Cabin Fever Drive + Updates!

I’ve been pretty decent at not breaking the stay in place through April, but yesterday I just couldn’t take it anymore, I had to get out for a drive.

I drove the Benz about 200 miles yesterday. I’m super happy I’ve made this trade. It sounds like a city bus when it accelerates and sips so little diesel.

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I was able to get a neat photo opportunity at a theatre in a nearby city. This wouldn’t have been possible during any other time.

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Also got a shot at my third favourite beach.

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Plan is still to safari build it. The car could be a cool restoration project but it’s beyond my ability to do any of the necessary body/paint work. At most I’ll freshen up the interior. It already has hands down the best stereo of any car I’ve ever owned, and the musical horsepower is discrete, too!

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The Passat’s boost, limp mode, and oil leak issue was this absolutely destroyed intercooler hose. New owner reports it’s pretty quick now. Like, it comes pretty close to factory 0-60.

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A part of me wants to get it from the new owner because I can’t get enough of that squared back wagon shape and the BHW is a bulletproof, coveted engine. I guess it’ll depend on how much he’ll want for it.

Unemployment will *finally* kick in as of a few days from now. As calculated, I’m making significantly more money with unemployment than I was while employed. That’s a sigh of relief. The feds are also giving me back my federal refund, too, so I can build a safety net in case my furlough goes longer than promised.

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Keys are back from my ex and while we aren’t exactly on speaking terms, that headache is finally over. Note to self: Keys are a terrible show of trust early on in a relationship. And as another note, I’m legit now going to ask potential girlfriends if they’re poly right off the bat...none of this “oh hey, I’m poly” after I already said I love you.

The Goldwing is no longer burning coolant so bad it creates a smoke cloud. However, the starter clutch appears to act like it’s gunked up. Time for some seafoam.

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And now that I will finally have positive income, I can tie up a few loose ends and get the Burgman a tire. :)

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