John's usual excuses & apologies--
It was quiet this week. Tab helped a few people volunteer with OHgo & others sail with SJSI in Sandusky. Those are her pictures from those adventures above.
I spent a fair amount of time driving people to work in the new Leaf (which I really, really like so far). For those of you who also like electric cars (EV for short), the Leaf is one of the oldest purely electric production cars still being made. The warm weather range on this one is 230 ish miles per charge-- with the A/C running. We use a 30 amp, 220 charger overnight, so I don't know exactly how long it would take to fully charge it from 10% to 100%, but I'd expect somewhere in the ballpark of 6 hours. There is a fast charge option that's supposed to give you an 80% charge in 30 minutes, but there aren't any local chargers that serve that yet. So, probably not a perfect car for a carefree long-distance road trip quite yet-- but really good for community employment transportation where there's often only 1 or maybe 2 riders in the car at the same time-- and we're driving around 100 miles in a day. The cost of electric as fuel should be about 1/3 of what gasoline with quite a bit less maintenance costs as well. In the winter, the fully charged range will probably drop to around 150 miles. One benefit of the EVs is that the heat is instant, there's no engine to heat up. It works just like a hairdryer or toaster. Kristi is taking the Leaf back this week, but it was a good time while I had it. Thanks to everyone for being so patient with me last week as I learned everyone's community employment schedules
Not much else to report on my end. I'm hoping to have a new GTKM video for next week. Have a good week & keep those hands clean!