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I May Already Be A Winner . . .

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Today was another stay-at-home, rest-up day preparing for when all of Jan’s relatives from Illinois converge on Brandi’s house in Katy.

We’ll go into Brandi’s on Wednesday morning as everyone starts drifting in. Jan’s sister, Debbie and her husband Jim are driving in from Illinois, while their daughter Tana, her finance Curtis, and Tana’s daughter Gwen, are flying in from doing the theme park thing in the Orlando area.

But Debbie and Jim’s son Jason, his wife Laura, and their kids Avery Jane, Ella, and Annisten, along with their other daughter, Christina, have been vacationing down in the Galveston area for the last week

In fact, Brandi, Lowell, Landon, and Miss Piper met them down in Galveston yesterday for fun, sun, and the water.

Landon on Board


Piper Landon Kids




Piper Annisten


Landon Lowell Brandi at Galveston

Jan and I are really looking forward to seeing Debbie and her family, since it’s been over 2 years.

Tomorrow I’m going to lift up the engine cover under the bed and see if I can reach the top bolt on the hydraulic fan motor that came loose last week in Pauls Valley, OK. I bought extra nuts and washers, but I don’t know yet if I can get to it. I guess we’ll see.

I’ve also been  thinking more about my rooftop AC not cooling well while we’re on the road, but works great when we’re parked.

AC Cover Diagram

Here’s a drawing I made noting the location of the vents on the cover. I think the idea is that air rushing pass the side vents will create a vacuum, pulling in the air from the rear vents.



But that air is normally considered a dead space, almost a vacuum area itself. That’s why race cars can draft behind each other. And also why you see more and more semi-trailers with those foldable flaps on the rear end to smooth out the air flow. Studies show around a 5.5% increase in fuel mileage when they’re used.

So I may try adding some flaps on the sides and top of the cover to see if that helps.

I may already be a winner, or at least that’s what Publisher’s Clearing House is telling me. I entered today for the big drawing for a prize of $2,000,000 up front, $10,000 a week for life, and a new car. Nice!

The next drawing is this Friday, the 30th, so I always wait until the last minute to sign up because I get flooded with emails about the drawing. And now they’re selling a lot of other stuff besides magazines, including pretty much all the ‘As Seen On TV’ stuff, like copper pans, expandable hoses, and cleaning products.

Passport America, Save 50% on Campsites

But I might already be a winner, right?



Thought for the Day:

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

  ghgdg

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5 Responses to I May Already Be A Winner . . .

  1. Brett says:

    You and Jan are all ready winners!
    Living where you want and traveling when you want Glad y’all back in Texas

  2. Ray Warner says:

    Yes and I have a long lost uncle in Nairobi that wants to send me 11 million dollars. Just send my bank information and password. You betcha, I get right on that.

  3. Bob Plaskon says:

    Greg, regarding your a/c, how about mounting vertically those heating vent deflectors? Home Depot and Lowes stock them and they’re clear and inexpensive.  Bob

  4. ken says:

    I know you are kidding about winning pchss,because that is a scam! No one ever wins ! I wish they would put them in the klink where they belong. For all you youngsters, I want you to know that the first scam was when readers digest was cought in a fake million dollar give a way. That was in late 40 or early 50s .They couldn’t figer out a way to repay everyone who bought into it, so they gave away free sub. To everyone who had entered! Ken

  5. Linda in NE says:

    If you’re going to be a winner you are definitely in competition with my neighbor. Please let him win so he will move away!!! Spends his life playing that game and every time his computer shows something strange or something about Adobe Flash Player shows up on his screen he panics and shows up on my door step. I am to drop everything I’m doing and fix his problem so he can play his precious game. Please let him win, he’s so darned annoying.

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