Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What a Way to Spend a Morning

In the waiting room of a tire shop. May 1st is the deadline for using studded tires. We don't have a second set of rims for the Prius so the tires must be swapped on the rims twice a year. Maybe it's time. Let's do the math $75 twice a year and we've had the car for 4 years. That's about $600. Could've easily paid for new rims plus there wouldn't be the wear and tear on the tire beads. This may be the last time for both sets even though they aren't anywhere near worn out.

I did hear back from the author of BlogPad Pro and they thanked me for reporting the problems. The paragraph break is the more annoying problem and they said that Google had changed the API and it will be fixed at the next release. Until then, I will be starting posts on the iPad where it's easy to insert photos, then bring them up in the Blogger web interface to fix the paragraphs. Simple enough. The incorrect HTML style in the photos was new to them though. I guess that has been there but not mentioned before, I guess people just put up with it.

Another day, another waiting room. Though this one has better free snacks. I'm at the local Toyota dealer getting the next service done on the Prius. Fortunately, there isn't much needed as part of the service. Since it's out of warranty, I should probably start doing some of this myself. Then I wouldn't be sitting around in another waiting room. I did talk with a friend who was here getting an air bag recall done on his old Corolla. He is another airhead member and is getting ready for a bike trip to the lower 48 with his son. He said that his son may be keeping the airhead so he'll be keeping the old Honda. I believe it's a predecessor of the Goldwing. I don't remember what they were called.

7 comments:

David Masse said...

I too spent too much time in a waiting. A Service Ontario waiting room. No snacks, not one.

Looks like two more trips to Service Ontario will be necessary before we have new medicare cards, new drivers' licenses, and new vehical registrations are finalized.

A necessary evil.

Oh, by the way, a peius is the last car I would have thought of associated with studded tires. So un-Alaskan it seems. I would expect more along the lines of Ford F150 or Dodge RAM.

David Masse said...

So many typos, I'm either tired, or slipping slowly towards illiteracy.

SonjaM said...

+1 what David said: Prius and studded tires in one sentence. Doesn't sound very Alaskan too me either. We just changed tires on our car yesterday, and it prompted the weather gods to send some snow...

Trobairitz said...

Ahh retirement, waiting rooms fall to you mid-week. Bet it still beats going to the office everyday.

RichardM said...

It must be the move. So much more laid back there that even autocorrect is taking a break. IMHO, the Prius is an ideal Alaska car. AWD would be nice but with our high gas prices, you can just use it without worrying about the mileage.

RichardM said...

It's a little noisier with the studded tires but has no problem getting around unless the snow is deep. Then, not enough clearance.

RichardM said...

Come to think of it, I have been at the university just about every day this week...