The Love Bugs are back and bugging Florida residents (and me)

…still managed to annoy me aboard Encore and messed up the Honda Odyssey. Thankfully there were also several heavy thunderstorms when driving and since I just buffed and waxed, the…

Spring had definitely sprung for Easter Sunday in 2019

Odyssey , as the Florida sun is hard on paint. After buffing, I wax and buffed again in order to add a layer of protection … my dad would have…

Remembering Easter break with a couple #TBT photos from 1997

…heading home and it will be time for me to head down and clean up. I have been thinking about it and getting my “work-wagon” Honda Odyssey van ready for…

Replaced the rear shocks the Honda Odyssey this past weekend

Besides finishing the painful tax filing this weekend, I replaced the rear shocks in my 2002 Honda Odyssey  “work-wagon” and Florida vehicle. It is still the lowest mile vehicle we…

Books: Robert Kurson’s Rocket Men and my very own Moon Rock

…Nevertheless, the publisher’s promotion to encourage social networking assistance in marketing Robert Kurson’s new book Rocket Men, The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First…

Book: Rocket Men by Robert Kurson (author of Shadow Divers)

Ordered the book Rocket Men, The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon based on the author Robert Kurson and enjoying…

Blogging question: How many people want to know about you?

…although falling well behind the the most viewed link this year. Who knew almost 10,000 views about a Honda Odyssey sliding door problem (I should have given that short post…

Changing a cabin air filter in an older Honda Odyssey minivan

Drew look up a couple How-To YouTube videos, pick up couple filters online and change them himself. That reminds me … our Honda Odyssey needs a cabin air filter! One…

Customer service, car covers, warranties and cheap wire

…and that that I should call back next week. Unbelievable! On to problem number two: I bought a replacement cover for my 2001 Honda Odyssey which I leave in the…

The old Mercedes is out and about and starting a boat project

…my head for a while ever since I put the shelf and workbench in the Honda Odyssey. For that, I welded some square aluminum tubing together and liked it enough…

How To: Cleaning silicone sealant from a car window

What a pain! Silicone all over the side of my Honda Odyssey. Have you have ever had to remove silicone sealant from a surface? It is not fun. Thankfully the…

Who is reading what — the top blog posts from the past decade

…Honda Odyssey power sliding door — who knew? Unfortunately the only one in the top 10 from last year (2015) was an archived Paul Harvey audio clip from 1965.  …

My 2002 Honda Odyssey gains a shelf and workbench

The weekend project is coming together in the back of the “new to me” low-mile 2002 Honda Odyssey minivan I bought for $3700 from my dad. I wanted a shelf/workbench…

A close call while welding for the “little piggy who had none”

…bench/ storage unit for the low-mile 2002 Honda Odyssey that I purchased from my dad back in May. The older Odyssey was mechanically a little too good to sell at…

Try this for a Honda Odyssey with a power sliding door problem

Last week my brother asked me to take a look at my dad’s 2001 Honda Odyssey because the power sliding rear doors had both failed. The dealer quoted $200 EACH…

Books: Looking forward to reading a friend’s first novel

…the dawn of a new age of transportation in a country on the brink of war, and Rusty’s odyssey takes him from the motorcar-clogged streets of his Indiana home to…

NYC arrival of Reid Stowe’s 1151 days at sea

Reid Stowe arrives in NYC today after his “odyssey at sea.” (previous posts) The homecoming is broadcasting live by UStream below at about 11AM EST on Thursday June 17, 2010…

Reid Stowe on his ‘Mars Ocean Odyssey’ Day 1088

As I continue following Reid Stowe (previous) and his sailing “Mars Ocean Odyssey,” I wanted to post a short video of him and Soanya shortly after setting sail 3 years…

Archiving article on ‘1000Days’ sailor Reid Stowe

I regularly read the updates from Reid Stowe and his 1000 Days at Sea Mars Ocean Odyssey and wanted to archive an AP story from earlier in the week. The…

Record sailing day for Reid Stowe and 1000days.net

…thoughts with those who are interested in as he calls it the “Mars Ocean Odyssey.” — The 1000-day voyage – some content from Wikipedia Stowe departed on the 1000-day voyage…

Waiting for my next ‘diesel’ vehicle

…VW owner, would you look at the Honda Civic, Accord, Pilot, Ridgeline, Odyssey, CR-V or Element if it were diesel powered? (need I ask?) — 2007 Honda Civic Diesel CTDi…

Honda: Civic, Accord or CR-V?

…crank out about 200 horsepower and about 220 [pounds-feet of] torque at little rpm, vehicles like the Pilot [SUV] and Odyssey [minivan] are too big for a four-cylinder.” — Now…

Honda patent unveils diesel NOx treatment

…available with its new engine. Takeo Fukui, Honda’s president, said May 23 that diesels may eventually be available in the U.S. in the Odyssey minivan and Acura MDX sport-utility vehicle.”…

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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