Well I spent yesterday running errands and then working on the new moped in the afternoon. I managed to find a few surprises in the gas tank. I pulled out the rusted petcock (fuel valve) and two measuring cups for the two stroke oil. They normally are mounted on the inside of the fuel tank cap, but if someone isn't careful they can fall into the tank. I pulled those out and tried to use water to get as many rust flakes out as possible, but it was still pretty nasty looking into the gas tank. I tried using strong etching acid before, but decided to use the slow and steady approach and trying vinegar mixed with salt for several days to remove the rust. I had read a few blogs about it and hopefully it works. So far it has been in there for 30 hours and I can tell it is starting to do some work. Now all I can do is wait patiently....
Dawn babysat her cousins yesterday and I went over to help while their parents went to dinner. We had the kids in bed in time to watch Ohio State play the worst basketball game of the year for them... Want to score on the Buckeyes? Just drive to the hoop. Whatever, I am glad I never turned in a bracket for money. Today Dawn and I went up to my parents and had lunch with them and my two younger siblings. My brother has quite the zoo in his bedroom with more aquatic animals inside than outside on the farm. We stayed there a while and then came home so I could get ready for work.
The snow is just about to move into the area and I think yesterdays totals may have been a tad too high. I think that the Northern part of the area will wake up with no snow at all. The I-70 corridor may see a dusting and the south may see up to an inch. There is a chance some areas to the far south may see a little more, but the real heavy snow is much further south into Kentucky. Sunday we will get into the upper 30's and then we should be tapping into the 40's for the rest of the week ahead....maybe even warmer by the end of the week. Drive safe and have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael