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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pipeline......

8:20 am - Mountain Time - Sunday - 47º F, humidity 98%, wind 5 mph out of SSW.....heavy cloud cover.

I was awakened by my phone 'dinging' indicating a PM from my friend Tom asking if I wanted to go to the Wittmann Flea Market with him......uhhhh......just got up, sorry......wow, another 9 hours of slumber!  Since I was awake I went ahead and got out of bed and began my morning routine.  I am usually the first one up......90% of the time.....I first close my window, then turn on the bedroom heater so when 'she who must be obeyed' arises the bedroom is warm.  Next I turn on the light in the bathroom, and turn on the bathroom heater, then turn on the lights in the kitchen and salon followed by the opening of the mini blinds to see what kind of day awaits, and then the salon heater is cranked up to high.  Finally I turn on the sink faucet to HOT, then fill our coffee cups and the coffee carafe with hot water to preheat them.....the coffee stays hotter, longer, right?  If it is Saturday, or Sunday I turn on the English Premier League Soccer (Fox Sports)......we love watching the Premier League!

Once I have taken care of my morning ablutions I sit down with a fresh cup of hot coffee (touch of 1/2 & 1/2) and begin to compose my daily blog post, which is where I find myself right now.......

Rain was forecast for Saturday afternoon so I needed to be sure all of the engine bay stuff I had left sitting outside on the ground by the trailer needed to be put away before it got wet.....when I was removing all the engine bay stuff I noticed some diesel soot all over the driver's side engine bay, which indicates the 'flex' exhaust pipe (see picture below) has a breach in it......I replaced this section of exhaust piping about 7 years ago for the same reason, but I used galvanized, and it appears to be leaking once again........

You can see the serious rust on the flex pipe

......the galvanized flex pipe did not stand up to corrosion very well, as you can see above (rusted section to right of stainless steel heat shield), so last Wednesday I ordered a 5" x 4' section of stainless steel flex pipe from Ryder Fleet Products (cost about $48 plus shipping) which arrived Friday.....

 New stainless steel flex pipe

 ......I will only need about 2.5' of this pipe to replace the seriously rusted section.....hoping to get that new piece cut to size, and replace the severely rusted section on Sunday.........

I spent the afternoon and evening watching NFL playoffs.....the first game was at 2:15 pm between the Seahawks and Falcons in Atlanta......the Falcons won easily, as predicted.  Next up was the game between the Texans and Patriots, which was close for the first half, but became a blowout in the second half due to numerous turnovers by the Texans.....again the gain went as predicted.  Hoping the games on Sunday will be more competitive

Captured this interesting sunset Saturday evening.......once again, I love the long, big views here in the desert!


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