April 25, 2016 8 AM Update

Happy Arbor Day. 49 degrees and cloudy. I like trees. They are warm when you burn them for heat and make for some nice campfires. Plus they absorb a fair bit of carbon produced by burning said trees.

I picked up my dry cleaning and made the express bus downtown although I may have briefly exceeded the speed limit on the bypass to make it. Normally I don’t drive down to the bus stop but with picking up the dry cleaning I already had the truck out and running. Even though the axle ratio is high on my truck it still kicks down pretty good with the six speed when you ask it to.

Construction continues on the 787 with some stop and go traffic. I don’t care, I’m not driving. I would avoid it though if I were you.

Sixty degrees later with rain coming in at some point. I actually saw some sprinkles on my windshield this morning. Hopefully the rain will hold off this evening when I put the kayak on the roof of my truck.

Today in 1901, New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates. Back in the horse and buggy days they weren’t required. Apparently horse back riders weren’t fleeing the scenes of fatal crashes as much.

Back in 1954, the first practical solar cell is publicly demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories. I think there is a strong future in solid state electricity generation once we figure out how to fully integrate it into our society.

The next bus stop is mine. Have a great Arbor Day.