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  1. Hope everyone else had a good Valentine's day and weekend. Wife and I did a couples terrarium workshop at the zoo. In addition to making our own terrarium we got a guided tour of the Zoo's museum greenhouse and show and tell with a few zoo animals. Looks like it's going to be a weird weather week. Wednesday in the 50's, Thursday starts out in the 50's but a quick strong storm system will drop temps to single digits by Thursday night. So far it's unknown if we'll get ice accumulation or snow when the temps drop. One station is saying we could see upto 6 inches of snow depending on when the temps drop.
  2. Spike

    NASCAR news

    Greg Biffle will try and make the Great American Race with NY Racing in the 44 Chevy Camaro https://www.jayski.com/2022/02/14/ny-racing-to-attempt-daytona-500-with-greg-biffle/ Busch Light will spend $10 million dollars over the next 3 years sponsoring women drivers https://www.jayski.com/2022/02/14/busch-light-launches-accelerate-her-program/ There are 42 teams vying for 40 spots for the Daytona 500, 6 driver's have to race their way in, 4 will make it 2 will go home. https://www.jayski.com/nascar-cup-series/2022-nascar-cup-series-daytona-500-entry-list/ Current and Former Nascar Cup Series driver's formed a Driver's Advisory Council and named Jeff Burton Director https://www.jayski.com/2022/02/11/drivers-form-drivers-advisory-council-jeff-burton-named-director/ The racing kicks off tonight at 7pm with the Arca Menards East series race on Floracing if you get that channel. Wednesday night is Cup single car Qualifying on FS1, Thursday night is the duels FS1, Friday night Truck series race FS1, Saturday afternoon Arca Menards series and Xfinity Daytona races FS1 and Sunday afternoon the Daytona 500 on Fox.
  3. You'd think the steel one would be going for more money than the plastic one. I found a used one in rough shape that sold for $400 on eBay. Before you post it on OfferUp try the Facebook Dukes of Hazzard groups, I'm sure you'll get plenty of offers there.
  4. Spike

    NASCAR news

    We definitely know what that's like, we had to deal with a circus for 4 years. Nascar's Growth and Engagement Officer/Advisor was arrested in Las Vegas over the weekend https://sports.yahoo.com/police-alvin-kamara-party-beat-man-unconscious-broke-his-eye-socket-050616004.html After reading this Nascar better distance themselves from this guy, like yesterday. The longer they wait the worse it's going to look for Nascar's brand.
  5. Forgot to mention it looks like the lady next door is going to be one of those long haul Covid cases. She's still suffering effects from it and the minor stroke it caused.
  6. Spike

    NASCAR news

    This definitely isn't the Nascar of old anymore, they done turned it into a 3 ring circus. Even though there was young children in the audience the rappers didn't feel the need to clean up their lyrics. At least the racing was good aside from the only way to pass was to bump the car ahead out of the way. Maybe some banking would have made a wider groove to pass but who knows. If they wanted to attract more casual viewers I think they should have had a simpler format instead of 4 knockout qualifying races. My wife kept asking during the knockout races is this the race, I'd say no just some stupid qualifying/knockout race. She replied didn't they do qualifying last night(Saturday) to which I said yes. She replied why are they doing these races if they did the qualifying already... I don't know ask the idiots who thought it up. Some issues popped up in practice and the race relating to overheating and failures with the new transaxle. Tyler Reddick and Kyle Busch led the first 2/3rds of the race and Joey Logano the last 1/3rd. Top 10 1. joey Logano 2 Kyle Busch 3 Austin Dillon 4 Erik Jones 5 Kyle Larson 6 William Byron 7 Cole Custer 8 Christopher Bell 9 AJ Allmendinger 10 Kevin Harvick
  7. Officially we got 12.8 inches at the Airport weather station but outside my front door is just 9 inches, majority of it Thursday. The one local tv station is now running an ad with pics of the snow "We don't want to alarm you just inform you". Yet Tuesday they were saying "This is the big one folks, could be the biggest one in history. We could see 22+ inches." They're not saying anything about how far off their predictions were. My dad finding out that I have a snowblower turned out worse than I thought so now I'm thinking about getting rid of it so I don't get called every time we get a little snowfall. Friday the elderly lady that lives next door to him wanted me to clear the 2 inches that fell after I cleared her driveway Thursday afternoon. I just shoveled it instead of getting the snowblower out of the garage and going through the whole startup procedure and waiting for it to warm up and anyways I left the key to it at home. My dad seen me shoveling and came over and gave me 10 minutes of grief because I wasn't using the bleeping blower, I turned my music back on and went back to shoveling and he eventually figured out I wasn't listening anymore and went back home. Turns out he didn't clear a path to get the trashcan out and wanted to use the snowblower and I said no. After I got done with the neighbor I shoveled a path for his stupid trashcan and instead of a thank you I got "what'd you get the snowblower for if you're not going to use it". I get home Friday and tell the wife I'm just going to sell the dang thing so she's pissed at me after we got in a fight about it....so yeah it's been a great weekend . I ended up adding a shot of whiskey to a bottle of Jones RootBeer that night.
  8. This "Snowmageddon" storm is so far turning out to be a dud. I know we still have another 24 hours to go but all it did so far is rain till about 1pm then snow for an hour and back to rain and now it's raining and snowing at the same time. We were supposed to have half a foot of snow by now. Local tv stations got everyone in such a panic saying this could be the biggest storm in history that local grocery store shelves are now bare. Schools, Library's, Museum, Local Government buildings all closed for the rest of the week. One goofball meteorologist said this one was going to be like or worse than the dreaded "blizzard of '78", I hope he gets reprimanded at least.
  9. Yeah hopefully the ice skips you and us. Last time we had a significant ice storm here we didn't have power for a week. They upped the snow amount to possibly 18 inches now.
  10. Spike

    NASCAR news

    Floyd Mayweather is now a Nascar team owner https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2022/02/01/boxing-hall-of-famer-floyd-mayweather-to-field-nascar-cup-team-kaz-grala/ Kaz Grala will drive the #50 TMT Racing Chevrolet in select races.
  11. Since my brother in law got his new snowblower attachment and new mower he gave me his old snowblower. And it looks like I'll be using it Thursday as they're forecasting upto a foot of snow for Wednesday-Thursday. Of the big 3 hardware chains in town I found out Home Depot allows you to rent their trucks without having to make a big purchase in store to haul home. So I rented their truck to get the snowblower from my brother in law and bring it home. After I dropped the truck back off to Home Depot I checked out the weekend clearance sale and ended up buying another ratcheting screwdriver that I really didn't need but for half a turn of the handle it does a full turn of the bit and I only paid $5 with the extra 15% off clearance prices sale they were running.
  12. Spike

    NASCAR news

    Greg Biffle might attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 https://www.jayski.com/2022/01/29/greg-biffle-to-attempt-daytona-500-with-ny-racing/ Busch Clash schedule: Saturday Practice 12:30pm est FS2 Qualifying 8:30pm est FS1 Sunday Qualifying heats 3pm est Fox Last Chance Qualifying 4:10pm est Fox Race 6pm est Fox
  13. Buy and Move into a house.
  14. Spike

    NASCAR news

    When the Clown Prince got the boot in 2018 I thought Nascar execs were done with bad ideas but nope https://www.jayski.com/2022/01/27/martinsville-spring-race-to-be-400-laps/ Yeah let's shorten the length of exciting short track races but keep the same laps at boring 1.5mile tracks.
  15. Interesting how things finally get fixed around here when you start documenting it. Monday morning I fell again on the iced over sidewalk leading to the parking lot. Since late November early December the eavestrough down spout at the end of the building had been separated from the eavestrough so all the rain and snowmelt has been pouring down on the neighbors front step and then down to the sidewalk. The roof is black so even when it's really cold like it has been this week the snow melts on sunny days and the sidewalk has been covered with a 1/8-1/4 inch thick layer of ice. Monday morning after I fell I took pictures of the missing down spout and ice covered sidewalks, did it again Tuesday and yesterday morning as well. I guess management got word of it or maybe someone else complained as well, when I got home yesterday a new downspout was put on and a lot of salt was put on the sidewalk. The high yesterday was only 15 degrees so it is highly unusual that maintenance works outside. When temps are that low they only do emergency maintenance such as windows, doors or anything to do with the heater/ac unit and anything that can wait till warmer days gets pushed back on the schedule to warmer days.
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