June 19, 2009


I have been away and not blogging much lately.

The last three days were spent at Small Cubicle Insurance Company’s lab attending Fire Science School. It was a very interesting experience. I will have to reassess my home electrical system though as the school brought to light many of the common, but unknown to most homeowners, fire hazards and other issues. I think that everyone in class will spend some money at Lowes or Home Depot in the next few weeks.

P1030864 woman and mannequin
Here is one of the women who attended class with us next to some mannequins the lab used and became permanent fixtures… They were used to help test flammable fabrics…

P1030869 strange moth at mcds
Here is some strange moth at the drive up window at McDonald’s where I went at 0630 for coffee one morning while driving to the science lab for class. The girls in McD’s were scared of it so I took a photo.

P1030839 oil leak at vw dealer
This is actually several weeks old. This was the oil leak I discovered coming from my GTI when I went to pick it up. I had an oil change at the dealer they over-tightened the drain pan plug and stripped it. I made them put in a new oil pan rather than re-thread the plug. After this was done, I went to pick it up and this is what I found… After complaining to several people about getting this fixed immediately, I finally got taken care of properly by the manager who happened to be in the following day. He promised a free oil change and a proper repair. I asked for a thorough detailing and he agreed. He also apologized which should have come before by the other employees in the service department. Anyway, all is well now and there are no more leaks. However, if it begins to leak anytime soon, I will attribute it to this event and make them take care of me again…


  1. FloridaBill says:

    Mannequins are creepy.

    I think that is Mothra, Jr.

    The oil leak woulda pissed me off. I hope they did a nice job on the pan and the detailing. I spent a cool grand + on tires and brakes, etc for the van this week. There was a mouse in it with me on my way to work this morning. I will be on a mission to eradicate any signs of it or its’ kin this weekend. I will not be gentle.

    You must blog more. It is the Yarbz originals pics and content that make this place go round.