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Month: February 2014

Fracking Contaminates Our Ground Water?

Fracking Contaminates Our Ground Water?

This blog piece attempts to examine whether any harm will take place from the oil well method of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, where huge amounts of water that is mixed with chemicals could be poisonous to our population now and into the future.  Our concern is this.  Is there any potential for the contamination of local community aquifer layer where ground water can be extracted? It appears that fracking is currently taking place in a very significant way.  Problem is,…

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Take Out From Buca di Beppo On Valentines Day 2014.

Take Out From Buca di Beppo On Valentines Day 2014.

Buca di Beppo Brea on Valentine’s Day take out 1609 East Imperial Highway Brea, CA 92821 Not recommended for take out on Valentines Day. Traffic:  I found traffic atrocious at about 5:15 on Valentine’s Day around this restaurant.  I used side streets to avoid traffic around Imperial Highway and Associated road. Parking:  This shopping center had a lack of adequate parking near this restaurant.  I drove around and around trying to find a parking spot but could not.  I had…

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Ford 2006 Escape – New Car (#7 in a series).

Ford 2006 Escape – New Car (#7 in a series).

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Ford Escape

We are currently doing research and are pretty much convinced that the Toyota RAV4 is the best choice for a young girl, in my opinion.  We will continue this story as we progress buying the replacement vehicle. Please visit this site again to see how this turns out.

Ford 2006 Escape – Lessons Learned (#6 in a series).

Ford 2006 Escape – Lessons Learned (#6 in a series).

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Ford Escape

 This Ford Escape experience seems directly related to why I love the Mac and despise Windows computers.  I work for a university and they have to hire a lot of computer support people because the Windows computers are like Ford and the Mac is like a Toyota.   I am a contract worker so I should love Windows computers because I can increase my billing hours.  I am always having to repair Windows but Mac issues are vastly insignificant in comparison. …

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Ford 2006 Escape – Analysis (#5 in a series)

Ford 2006 Escape – Analysis (#5 in a series)

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Ford Escape

Within a span of one week the Escape was in for repair three times.  Without making any comments to my daughter about how I felt about the Escape, I asked her how she felt about the car.  She said she had lost confidence in it.  She reminded me that she had planned trips to other cities and the mountains but she was now fearful that the car would break down.  I then told her that I felt the same way. …

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Ford 2006 Escape – Tow Truck Driver (#4 in a series).

Ford 2006 Escape – Tow Truck Driver (#4 in a series).

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Ford Escape

I have AAA Premium so I had the Ford Escape towed to the dealership at no cost to me after I lost power steering.  AAA even offered my a free rental car if I needed it but I declined.  The way things were going with this Ford vehicle, I might really need it at a later date.  When the tow truck driver arrived, I explained the problems I was having with this Escape and asked him what vehicle he recommended. …

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Ford 2006 Escape – The Event (#3 in a series)

Ford 2006 Escape – The Event (#3 in a series)

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Ford Escape

January 2014 during a routine maintenance McCoy Mills found an oil leak that was covered on an extended warrantee that I purchased.  It would take two days to repair.  I asked how much it would cost if I did not have the warrantee and was told well over a thousand dollars.  The car took close to four days because approval had to be made by Ford and that approval did not arrive right away.  When I picked up the car…

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Ford 2006 Escape – Reality (#2 in a series)

Ford 2006 Escape – Reality (#2 in a series)

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Ford Escape

The car worked quite well for a number of years.  But, some small issues did crop up quite soon that were very telling to me that allegedly that Ford engineering was flawed..  I tried to adjust one of the passenger air vents.  There was a small knob that you could sort of rotate up or down to direct the vents.  As soon as I pressed against the knob to roll, it fell apart.  The side vents have a lever that…

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Ford 2006 Escape – Background (#1 in a series)

Ford 2006 Escape – Background (#1 in a series)

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Ford Escape

Our family needed another car.  My wife drove a Toyota Camry too and from work.  My son and I shared a Toyota 4 Runner until he started work and went to a local college. It then became his car as work expanded and college got more intense.   My daughter needed some wheels during her senior year in high school, 2010.  She and I would share that car.  I asked her to do the research with my supervision.  Toyota vehicles were…

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