Monday, September 9, 2013
A Bit Tougher
I had a really beautiful start to my day. I went running with Adrian, another one of the guys here at IU house. Running with the sunrise and the mist and the cool temps was just amazing. Better than the 90 degree days that Lisa keeps reminding me of.
After many, many tests we're not much closer to a solution to our electical issues and we suffered a pretty decent setback today: I broke the fuel petcock - a small device that prevents gas from reaching the engine. It's important for engines that run on carbs as they can be easily flooded. I wasn't even turning it hard, it just snapped off in my hand releasing a stream of gas onto the hot generator. Luckily I was able to plug it quickly with my finger and we found some tubing that allowed us to drain the gas without fire, or getting it all over my clothes.
After retreating to the IU house, I was able to knock out some good fixes on the programming side of things, so I'm not completely bummed about the day's setbacks. These things must be expected and seen as small bumps along the way, and I still have a decent amount of time to work.