How to keep your car’s finish clean between waxings

Keeping a car clean between waxings is a battle I personally wage with Mother nature, birds, certain trees (they know who they are), acid rain, and the relentless sun that burns through the shrinking ozone layer.


Waxing your car keeps a protective coating on the surface that smooths it out and helps it repel all the nasty things (see my first paragraph) that can harm your paint. A second coat of wax, about 2 weeks to a month after your “base” coat, will give your car extra help in keeping clean and build up some extra protection. All decent auto supply shops (Pep Boys, Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts, Walmart, Sears, etc.) carry a good choice of waxes, and detailing products for your black or chrome trim, tires, and rims. They also have car wash products with wax in them, although they may not be a substitute for a good hand wax on your car. An orbital buffer makes quick work of rubbing the wax off of the hood, roof, and body panels,  leaving a nice shine.

BLACK+DECKER WP900 6-Inch Random Orbit Waxer/Polisher


Meguiar's A1214 Cleaner Wax - Paste - 11 oz.Mothers 05500 California Gold Brazilian Carnauba Cleaner Wax Paste - 12 oz

Orbital polisher, and popular paste waxes (liquid and spray waxes are popular too)

In between waxes, you really should keep the car clean. Use only car wash solution, in a bucket with water. I use a long handled dip brush (for my 14 year old minivan), and the action of the brush combined with the car wash loosen and lift dirt and grime off the finish. I sometimes go over the hard spots where bird droppings and tree sap have hardened on the surface – these chemically react with your paint if left on, so the extra work is worth while. This method is also FAST. you cover more ground with a soapy brush than with a rag or sponge. you also have a longer reach. Ask anyone that cleans their boat, it is quick. The mineral content in your water makes it spot, so be prepared to wipe it dry with a soft chamois or super-absorbent cloth. We can’t just drive fast as hell and let the water slide off the car, like in the old days. There is also no shame in going to a local car wash, especially if you have a discount coupon.

If you want extra protection, or put a nice show car shine on the car, there are products for this that are “spray and wipe”. They need a good wax base to work – they are not a substitute for waxing. My Cousin Steve, a “dyed in the wool car guy”, used lemon pledge on his Corvette(s). They always smelled great, and they shine was outstanding! Keep in mind that these show-car top coats do not last a long time, but the do look really good. In my opinion, waxing can be just as quick, and most times more wax does not hurt. Also consider that Pledge is an indoor polish (a form of light oil) that puts a lemon-fresh shine on almost anything. Your results may vary, especially if you don’t pledge your ride like my cousin.

Simoniz S23 Instant Shine Detail Spray 24 fl. oz.Meguiar's G7716 Gold Class Carnauba Plus Premium Quik Wax - 16 oz.Turtle Wax T-470R ICE Spray Detailer - 20 oz.

If you can garage your car, the shine will last long because it is protected from the sun and rain. Car covers are useful – but they can become a chore, need to be folded up (not good if you are wearing a suit), and need to be stored (which takes up trunk space. Not to mention they rip and get dirty over time. They work well if you keep your car outside, and are worth the effort if it keeps your car protected.

To recap:Wash the car!
Pay attention to nasty bits from birds or treesWaxWax again in a few weeksUse showtime polish or Lemon PledgeCover, garage, or carport your car (if possible)

And remember to Enjoy your ride!

Look at the showroom shine on this Tesla. May your ride look this good!

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My 14 year old Nissan Quest. Note the shine on the hood, as noted by the reflection.

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Has Starbucks Pike Place Roast gone Downhill?

To my knowledge, Pikes Place has not changed. Here is the story of Pikes Place roast, which is celebrating it’s tenth year in production! Celebrating 10 years of Starbucks Pike Place Roast – Starbucks website
Ad introducing Pikes Place Roast in 2008
Not everybody liked it, note this scathing article in the NY Post: NO PLACE FOR PIKE AT STARBUCKS
While I found Pikes Place Roast to be an acquired taste, it is now one of my preferred brews. I believe this is because I started drinking it regularly, and became accustomed to it’s flavor.
They good news is that if you don’t like the Starbucks experience, most servers will gladly substitute another coffee rather than see you suffer through a bad coffee experience.
May your life be bolder than your brew.

 

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Tesla stock price is down, Is it a good buy?

My opinion is this:

400,000 people put down deposits to get on the list for a model 3. (no one does this for Ford, GM, or Fiat-Chrysler).

Tesla builds a car that is one of the best in the world, that happens to be electric.

Tesla is making their own batteries, charging stations, and more, forcing a massive change in personal transportation in the WORLD.

All the other car companies lust enviously for this loyal customer base, and are abandoning their “beloved” diesel and internal combustion engines to “go electric”, despite their cultural contempt for something that they think should be, well, a big golf cart. None of them have built a better electric car or have the chops Elon Musk has. With a multi-year head start, and “big picture” vision, I would put my cash on Tesla, rather than GM (who required a big cash bailout from the government), Ford (a stock stuck in the low teens and is stopping certain car production, like GM in the ‘90’s – and I own that stock at a loss), Fiat-Chrysler (what else can they sell to raise more cash? -nuff said), and VW (who can forget the Diesel emissions scandal). BMW built a performance electric, $75k more expensive than a model S, that does not offer much more than a BMW medallion on a mediocre (and expensive) electric car, rushed to market lest a BMW customer buy a -heavens no- Tesla!

I am not putting my life savings into Tesla, but I am an investor. Tesla has a head start on all the other car makers, who are rapidly building battery plants and their own plug-in adapters (Tesla offers their patented charging technology royalty free – other car makers won’t take it) and struggling with a learning curve years behind Tesla. They have a lot of Internal combustion baggage to lose, and legendary contempt for regulation, massive recalls, crooked dealers, and notoriously bad cars foisted on a trusting consumer.

It may not go to $1,000 a share, but I can feel better about Tesla than the money I put into Ford.

My apologies if you are seeking a technical analysis of PE ratios and moving averages; I am working with my gut and published information – my belief that this company, in particular, is more than just a pile of averages and graphs.  Many analysts, notably Jim Cramer of Mad Money fame, frquently get caught up in speculation as to “what Tesla is”.  Is Tesla a Car manufacturer? Tech Company? Cult company (Elon Musk cult of fame bringing blind investment dollars? Tesla is not always quantifiable based on industry or peer analysis.  Here is Cramer commenting on Tesla’s May Conference call.

This is my opinion, not investment advice, and I suggest you do form your own opinion before plunking down any money on Tesla.

Tesla Model 3 delays don’t appear to dent depositor confidence – Autoweek
Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk’s mass-market car is a magic carpet ride – SCMP
How Tesla changed the auto industry forever – The Verge
7 Ways Tesla Is Changing Everything – Futurism
Tesla To Make Supercharger Network Available To All Automakers inside EV’s
Tesla points to opening up its Supercharger network to other carmakers -AutoVista group
BMW Has Been Building Mediocre Electric Cars Since 1972 – Business insider
What’s Really Stopping Big Automakers from Catching Up to TeslaInverse

Sorry if that been a bit of a rant, but I feel it’s time for personal transportation, if not the whole auto/truck industry, to go through a major shift in ideology.

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Coffee Madness. It is upon us….

First of all, I want to confess to being a coffee bigot.  I know what kind of coffee I like, and will venture into unexplored (by me) coffee territory,  but I mostly like a dark roast, usually Kona, Starbucks Pike Place roast, or similar coffees.

Two cups a day is my typical limit.  A three cup day is a hard day, and bad coffee is not in my program.  Not to say that instant coffee or starbucks Via has not crossed my lips, but hey – let’s brew, OK?

today I got an email promoting – get this – “Mushroom Coffee”.

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee, USDA Organic Coffee with Lion’s Mane and Chaga mushrooms, Productivity, Vegan, Paleo, 10 Count, Packaging May Vary
Touting the benefits of my favorite fungi in my favorite refreshment.
They even sell it on EBay and Amazon.
I am not a purist or a prude, but these marketing guys will do anything to increase sales and mix more stuff into the grinds, to increase yield. (that means make more money buy cutting the  coffee with other ingrdients).  If this takes off, like caramel macchiato or frappuccino, or even Kopi Luwak (the legendary coffee in the movie, “The Bucket List“.  see it).
Let us spend a few moments talking about grinding beans, and brewing a decent cup of coffee.  anyone can make a good, drinkable cup of coffee, and own the process and technique, without undo stress or aggravation.  Your guests, coworkers, and family members will be appreciative of your efforts – or they can google their butts over to a nearby Starbucks.
Coffee can be bought Ground, or instant, or in K-cups.  I like fresh ground coffee, the “just released” flavor is exquisite, although it can be messy.  I highly recommend a “burr” type grinder, but a propeller type will; do well too.
Antique Wooden Coffee Mill Grinder Pair - 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" & 6" x 6" x 7"
These are wooden coffee grinders, usually antiques or reproductions, available on Ebay.
Henry Charles Manual Coffee Grinder, Adjustable Conical Ceramic Burr, Brushed Stainless SteelKRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades, 3-Ounce, BlackCuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill
Here are three grinders, manual, propeller, and Burrs style.

Brewing is the next step.  While some like a french press, I am a fan of the pour-through and the Keurig.  Each has its pluses and minuses.
French Press Coffee Maker (8 cup, 34 oz) With 4 Level Filtration System, 304 Grade Stainless Steel, Heat Resistant Borosilicate Glass by Cafe Du ChateauWicked Java Joe 2 Cup Pour Over Coffee Dripper Makes Amazing Barista Quality Brew. Paperless, Reusable High Grade Stainless Steel Coffee Filter w/ Bonus Coffee Scoop & Bag Clip - Red HandleCuisinart DCC-3200AMZ PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Stainless SteelKeurig K575 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker with 12oz Brew Size, Strength Control, and Hot Water on Demand, Programmable, Platinum
Here are some of your brewer choices.  How many cups will you be brewing at a time? that may determine your best machine for the job.  Single cup pour-throughs and the Keurig are good for individual cups, although the keurig will cycle faster when you have more than one person needing a caffeine fix.  Keurig cups also come in many varieties, which means your co-caffeinators can have lots of K cup choices for flavored or specialty coffee.
This is an old-fashioned wooden pour-through:
Chorreador,Costa Rican Handmade Portable Foldable Wooden Stand Coffee Mak... NewPremium Stand Drip Pour Over Coffee Maker, Traditional Wooden Chorreador Handmade in Costa Rica, 1 Reusable Cloth Filter (Colador,Bolsita) Included
Image result for costa rican wooden coffee maker
These kind of wooden coffee makers are popular in Costa Rica.  Notice the bold colors.  They take their coffee seriously there!
So much for my primer on coffee and brewing.  There are even more ways to prepare coffee (don’t get me started on espresso makers) and making coffee for crowds.  your choice of coffee (or coffee beans) is your next step.  I am putting some links to my favorites here, Kona beans and Community coffee from New Orleans.
Cafe Au Lait from Cafe Du Monde, Costa Rican Dark Roast, Jamaican Blue Mountain, Starbucks Pike Place Roast, All good.  Not to mention all the “boutique” brands that are available. All of these can be bought as beans, k cups, ground, and in some cases – instant.
However you enjoy your coffee, don’t be intimidated; find one you like and go with it.  If you want to impress a date, get an espresso machine (don’t forget the steamed milk and pastries).
If you like the New Orleans roasts, learn to make beignets – fried donuts sprinkled with powdered sugar – absolute heaven!
Cafe du Monde Mix Beignet Mix, 28 oz, Pack of 2Image result for cafe au lait and beignets
Beignet mix from Amazon, Cafe au lait from Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans
I want to thank you for indulging my brief coffee blog, descending into brewing, grinding, and coffee that I personally enjoy – and you can as well!  Share with your coffee challenged friends, or coffee snobs who will educate you on what they know!  Most of all, no matter how you make it, enjoy that wonderful, warm brew that gets your motor running in the morning and humming at every coffee break!
Happy Caffeination!
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Three of my Favorite Coffee Places – two in New Orleans, one in Seattle

I usually go to Coffee shops for the coffee; but I can suggest three that stand out in my mind; Morning Call at City Park in New Orleans – view of the park; Cafe Du Mond in the French Quarter in New Orleans – view of Jackson Square (and OH- the people watching!!). Number three is the Starbucks in Pikes Market, where you can walk outside to the Victor Steinbrueck park and look out over the waterfront.
In New Orleans, I would recommend Cafe Au lait and some Beignets, While in Seattle I would suggest a Grande Pikes Roast with 2%, and a croissant.
(not the best picture, but look at the cool totem pole)!
While this may not be the “best” view, or the “best” coffee, I enjoyed these places, and look forward to finding others. Anyone know a good Coffee shop in Hawaii with a view of the volcano? I love Kona Coffee…..
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Bonbons. A food fit for the Gods! (perfect for us mere mortals)!

When I was little, a Hershey’s Kiss was a treat.  now that I am a wee bit older, my tastes have matured, and I have discovered the wonderful excess of exciting Bonbons!  It is my delight to introduce you to Arden Temptations (This is the link to their Facebook page).  They are a new company and have a unique skill at producing exceptional Bonbons.  This is the Founder, Marissa:
Marissa, the BonBon artist!
While her website is under construction, you can order her products via email at ardentemptations@gmail.com.

The only regret you may have is getting the small box!

Best wishes to Marissa and her team of confectioners, and you, dear reader, sending Bonbons to your most cherished friends!

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What is the best vacuum for the couch, carpets, the car, and mattresses?

If all you have is one vacuum, I hope it can do all that. But if you have the resources for several, You can do almost any sucking task that needs doing.
For the couch:
Battery hand vac
Handles light duty jobs, can be stored on the wall or in a utility closet (if there is an outlet nearby). most models will work, read the ratings on Amazon.
For the floors:
This is a Bissell upright. It’s bagless, HEPA, and a “Pet hair” vac, with tools and wands for taking care of the floors and walls, couches, dust bunnies, etc. under $200 and well rated. This is a good all-around house or apartment vac. If you need stronger, Look at the Dyson:
Also a pet hair vac, has lots of suction, and will keep your floors clean. Also has on-board tools. Again, check the ratings and ask your pals what they use. Good vacuums are not always the most expensive.
For the Car:
Here is where you have options; If you have a garage, I highly recommend a shop vac like:
These bad boys have wheels, wet and dry suction, and usually come with tools to get under the seats and in-between the cushions. (yes I have a big one). for light work your battery hand vac can do touch ups in the car, but the shop vac is king. Lots of choices, get one that is highly rated. You can buy a decent one for under one hundred dollars.
a note on vacuuming the mattress:
EcoMaid 1-1/4-Inch 32mm Air Driven Pet Upholstery Turbo Brush Vacuums Nozzle Tool with Pet Attachment Swivel Head
It’s a good idea to have vacuum head that has brushes, to “beat” the dirt off of the mattress. (really good suction helps, so empty the canister before you start).
Good vacuums make a big difference when getting dirt and allergens out of your environment. Obviously there are more choices, but these are the basics. Try to buy the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter vacuum whenever possible.  Remember to empty the canister BEFORE there is an overloaded canister  problem, and keep in mind that vacuums do not live forever – the technology keeps getting better. Get the best tool for the job and you won’t go wrong.
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Secrets of a weekend Gardener – Episode 2 – Planting!

I am hopeful that my last blog has gotten you planting (or at least thinking about it) and that you have seedlings ready to go into the ground!

Seedlings ready to plant!
Should you find yourself without seedlings, go immediately to your nearest big box store, nursery, garden shop, etc., and get yourself some already started, ready to plant vegetable seedlings!  These will save you the anxiety of watching your seedlings sprout (or not) and can get your garden started quickly.
While your seedlings are waiting to be planted, it’s time to lay out your garden and prepare the beds.
Simple beds can be made of wood, in a box shape, to contain your planting soil and compost.  If you are building your own garden boxes, it’s good to understand that woods like Redwood or Cedar are bug resistant, while regular Pressure treated lumber may leach chemicals into your organic garden, so choose the wood carefully.
VeraCasa Raised Vegetable Garden Bed Kit w/Drainer | 100% Weather-Resistant Plastic | Easy-Maintenance Outdoor Elevated Planter Box for Beginners (Black & White)Best Choice Products Vegetable Raised Garden Bed Patio Backyard Grow Flowers elevated PlanterGiantex Raised Garden Bed Vegetables Fruits Grow Planter Patio Yard Potato Onion Greenes Herb Flower Heavy Duty Wooden Frame Gardening Planting Beds Durable Outdoor Cedar Wood Elevated Planter
Most planter boxes need a layer of landscape cloth, which allows water through and keeps out most weeds and “Volunteer Plants”.  When you use kitchen waste for compost, it is easy to forget that seeds from vegetables in your kitchen may germinate on their own, and become “volunteers”.  
After the landscape cloth you want some good planting soil, free of contaminants and chemicals.  You may also want to mix in your compost.  Making your own compost saves money and keeps your organic waste from being in the domestic waste stream.  Here is a typical home composter:
Yimby Tumbler Composter, Color BlackCompost Bin by GEOBINJobe’s Organics Compost Starter 4-4-2 Organic Gardening Compost Accelerator, 4 pound bag
Once you have your garden boxes prepared, it’s time to plant you seedlings and give them some water to get things started!  Make sure you weed regularly and put some pinwheels or rags on a stick, or even a scare crow to keep birds and pests away.  Also keep an eye out for bugs, and if you find any, use people safe natural treatments.
Here is a “water cannon for deer:
Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer Motion Activated Sprinkler with Day and Night Detection Modes

I imagine these scare the deer off, and since they are motion activated, you don’t have to monitor the system a lot.  But make sure you turn it off before it targets YOU!
So you now have a simple overview of how to start your garden.  whether it is elaborate or simple, I hope you get a lot of pleasure from harvesting your own fruits and vegetables. There is nothing so wonderful as fresh picked foods from your own garden.  If you have a bounty, consider sharing with friends and family, so they can enjoy it too!
Harvest Time!
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Secrets of a weekend Gardener – Episode 1 – SEEDS!

My smart-alec nature gets me into trouble a lot.

Looking at Kathy’s garden, I was impressed, and immediately commented “it’s so much work, maybe you should plant something you can eat – like tomatoes”.

The garden, cleaned out and ready for Springtime.

It’s now my fault.  Going full tilt – Building garden beds, sometimes buying them.  It seems the garden has quietly grown; but it all starts with seeds.

Some gardeners Germinate foods they like, drying the seeds and saving them for their garden.

The Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Everything You Need to Know  – from Amazon

This takes a lot of effort, although I had a friend whose Dad germinated a particular Jersey Beefsteak tomato that was one of the greatest tomatoes I had ever eaten. My takeaway is that you should only save seeds from foods that are exceptional, and nurture them well, so that they continue to be awesome.

Most seeds can be bought from the usual suspects, Home Depot, Lowes, Kmart, Tractor supply, etc.  sharp buyers will see them at the Dollar store, where you should stock up.  Keep your seeds dry and in convenient place, so buying extra can be a plus.

Online you can buy fruit and vegetable seeds from Amazon, eBay, and supply houses.  You can also order live plants, which you can put in the ground after the last frost.

Most plants have to be started inside, either in peat pots, min greenhouses, or using recycled k cups or egg crates like this:

or you can buy mini hot house seed starters like this:
Seed Starting Kit – Complete Supplies – 3 Mini Greenhouse Trays with Dome fits on Windowsill, Fiber Soil Pods, Detailed Instructions. Indoor / Outdoor Gardening. Grow Herbs, Flowers and Vegetables.
This set, from Amazon, has soil pods and a lid (so it can retain moisture like a hothouse)
When you get set up, find a bright table or windowsill to let your plants start.  put 1 – 3 seeds in each cup, so at least 1 will take, and work on your patience; when they start to sprout it is a magical event!
once your seeds are going, it’s time to get your garden ready.  Next blog – Garden Planter Boxes! and beds!
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The greatest pancake recipe of all time!

Greatest Pancake recipe of all time?  You need to find out!

Nothing is better than having pancakes for breakfast.  The sizzle of the pancakes when the batter is poured on the griddle,  sticky syrup oozing over hot pancakes, and hot cup of coffee.  This makes for a wonderful breakfast and great memories for kids.  One of the first things my kids learn on the stove is the art of pancake flipping.  knowing when to flip them (when they develop bubbles and holes),  avoiding the hot parts of the griddle, and eating the “not good enough to serve” pancakes.  (chef’s privilege).

Here is my recipe, in a  printable image:

While I take great personal pride in my pancakes, it should be noted that pancakes are versatile and can accommodate numerous substitutions;  yogurt can substitute for milk,  applesauce can be substituted for sugar, etc.  feel free to make changes as your cupboard and creativity see fit. 

while specialised equipment is not required, to cook pancakes, there are some neat things you can buy.

Pancake & Cupcake Batter Dispenser - Perfect Baking Tool for Cupcakes, Waffles, Muffin Mix, Crepes, Cake or Any Baked Goods - KPKitchen Easy Pour Home Food Gadget - Bakeware Maker with Measuring LabelTovolo Easy-Flow, Mess-Free Valve, Removable Cap, Pancake Pen 2.0Jobar International JB4672 Pancake Batter Dispenser
Batter Dispensers – Amazon

When not using a stainless steel bowl and big spoon, I own and use several batter dispensers.  They come in handy when making larger batches.

Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan - Non-stick Pan Cake Griddle with 7 Unique Flapjack FacesCamp Chef CGG24B Cast iron grill/griddleT-fal A92114 / C4061484 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 18-Inch x 11-Inch Double Burner Family Griddle Cookware, 18-Inch, Black
Stove top griddles work better than a big pan for making uniform pancakes.  I usually make silver Dollar pancakes, 2-4 inches in diameter, so I like having more room to flip them.  Electric griddles are great because you are not married to the stove, and can bring them to events where all you need is an electric outlet!

KaraMona Silicone Turner Spatula Set of 4 Rainbow Color, BPA Free & FDA Approved, Set Contains: Large Slotted Turner Spatula, Wide Slotted Turner Spatula, Large Spatula, Regular SpatulaMakidar 5PCS Fried Egg Mold Egg Ring Egg shaper SUS304 Stainless Steel Pancake Mold Kitchen Tool Pancake RingsTurner Set | 2 Pack | Large and Small Kitchen Spatulas | Stainless Steel & Silicone | Non-Stick and Heat Resistant Utensils for Cooking, Flipping and Pressing (UpGood Kitchen Tools, Shadow Black)
A good pancake flipper makes it easy to work the grill.  metal onse could damage non-stick surfaces, so use the appropriate one.

PancakeBot 2.0 PNKB01BK2 - Pancake Printer, Black
PancakeBot 2.0 PNKB01BK2 – Pancake Printer
Technology has not passed by the pancake industry.  This 3D pancake machine allows you to make artwork, pictures, and signs in pancakes.  Very cool, High-Tech way to make unique pancakes.
However you make them, Enjoy your pancakes, however you get them!
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The Authors Grandson, age 5, feasting on pancakes.
Greatest pancake recipe in the world
Greatest pancake recipe of all time