I suppose no one noticed, but I haven't been around Oppo much over the last few months. Not for any one specific reason, more of a congregation of circumstances. But I figured it wouldn't hurt to pop back in and say hello.
So, here's all that's gone on in my neck of the woods...
No changes to the fleet. The Jaguar is still pulling daily duty. Well, all duty.
The C5 has a dead battery. From sitting too long. Yeah, I know. Shame on me. I spent almost a month out of town, then came back to severe heat, and I just didn't drive at all. I've got it hooked up to a battery charger right now, so maybe I'll actually take it for a spin this weekend.
Work is kicking my ass. Pulling crazy OT lately, albeit at straight pay rates. Air travel is going way up, and airports/airlines can't hire folks fast enough (largely due to the huge backlog of lengthy background checks that are required). So I'm routinely wearing many different hats throughout my day. On top of that, I've worked through an earthquake, 115 degree heat on the ramp, and spent 90 minutes chasing a coyote that just wouldn't stay off a runway. And that's just in the last 10 days.
I did go on a couple of great vacations back in May and June. Spent 10 days up around Lake Tahoe. Mrs. Aardvark even had one of her work friends up there for two days by coincidence. So I got the two of them to go do some shopping/ gambling one day, and I took the Jaguar for a full loop around the lake. Gorgeous drive in the late spring! I wish I had thought to bring my GoPro, maybe next time.
After that, me and the Mrs (and 20 members of her extended family) all went to Hawaii. Kauai to be specific. It was my first trip to that island, and it really is a tropical Rainforest paradise. The only down sides were; 1) we flew out on the day Southwest had all their "computer problems" and got stuck in Honolulu for 7.5 hours, waiting on the 20 minute flight to Lihue, and 2) our base model Nissan Sentra rental car cost us $1,000 for the week, and had warning lights blowing the whole time. The rental shortage there is apparently very real, and we were the only people in our group of 22 to even get a rental, because we booked it three months in advance. Anyway, we hiked the Waimea Canyon, and pictures don't do it justice. But here's some anyway.
I think that's pretty much it. Wifey is now a permanent work-from-home employee, which means much less tinkering with cars during the day, because the driveway sits right alongside her office window. But that's fine. Keeps me from spending too much money.
If you made it this far, congratulations! Have a free photo of an Allard J2X-C!