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A Short History of the Different Car Motors - Steam, Gas, Electric, Prop, Etc.

By: Isaiah Cox
Before the sun came up this morning I found myself lying in bed listening to a little pump engine thump-thump-thump away.Had it been a car motor, the knock would be terminal, but God willing this little motor will have a much longer life than any car motor.Our baby girl made a light attempt at an early escape from the womb and now we’re in the hospital making sure she’s willing to stay put for a month or so more.The knocking noise is the sound of her little heart pumping away. While lying around a hospital room listening to her little pump motor, I did find myself considering the variety of motors that are out there and decided with my free time I might as well write up another blog on the history of different auto motors (at least the history that I know) because it is an interesting subject that I’m not sure everyone is aware of.

Benz Motorwagen
Karl Benz is generally credited with the first car, with his 1885 invention the Benz Motorwagen, but there are several reasons …

Well there you go!


Paint Mines

Feeling pretty good, I passed the 50/Mile mark today, for this month.  Yesterday I did 5.5/Miles on the treadmill and today we headed out to the Paint Mines and hiked around the rocks.   I have said it before and will say it again, this is one of my favorite places to go.   Not a long hike, today we did 2.6/Miles and hiked up through the canyon.   Took several pictures today and have included below.

I have an 8:30 AM call tomorrow and have to be in Denver by 11:00 AM for a lunch.   Going to try to get up early and do a quick hike up through BCP.

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day cleaning the house and doing laundry.   I managed to get all the laundry done and the bathrooms cleaned.   I had to replace the innards on the toilet up stairs.  Candy got home around 6:30 PM and we headed out for dinner.

Managed to walk again today, it was nice this morning but cool and raining this evening,   I am doing really well, just need to keep after it.  I am up to 37.48 for the month! :-)   Came across a Coyote on my way to work this morning.  He was down by the creek working his way up the hill.   I grabbed the phone to try to get a picture, but he was moving pretty quick and was gone.

Happy Birthday to David Lee Roth.  Be honest, who didn't want to be DLR in the late 70s early 80s rockin in front of the Van Halen brothers and Michael Anthony.  Good Times!


Well the miles are starting to add up this month.   I have managed to walk every day except for two this month.  I am at 32.28/Miles and it is only the 9th.   I have about 10 days left at home before I have to travel again.   It's tough to keep after when traveling.  I know we are going to have some late evenings and early mornings.

I hope to get some good distance in tomorrow and Friday.  Candy will be working late both days, so no rush to get home.  They say it takes about 21 days for something to become a habit, so getting closer.

Change in plans

I had forgotten that Candy has a big test on Tuesday, so she ended up spending most of the day studying.  I made my way over to the shop on foot.   It was exactly three miles.  The weather was great today so it made the walk very enjoyable. Once at the shop, I spent most of the day working on various things.  I made up a couple of more birdhouses out of the old fencing I had.  Candy is going to use one of them in the house for decoration and I think I will mount the other two onto the fence at the shop.   They are functional but really just made for decoration.  I spent the rest of the day cleaning the shop and watering the yard.   Everything looks pretty good.

Happy Saturday!

Candy had to work today so that left me to figure out things to do.   I made an early start of the day since she had to get up, so did I.   First stop this morning was the German Deli.   They bake on Friday night through Saturday morning and you have to get there early before they sell out.  I picked up a bag of Poppy seed Kaiser rolls, a bag of sausage and cheese rolls, half pound of peppered salami, Havarti cheese, tub of cucumber salad.  Looking forward to munching down on salami/Havarti cheese baked sandwiches.
Candy is off tomorrow so I was thinking about dragging her out to the paint mines for a hike and some pictures.   Need to make up some sandwiches so we can have a picnic while we are out hiking.   I think I will take the guns and maybe stop in at the gun range and do some shooting.   I know she would have a good time, I know I will.
After the German Deli I stopped off at Kangaroo Coffee and picked up an Avalanche.    Mmmmm tasty!  When I got back I start thinking about what t…

Sad news

I was speaking with my Dad this evening and he let me know about a friend of his and my moms that passed away this week.   I did some searching on mother google and find that our neighbor growing up had also passed away this week.    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the services.  I have included their names with links to the obituaries.
Edna Eagle - October 22, 1919 - October 3, 20131

Georgia Dubios - April 17, 1928 - October 2, 2013

Off for a couple of days

I took this afternoon and next Monday off for vacation.   I headed out and hiked through BCP this afternoon and managed to get 4.95/Miles logged.   It was in the 40's and the wind was blowing.  Made it a little chilly starting out but warmed up quick.   It was nice in the sun, but a little cool in the shade.   Supposed to be cold in the morning, in the 20/30's.   I want to get to the German Deli and pick up a few items.    Below is the route that I took today and a few photo's from the trail.