Hello everyone! It’s me again.

Well, the magnesium chloride that CDOT uses here in Colorado has finally taken its toll on the concrete of our garage’s floor. Deep pitting and flaking of the finished surface has resulted. Is there a fix? Yeah, there is, and it’s Draconian: grind off a ¼ inch, patch where necessary, and seal it with a polymer. That’s the easy part.

If you have a garage, consider everything that you store in it. For the past two weeks, me and my garbage can have been getting to know each other rather well. In my neck-of-the-woods, we call it “tither,” in other words, “that which gathers naturally,” sort of like dust bunnies under your bed frame.

It’s a fight, but I have come up with a Solomonic solution: if you haven’t needed to used something for the past year, than it’s superfluous. That rule, however, like all rules, has exceptions, specifically for tools. Places like Harbor Freight, Home Depot, and the like are tool heavens for me. Being a gear-head since high school, this dread affliction probably is harmless, in comparison to things like beer-making, car collecting, and sky diving.

FOXBAT1 recently had a dyno. That test yielded 475HP/451TQ on a naturally aspirated motor. To say that stabbing its go-pedal shoves you back deep in the seat would be an understatement. Then there is that glorious howl as you rip through the gears, which I consider a beautiful symphonic work that Mahler would have appreciated.

But I digress…

On a completely different topic, I am sorry to say the Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities have been dragging their feet on several topics, two of which I consider important. The first one is the newly discovered “void” in the Great Pyramid. Why oh why don’t they authorize an investigation on that? Why are they dragging their feet? The other is concerning the results of the third radar scan made within the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamen. Again, is the SCEA afraid of a new historical discovery that might alter the status quo? Wouldn’t such a development simulate their tourist economy, not to mention, the field of Egyptology at large? This is what happens when politics and scientific inquiry collide.

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