Thursday, March 7, 2013

7 March 2013 Make a blind man see, lame man run

Cassi Creek; we received a total of 2.5-3 inches of snow between Tuesday and Wednesday. Most of that is quietly melting into the ground now as the temperatures top 32°F for the first time in 3 days.
          This was a heavy, wet snow that easily compacted to ice if it was stepped or driven on.  The roads are clear although black ice is a possibility tonight, as the melt-refreeze cycle becomes a factor.  
          I’m waiting on repair estimates for the Pathfinder.  Its handy little high-end push button climate control panel shed three buttons and threatens to shed three more.  This leaves me with no way to engage the defroster, no automatic setting for climate control, and no AC.  There is a limited temperature range that can currently be engaged.  This is hardly satisfactory as the defroster and automatic setting is the main features I need and use.
          The Pathfinder is a 2001 model.  I doubt that the repairs will be of the cheap and easy sort.  The electronics panels for all vehicles often wind up costing more to replace than the vehicle is worth.  Follow up follows.
          “shore missed plenty…”

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