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Happy hump day.

I have yet another funeral to go to today. The wife of the man that started Ace Aerial Photography in 1947 died. He did several years ago at age. They were a super nice couple and a great boss. In his words he took "early retirement" at age 92 and sold the company to a great guy. Unfortunately he too died and he idiot son took over and the downward spiral started.

Actually the idiot firing us was the best thing that ever happened to my business partner and myself.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:21 AM
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Will the new boss let you have time off or do you have to mow the lawn to make up for it?
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:01 AM
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He is not only gonna have to let me have the time off for the funeral but afterwards the three former employees of Ace Aerial are going to a local wings place to toast her and her husband with frosty wheat pop or two. And eat some wings, and we are making the new boss pay for it all! Ha.

That will teach him to make me work late into the evenings, on weekends, and to fly around in a little airplanes.
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you tell him!!!
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:35 AM
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we had yet another engineer quit here at the slave labor pool. We took him out yesterday evening for drinks and nachos. We started a new trend pay for it all with the departing employees company card!
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:36 AM
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Yea, the downside is I will have to put on slacks and a shirt with buttons!

It is a good thing I am a macho, macho man and tough! And it is just for the afternoon.

Something is wrong with the heater outside. It is just 72 degrees and super nice out there.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:40 AM
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you should looking to some pants with zip off legs that look nice, instant shorts.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:44 AM
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But I wear shorts as soon as it get warm enough in spring to the day when it gets too cold in fall. And I wear slacks once or twice per year. I wear jeans all winter.

I just placed an order on Amazon that is a bit different. I needed a case of oild for the El Camino so 10-30 Brad Penn, a case for the 911, so 20-50 Brad Penn, some Kendall oil for the transmission on the 911, 5 new blades for my edger, a repair kit for the yard hydrant we use to wash cars, some Tums, and a bottle of cologne since my supply is almost gone.

I can get the oil locally from a wholesaler but they are 30 miles from my house and a turnpike almost all the way. That is 70 miles of driving and over 10 bucks in tolls round trip. Amazon will deliver it to me for just less. And that wholesaler does not sell the other stuff.

Amazon is great. Click a mouse button and wait a few days.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:18 AM
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yep we order a lot from Amazon. have it delivered here to the office and it sure beats shopping for it.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:37 AM
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We get a fair amount from Amazon as well. Some stuff I like to get local because I want to look at it but the stuff we are familiar with it comes from Amazon.

Cheese curds we get locally always so they are fresh enough to squeak.
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:08 AM
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Got the 928 back this morning.

Dropped off the Cayenne. Not only was the a/c not working, it had a message on the dash starting up that said Air-Suspension and Workshop Failure. I knew it had air-suspension, but didn't know about the workshop failure. It also says it's about time for the 150K maintenance. Or at least to have the light turned off.

Driving the 928 home...Wow! Between the new 20/20 vision, a new windshield, and a new rear view mirror that don't jiggle, felt like driving a new car. And the AC blows cold too.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:38 AM
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why are you still sitting at home? Get out and drive.........so says the guy at work when its 80 out.
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Richard, it is convenient that both cars are serviced at the same place. Drive one over and leave it for service and drive off in the one that just fixed. Sounds like a mechanic full employment plan. I am sure they appreciate it.
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My brother the Ford SUV driver claims I got the wrong brand cause of the repairs, but he has had jst as many. Maybe it hasn't taken as long but just as many problems and his Fords are a practically brand new.

They just take so long fixing one the other one has stuff that needs addressed by the time I get the first one back.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:35 AM
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Got the 928 back this morning.

Dropped off the Cayenne. Not only was the a/c not working, it had a message on the dash starting up that said Air-Suspension and Workshop Failure. I knew it had air-suspension, but didn't know about the workshop failure. It also says it's about time for the 150K maintenance. Or at least to have the light turned off.

Driving the 928 home...Wow! Between the new 20/20 vision, a new windshield, and a new rear view mirror that don't jiggle, felt like driving a new car. And the AC blows cold too.
Did you try to clear those faults with the durametric first... and see if they come back? I also cleared the service reminder with it. Mine was for 140K service.

I sorta quit going to my wrench since I got the durametric. It works pretty well as a diagnostic tool. I took it to get the fuel pumps replaced and the broke my fuel gauge. I took it back and told them that they must have a hose or wire interfering with the float (common). They acted like I was a fool...But said they would check it out. Then told me no, Must have a defective instrument cluster...And I should just drive without a functioning gauge ( just track odometer after fill up). I did this for months until I had time to fix it myself. It took me about an hour to fix once I bought the correct tools.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:07 AM
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Hey, happy Thursday.

The funeral was typical of most funerals, just the families change. The had a man sing a few songs and after a few seconds, it was obvious that man can sing. Often someone sings at a funeral that is not a professional and should only sing at home in the shower. It is really sad that I am going to a lot of funerals.

We did have a toast to the lady after the funeral. The place was nice the wings were good, but dang they are expensive. Fortunately the company picked up the tab, and we did talk business to our one contractor pilot. He and my partner are pushing me to get a pilots license. I would not be a commercial pilot for a long time, but I could fly the airplane for the photos, and let the commercial pilot do the take off and landings to keep it legal. We have a Cessna 172 sitting on the ramp with 40 hours of time paid for each month. It would only cost me fuel to become a pilot. My partner is a instructor. I guess I would have to pay for the ground school but that is not that much.
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Morning all. Glen sounds like fun the other west coast Dave almost got his.
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:12 AM
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About the only real reason I can see for me getting the pilots license is to know for sure the pilot is running engine properly and to understand that he is not abusing the aircraft or shortening the life of the engine unnecessarily.

The guy we hire when my partner is away on another mission is pretty good. He too is an instructor so I can get hours from him.
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always a good idea to know what is going on.
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