Daily Archives: December 8, 2021

The time to enter the contest has ended

Which means no more time to get me bonus entries to win the Hemi™ they were giving away. Now we (I) wait to see who won. And as much as I would love to win a free engine, this one is 1) too heavy, and 2) too powerful for my build. Seriously, too much torque for the T5 so needs a different (heavier) transmission, and also too much power to stay hooked to the track because it still only weighs like 1900 pounds, with the heavier transmission. Instead of the 1500 pounds (more or less) with the aluminum block LS engine with the T5 transmission. So if I win I’m selling it for an L33 with a T5 and saving about 400 pounds in the combination.

OK this is annoying, I keep hitting key combinations that make the text on my compose page small. Excuse me not just small, tiny. As in very hard to read, but goes back to normal by hitting <ctrl/0> which sets the whole page back to normal. Basically what’s happening is I’m catching odd alt and ctrl combinations that are shrinking the text in my compose window almost to nothing, and I don’t know how they keep getting pressed. It is both confounding and annoying, and I wish it would stop. I don’t even know which keys are getting pressed, it’s just that I look up from typing on the keyboard to find the text all scrunched up and hard to read.

Other news I’m giving family gift cards this year because everyone in gift-giving range is moving this year. My son is getting card(s) to local restaurants so he’s both getting free food and supporting local business rather than big chains. The other local kid is getting a Lowes card to buy stuff for their new house. Basically both of my local enough to get presents in person kids are moving or buying new houses and don’t need “stuff” now, so gift cards are the thing this year. The other thing is something small for the grandkid so he gets something to unwrap from Grandma and Grandpa. Well the gift cards will be in something that can be wrapped, too, so everybody gets to unwrap something.

Also, I still need socks and underwear, so that option is out there for the local-to-me family.