Daily Archives: March 16, 2019

Assuming The Weather Holds . . .

We had originally planned to have lunch today at our local Floyd’s Cajun Seafood, but then realized that we were also planning to have dinner at the one up in Sugarland Monday evening before our Puddles Pity Party concert. So it was off to SnoozeAm for breakfast.

We got there about 1:30pm and since the place was really busy, I dropped Jan off to get us checked in while I parked. When I caught up with her, she said there was a 45 minute wait.

That means we would get in about 2:25pm, 5 minutes before they were supposed to close at 2:30pm. Now we had noticed in past visits that they let people in right up until they closed, but we weren’t crazy about the wait.

So we decided to sojourn right down Bay Area Blvd to our used-to-be favorite The Egg and I. And it quickly became obvious that it was a lot of people’s ‘used-to-be favorite. There was no wait, and, actually, it was almost half empty.

Quite a difference from before Snooze opened a few months ago.

We had stopped going to the Egg a month or so ago due to sloppy, slow service, and it hadn’t gotten any better by today’s visit.

Snooze is owned by First Watch, and we’d heard that they were converting under-performing Egg and I’s over to First Watch locations. Something we weren’t happy to hear, since our two visits to the one in League City were underwhelming, to say the least.

The last time we were at the Egg, they didn’t know if they were going to be converted, but today they confirmed that they were.

Very possibly because they’re now an ‘under-performing’ store?

Assuming the weather holds, tomorrow it’s back under the rig to do the new oil filter install and test high idle.

Oil Filter for Rig

Since, according to Cummins, the original problem may have been caused by the rubber gasket not having enough oil on it, causing it to heat rot and leave small rubber particles on the filter mount. So, while I’m doing the test install, I’m going to be soaking the gasket in a bowl of oil.

Oil Filter Gasket

Then I’m going to do the test run by getting the filter started on the mounting while it’s still empty of oil, after I tie the electrical cables out of the way that I think were keeping me from getting the old filter reinstalled the other day.

Then I’ll fill the new one with oil and give it a go. Once I’ve got it installed and tightened down, (according to Cummins, that’s 1/4 turn after the filter contacts the mount surface), I’ll remove the ties holding the cables.

Next, after topping off the oil, I’ll give it a high idle (1000 rpm) run for an hour or so, looking for any leaks. If all goes well, next weekend we’ll do an hour or so drive up and down the Interstate for a further test.

We’ve been keeping an eye on all the Yellow Vest protests in Paris, since in many cases they’re taking place in prime tourist areas.

The Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées, right next to the Louvre, both places we’re supposed to visit.

Yellow Vest Protest 2

And then there’s our scheduled lunch at the Eiffel Tower.

Yellow Vest Protest 1

Hopefully things will be a little quieter when we’re there.

Thought for the Day:

Would lightning be faster if it didn’t zig-zag?