Sunday, January 29, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
We are about to (this week) hit the average rainfall for the water year, not quite 4 months in. We spent some time to enjoy it in frozen form.
Back at home, I think we have a problem with rabbits getting into our garden.
Florence figured out that chalk works on our track just like a real race track.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
We had 5.4 inches of rain in 4 days, or 33% of median annual rainfall for 1990 to 2016 (which is 31% of the mean annual rainfall for you normals*). Florence went out to see the Sacramento Weir flowing for the first time in her lifetime.
She thought it seemed to be working as designed.
The way it works is when this river gets too high like this, the gates under the railroad tracks are opened (by a guy walking down the tracks using a pole to unlatch each gate) and then the water takes a short cut around Sacramento, rather than through it.
Lots of other people were checking out the weir, too.
* Weather doesn't follow normal distributions, making means a useless measure of central tendency. Normals are people that think that the normal distribution works just fine everywhere rather than being a special case that relies on lots of assumptions. Obviously, median is a better reference point for central tendency, almost always.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Monday, January 09, 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Daytona 24 winners at Swap Shop. Falkenstein getting inspiration
Pre-race track crawl best way to learn the track surface changes
"yeah, but how do you lower the mower deck?"
Cyndy gets really excited when she sees Randy Pobst. Cyndy is broken.
In all the things I started to attack — football, tennis — I had no gift for it at all. I had no gift for racing, either. It's just something that I really wanted to do
Couple of chumps
Same car, same spot, new spin, next lap
Final stint, super truck hunting
Post race new years eve
View from room
Full of Florida
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