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By georgeha (Fri Oct 01, 2021 at 02:36:39 PM EST) (all tags)
Plus, just about recovered, tractor trailer Tetris and less.


The replacement vehicle happened surprisingly fast. We went to AuctionDirect on Tuesday, looked at four minivans, test drove a 2012 Honda Odyssey, and put money down on it. The sales facilitator estimated 5-10 days to get it inspected, cleaned up, and body work done (a minor ding and some scratches). He called me late yesterday afternoon as I was pushing a printer to our storage bay, it was ready.

I left work early, grabbed Mrs. Ha and took the Forester for it's last ride. We drove out of there at 7, had a mediocre diner meal, and got home.

It's not the top of trim level, but it has a lot of things, only 85k miles, and includes a set of snow tires. That's probably good, Subarus have spoiled me for bad weather.

In other printer pushing news, I just scrapped 21 printers and finishers totalling 4000 pounds. I thought the scrapping handoff was more involved, but the seven bay loading dock next to my storage bay usually has a scrap trailer in bay 7. I filled up about a quarter of it, pushing each printer or finisher into. I'm pumped!

I'm about recovered from the trip to near Vancouver, and I never want to do it again. It's exhausting and tedious.

In weekend plans we are swapping the Impreza for a cat this evening, the youngest and her bf are going to Darien Lake tomorrow, their cat gets to visit us and hang out in the yard. There's lots I have to do tomorrow, start the fall clothing changeover, move the snow tires out of the Honda, close the attic windows and more.

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Busy weekend by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Oct 04, 2021 at 04:58:00 AM EST
Growing up in Virginia, putting the snow tires on was something that went away after all-season tires became available in the early 70's. My Dad had a complete set of wheels with the snow tires on them to make it easier. Well, less difficult.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Usually FWD is enough with all season tires by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Oct 04, 2021 at 08:51:30 AM EST
The Camry was an exception, or maybe that was just a snowy winter. It was common to have eight inch high snow plow ruts, and I got the Camry stuck a bunch of times.

Since I have them, and we'll be paying for the Odyssey for a long time, I might as well put them on. Plus, /r/collapse says a tire shortage is coming.

Next up, figure out what OS the entertainment system uses. It can even rip CDs to internal memory.


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Does the Odyssey have AWD? by lm (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Oct 04, 2021 at 04:28:04 PM EST
If so, the only thing a lot of subes have over an Odyssey is ground clearance.

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Ours doesn't by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Oct 05, 2021 at 09:27:28 AM EST
and wiki is sluggish, but I don't think it was ever offered. It was offered for the Toyota Sienna, and maybe the Kia Sedona.

Subes probably have a lower c of g, too, due to the boxer engine.


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