Honey, I’m home!

I used to jokingly say that the key to a successful marriage is getting up and leaving every morning.  Despite spending just about every waking moment together for the past 2 years, I actually still kinda believe it. It’s hard to miss someone (or be missed) if you never leave.

Over the past few days, we’ve been staying at a hotel in El Centro in order to see some sights while we wait on the machine shop. Today, the engine was ready to be picked up and I spent the day starting the assembly. Angela and Bode toured downtown, while I went to Beto’s place to work.

When I returned, just as I was opening the door I could hear Bode yell ‘Dad!’ and then he ran over and gave me a big bear-hug and told me how much he missed me. Angela was right behind him with another hug and kiss. I don’t miss much about our old life, but I miss that.



3 thoughts on “Honey, I’m home!

  • September 11, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Hone marks are visible and uneven colored- Make sure the rings have multi-part oil control rings to cut down the poil consumtion. Remember even in Germany they re-cut VW Air cooled cylinders in a LATHE while holding the jug clampled down in a jig to try to get it strieght and even plus if you checl the diameter of the upper ring contact area vs the middle one I’ll bet the middle is larger, not the same as above (think TAPERED) thus pumping oil like crazy . Now is best time to check-just carefully push a ring down in cyl with bare piston and measure the end gap at different points. Russ

  • September 12, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    Ominous…..this sorta sounds like one step forward, two back ?

  • September 12, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    did you find some new pistons and cylinders?

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