Saturday, December 15, 2012

The spider and the pony

I spotted this little spider spinning a web. Pretty cool, don't get to see that every day. Well, I don't anyway!

Hi! Don't mind if I take any piccies?

It was cool to see how it spun.

Soon after, Mic came over. He has a car with a full battery and I might need that to start my car.

So we went to Gerrit's place and had tea first. Then the tree of us went down to see if it would start by just using the new starting technique I learned about this week. It is:

  1. Turn key twice to make contact. This opens gas/LPG valve and starts the LPG vaporizer.
  2. Floor the gas pedal and let go. This opens the choke right above the carburator.
  3. Start the car with maybe a little gas.

The Mustang fired (well, "exploded" explains the sound more accurately perhaps ;-) ) within 2 seconds. All the panic was for nothing! No need to jump start the car either. So I let it warm up for a minute and then switched to petrol instead of LPG. Since the weather was OK I decided to drive it to its new home where it will be taken care of and stay dry and warm during winter. Mic lead the way coz he has navigation (some kind anyway...) and we drove through the city centre which was nice.

Later I walked in to town.

I had been in doors all bloody week and I was dying to get out a bit.

I met Gerrit for a pint or 2 in Mulligans. Yumm!

Friday, December 14, 2012

The boatride

I still wasn't feeling well today. I slept for about 5 hours but still felt very weak. Playing World of Warcraft is nice and easy and distracting. But after an hour or so I'm so tired I wanna lie down again...

I went on a magic-powered speedboat ride today ;-)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The tissues

Construction next door when you're at home, sick, is not a very good thing...

At least this is from 2 days. On Tuesday I had it filled up in 1 day...

I'm getting better but not fit for work yet. Kinda sucks coz my Mustang owner's manual is waiting for me at work :-(

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

No more shivers. YAY!

I ordered lasagna and then waited an hour. Unpacking all happy I found out that this was actually spaghetti. Fail. Spaghetti-fail... I called and 30 minutes later they brought me a new one. It was piping hot, great! :-)

My mom takes the cake this year for sending me my first Christmas card. Thanks!

And this is how I feel today. Shit! Fever went up to 38,8C at some point. I believe it's going down again now though. Also the cold shivers are gone. Hopefully I can have a normal sleep tonight...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I stayed home sick today. At some point I had 38.2C fever. It's a little better now but I'm soooo tired...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Not fit

I got on my crosstrainer again coz I felt I was getting less fit last week when i played squash. Can't have that. Must stay in top condition! ;-)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The car parts.

I looked at the parts that came out of the trunk of my Mustang today. That little cooler thingy at the top there is to cool power steering fluids. It's sparked a bit of interest with people that hang around in the forum I visit. Some folks say it was only really used on engines bigger than what mine is s'posed to be. That makes me wonder if my engine is still original or bigger...

This is the old air conditioning pump. It weighs like... a tonne! OK, maybe not a tonne but it's very heavy!

And this is the old original air-intake.