’s more than a foot across, and very stable. For only $61 it’s a great deal.

I had mine sent to Chris and Linda’s down in Friendswood, so we’ll be able to pick it up when we get down there Wednesday. Like Nick I also ordered some extra batteries for it, so I won’t have to wait between flights.

Later in the afternoon, since the weather was still pretty clear, I decided to wash and wax the rig using my new pressure washer.

After filling the solution tank with the wash/wax concentrate, I used the high power wash to thoroughly wet down an area, then switched to the mix position to spray the wash/wax on. Then using my telescoping soft brush, I scrubbed the area down being sure not to miss any spots. Finishing up, I switched back to the high power setting and washed all the dirt and suds off,

Doing about a quarter of the rig side at a time, I worked my way around all 4 sides. The concentrate that came with the washer seems to work pretty well and doesn’t leave streaks when it dries. The shine looks pretty good, but I don’t think it’s quite as good as the Zip Wax Concentrate I’ve used before. So the next time I do the rig, I probably use the Zip Wax.

For dinner tonight, Jan fixed up a batch of her famous Nachos, made with both fresh and pickled jalapeños, to go along with our leftover Mexican from Los Cabos last week. Really, really good.

Then later, I fixed us sundaes with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla and several different kinds of chopped up Hershey’s Kisses. The perfect dessert.


Thought for the Day:


Remember Nick Russell’s latest Big Lake book, Big Lake Burning, is out. Get it now before they’re all gone.


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