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Monsoon

Another shot of the clouds over Prescott. Thumb Butte is on left, Granite Dells on right. It was taken during the day but, it was so dark, I had to lighten it up.
 

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Excellent shots copperpoppy.

The monsoons storm clouds look different at a higher altitude.

Nice to see you finally got your Pilot dirty. Now it's time to wash her.
 

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Excellent shots copperpoppy. The monsoons storm clouds look different at a higher altitude. Nice to see you finally got your Pilot dirty. Now it's time to wash her.
Yeah, the clouds DO look different. They're closer. In other words, there ain't much between you and the lightening. (making "eek" face)

I want to get the car washed really good tomorrow. Took her to a spray off car wash yesterday but, she needs a good cleaning after my tour of the mud puddles.(G)

Gosh is that fun.

I still haven't put the splash guards on. (sigh) Its just too wet. Hard to believe...

BTW, I just got my plates today. It took quite a while, I think. Plus, I thought they were just going to send me new tabs but instead, they sent me the full license plate. Go figure. Anyway, thought you'd wanna know since you're probably waiting as well. I will tell you that the temporary plate they give you doesn't fare well to the car wash. :) Of course, I saw the pix of you dashing through the mud and water so - I bet you already know that, eh?
 

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Yes copperpoppy,
the cardboard temp. plates are fading away fast.
I hope I get the permanent plates soon.

Watch out for the lightning, copper conducts electricity.:D

:confused: You haven't had a chance to install the splash guards? I guess you must be getting more rain than we are. Last night a storm hit but it wasn't bad on our side of town.
 

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Yes copperpoppy, the cardboard temp. plates are fading away fast. I hope I get the permanent plates soon.
Are you supposed to be getting new plates or are you keeping the old ones from a trade-in? I have my Accord's plate thinking I was going to re-use it and they sent me new ones. I was thinking of getting personalized plates ... something like "I HTML." Not sure if I am going to do it though. Strikes me as a bit pretentous. What do you think?


Watch out for the lightning, copper conducts electricity.:D
(laughing) You would be surprised at how many people do NOT unplug their computers during the storms. They think just turning it off will somehow help. Or they say they have a powerstrip as if that thing with 1 jewel is going to do the trick.(G) Its a different world up here and one with lots of lightening.


:confused: You haven't had a chance to install the splash guards? I guess you must be getting more rain than we are. Last night a storm hit but it wasn't bad on our side of town.
Didn't Casa Grande get pummelled yesterday?

Oh well, anyway, tonight was the first night I could try it, and all I managed to do was get the plate on. If it doesn't storm tomorrow, I'll do it. I have them all ready and waiting on the table in the garage, along with the tools that some of the other members suggested that I pick up at Sears. If only the rain would stop... (Oh man, did I actually SAY that?)

Heard from Threadhead at all?
 

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copperpoppy,
We didn't have a trade-in, so I am stuck with a cardboard plate for now. I should be getting a new one within a month. My wife is thinking about getting vanity plates. She hasn't come up with anything yet. I like your "I HTML" I'm pretty sure no one else has it yet.


About the lightning. I usually unplug everything going to my computer. This includes the cable "Cox High Speed" into my cable modem. If lightning can jump the gap from the ground to the clouds, a switch or even a surge protect would not stop a direct hit on your house, which is very possible here in Arizona. I think the only people who would understand how much lightning is generated in our Monsoons, are the folks from Florida. They have really bad storms too and an occasional Hurricane.


From what I heard the storm came up from the south, more likely the Casa Grande area. Then it split in two. Part of it went though Apache Junction, the other part went through the eastern part of the city. Then it continued up to the the high country.

I hope you get those guards in place. They would help with all the rainy weather we've been having.

I haven't heard from Threadhead in a while. Hope everythings okay.
 

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CP: yes, I am still alive. My business has just been swampped with orders (a good thing) and I'm remodeling my mother-in-law's house (not a good thing) had just haven't had time to do much replying.

All is well with us and the Pilot after that monster storm. What was so wierd was we sat outside at the workshop and wached it coming up from the south. I rushed home to move all the cars inside and batten down the hatches preparing for the worst. Called my wife and told her to head home, immediately. And after that... it only sprinkled for about 10 minutes. That's Arizona for ya.

I'll be heading up to Sedona on Friday for a delivery. Looks like good weather for the day and should be a nice drive for the Pilot. Really looking forward to it.
 

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That's Arizona for ya. ... I'll be heading up to Sedona on Friday for a delivery. Looks like good weather for the day and should be a nice drive for the Pilot. Really looking forward to it.
Well, I don't mind telling you, I was getting a bit worried. :) I think Tony was too. I nearly called but, thought better of it. Figured I'd wait before we called the State Police. "Don't know his name or where he works but hey, he drives a Sandstone Metallic 2003 Honda Pilot with the following accessories..."

Glad business is going well, and you're right that drive to Sedona should be fabulous. Haven't been there with my Pilot yet. Operative word is "yet." :)

What kind of work do you do, if you don't mind my asking?
 

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I DID IT!!!

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I hope you get those guards in place. They would help with all the rainy weather we've been having.
Check it out. I got them on. Wasn't hard at all! I'm going to post the pictures of my installation later on tonight (provided it doesn't storm). If a woman with long nails can do this, ANYONE can do it! :D
 

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There you go copperpoppy. You did it!
I knew you could.

Hey Threadhead, good to see you're back again.
 

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Well, I don't mind telling you, I was getting a bit worried. :) I think Tony was too. I nearly called but, thought better of it. Figured I'd wait before we called the State Police. "Don't know his name or where he works but hey, he drives a Sandstone Metallic 2003 Honda Pilot with the following accessories..."
Don't send out the posse quite yet!

I'm still not done with the house, the counter tops won't be in for a week or two, so I have a short reprieve.

Glad business is going well, and you're right that drive to Sedona should be fabulous. Haven't been there with my Pilot yet. Operative word is "yet." :) What kind of work do you do, if you don't mind my asking? [/B]
I own an embroidery and screen printing company. We do a couple of resorts up in Sedona.
 

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Don't send out the posse quite yet!
Could you just imagine trying to tell the police this? I mean, for real? They'd get a good giggle out of that one. Sort of like when I worked for the ISP here and one of our customers actually phoned the police because her computer "performed an illegal operation."

I'm still not done with the house, the counter tops won't be in for a week or two, so I have a short reprieve.
Your mother-in-law is one very lucky lady to have such a sweet son-in-law to do that for her.

I own an embroidery and screen printing company. We do a couple of resorts up in Sedona.
OHHHHHHHHH COOLEST!! :) Sedona is so beautiful. I want to get some photos of the Arizona Pilots against that backdrop. Whachathink?
 

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Copperpoppy--

I can't even begin to tell you how impressed I am with your installation of the splash guards!!! Very professional looking :4: :4:
As for me, I have an appointment at the dealer tomorrow to have my backordered ones installed.

Just goes to show you what a chicken I am.;) ;)
 

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OHHHHHHHHH COOLEST!! :) Sedona is so beautiful. I want to get some photos of the Arizona Pilots against that backdrop. Whachathink? [/B]
Well, plans have changed. I'm not going to take the Pilot, taking the truck instead. Just couldn't bear to load my new baby up with a hundred pounds of dirty boxes. Plus, I don't want to add the miles, expecially after just haveing the the w-pump and t-belt replaced. A few more local miles would make me feel better before a long trip.

Sorry :(
 

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Well, plans have changed. I'm not going to take the Pilot, taking the truck instead. Just couldn't bear to load my new baby up with a hundred pounds of dirty boxes.
(screaming) DIRTY BOXES? Ohhhhhhhhh no. Glad you're taking the truck.

Going down to Camp Verde tomorrow, so I might swing by Sedona and try to get some pictures. We'll see. Then again, I might just goof off tomorrow. :rolleyes:

So, when do we want to plan our first Arizona Pilot Meet, hmmm? Wanna meet at Anthem? Sedona? Lake Powell?(G)
 

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I can't even begin to tell you how impressed I am with your installation of the splash guards!!! Very professional looking :4: :4:
Thank you. I had my doubts. But, I figured if I messed it up, I could always just throw everything into the back and drive to the dealer's. It didn't occur to me that I was DRILLING A PERMANENT HOLE THOUGH MY BUMPER until afterwards. Then ... I panicked.

As for me, I have an appointment at the dealer tomorrow to have my backordered ones installed. Just goes to show you what a chicken I am.;) ;)
You should have tried it. It was really a lot of fun. I want to do that air deflector thing but, I might have it done. Not sure. If its fun, I will... :)
 
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