Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Camera in the hand...

I have decided to go back to my old ways, when I carried a camera around with me the majority of the time. One of the benefits of the Olympus Micro 4:3 cameras is they are super tiny, so carrying the camera around really isn't an inconvenience at all.

Here are a few images from recent days...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Rats in the FJ - The Saga Continues

A few weeks ago, I found rats nesting in the FJ (right after we got back from our 3 week wedding/honeymoon vacation).

Shortly thereafter, my 2007 FJ threw a P0333 code - which means there is something wrong with the wiring on one of the knock sensors. Shop estimate was 21 hours of labor plus parts, including new head gasket, head bolts, oil change, coolant change, wiring harness, etc.

Luckily, my insurance covers animal damage, and I only have to pay $500 out of the $3300 or so in repair costs.

The wiring harness in the valley of the engine. Both wires (green, red) chewed clean through.

Beneath the water pipe, you can see one of the nests the bastards built (feces, foliage, trash) where they lived while the engine was not running. I can't imagine them living there while I was driving the truck... but who knows?

With any luck, I'll have the FJ back soon and we can resume camping as usual.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A bit around town... and out of town

Just wandering downtown Flagstaff, shooting for fun with no real goal in mind... then a quick trip to Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon in a kayak.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Camping (with the rats!)

The FJ has rats. I'm waging war against them.

We discovered this whilst camping near Hart Prairie last weekend. Aside from the rats, it was beautiful, rainy, and exactly what we needed.

Honeymoon in Ireland