January 10th, 2014


Foggy Friday

The Other Side Of Deep Freeze

This morning the temp was up to 29°F as I started out. By the time I got home, it was close to 40°F. The promised rain/mix, which started in the late afternoon in Kalamazoo, came as drizzle. Eventually, north of Wayland, it turned into rain -- enough to switch from delay to low wipers. Roads are clearing. More wet and warm this weekend.

With temperatures so cold on Wednesday and Thursday, I carried the more rugged F4s professional 35mm film camera, but those shots have to wait. The ancient story -- finish the roll before it can be developed. Wait, wait, wait... Today I brought the lightweight D100. It was foggy, so I tried a quick fog-across-campus shot before I headed in from Lot 61. Came out to go home, same fog, maybe more in spots.

Arriving 9:36am. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Departing 5:10pm. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Survived my first "week" back in the classroom. Yay!

What The Hell Is Up With Gas Prices?

Wednesday I got gas at the Shell in Wayland. Regular was $3.11.9/gal. Since this was just the second tank since I started driving the Blazer again, I put in premium. With a twice 15¢ grade differential, I paid $3.41.9/gal.

The ice mat the Blazer sat on was about 2" thick.

Two days later, the ice is mostly gone and regular is $3.45.9 and I put in 89 octane midgrade, my usual in the Blazer. $3.60.9/gal. What caused gas to jump 34¢ a gallon, two days after the subzero weather? Dunno.

As usual.

Dr. Phil