Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Vacation At Last!

As of 3:00pm this afternoon I'm officially on summer vacation for the next seven and a half weeks and don't return to work until Monday August 23. This is definitely one of the perks of working in education. Starting tomorrow morning I'll be outside working on the Bug as much as the weather will permit. And at least now I can get in a few hours in the mornings before the temperature gets too high. I'm hoping to make significant progress this summer.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I'm sad to say I haven't been able to make much progress on the Bug for several weeks now. Richmond has been suffering from extreme heat with high temperatures above 90 degrees something like 20 days out of the past month. The handful of days we had where it was reasonably cool outside about two weeks ago just had to be during the week and when I was sick on top of that. Even with three fans going in the garage it's just been far too hot to get anything accomplished. It doesn't look like the heat is going to let up anytime soon but I'm hopeful after Wednesday of next week when I'm finally on summer vacation that I can start getting some things done early in the morning before it gets too hot outside.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

CV3's Summer Show

The local Volkswagen club, Central Virginia Vintage Volkswagens, put on their summer show today at Iron Bridge Sports Park in Chester, Virginia. With around 90 Volkswagens of all models on display and 8 vendors it was the largest show I've ever seen in this area. Some very nice cars were on display and I also picked up some very useful information from various people I spoke with. I hope this