Thursday, February 17, 2022

Going on four days.......

8:26 am - Thursday - February 17th - Newell House, AZ - 47° F, 39% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the northeast.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 67° F.  On this date in 2013 we drove our T-Bird the rest of the way from Marathon Key to Key West.....↴ 

Sunset over Marathon Key that night

We went from 73° F on Tuesday to 61° F on Wednesday, and from crystal clear, blue, sunny skies to 100% cloud cover, with very chilly breezes out of the west.  I wore long pants, shoes, and a long sleeve t-shirt for the first time in 10 days.  Gotta love the desert in winter!

I returned to the VW brake job task mid morning and pulled off the left front wheel again to remove the incorrect rotor (already did that on the right front), but first tried to see if I was trying to install the pads which went with the rotors in an incorrect manner.  It didn't take long to reconfirm my original diagnosis that Amazon had sent me completely incorrect rotors and pads.  My friend Tom called Napa on my behalf, and using his generous fleet discount ordered the correct (I'll find out for sure Thursday) rotors and pads.  I'll be able to pick them up Thursday, and then finish, hopefully, the front brakes after 4 days.

TLE and I added two more miles of fast walking Thursday....we walk the first fast mile at 10 am, and the 2nd at 2:30 pm each day.  By the time we finish fast walking a mile....we're walking around 3.9 to 4 mph.....our heart rates are way up, and our respiration is right there, too.  We do our daily weigh in just before our first meal of the day (12 pm), and I lost another 8 oz.  I've been averaging .5 pounds lost per day for the last 10 least for me.

Well, it's time to wrap up Wednesday's recap....time to drive into Wickenburg and get the new rotors and brake pads.  By the way, to return the incorrect pads and rotors is very simple with Amazon.....I just tell them I'm returning them as they are the incorrect parts, and they give me a QR code for the local UPS Store to scan.  I just drop them off, they scan the QR code, and they pack, and ship them back to easy!

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