Organizing the Keys

At some point, I recently realized that I need to organize my keys better. Like, I carry around a key chain in my pocket with scads of keys, but they're not labeled or anything. And, if I should get run over by a train, or something, it wouldn't be easy for anyone to come along behind me and make sense of all of my keys.

I started out by going into Big R in Aspen Park and getting a copy made of the Jeep key. It cost me a whopping $2.30. Then, I bought a key rack at Walmart in Evergreen, along with some labels for the keys. I got a copy of my front door key made at Big R, but some keys they can't copy (i.e. BMW key, etc).

Today I was rooting around for more keys, and I stumbled across my key drawer, which I'd pretty much forgotten about because I haven't opened that drawer in like forever. So I found my old spare BMW key, KTM keys, etc. I went and bought another key rack, mounted it above the first one, and continued on my key organizing spree.

There are a LOT of keys to keep up with, to wit:
Keys to the following vehicles:
2017 Honda Africa Twin
2010 KTM Adventure 990
2007 Honda XR650L
2004 Honda XR650L
2004 BMW X3
2002 Honda Rancher 350 (Green)
2001 Honda Rancher 350 (Red)
1997 Chevy Tahoe
Jeep Wrangler TJ
House keys


Posted by Rob Kiser on October 14, 2021 at 9:20 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Replacing BMW Battery

I couldn't get the BMW X3 battery to hold a charge, so I went down the hill to Walmart, and bought a new battery for it. Brought it home, and installed the new battery. For whatever reason, the battery is in the back of the BMW X3. Basically, I followed the directions on this YouTube post BMW X3 Battery Replacement Instructions. So, the BMW X3 is running and I parked it in the barn so it's out of the weather. Then, I took the old battery down the hill to Walmart so I got my $12.00 core charge back.

So, at this point, the Tahoe, Jeep, and BMW are all running. Now I just have to get the license plates updated.


Posted by Rob Kiser on October 14, 2021 at 8:52 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

New Cat Tracker

Press and hold the small silver power button on top of the tracking device until a green light flashes and it beeps.


Posted by Rob Kiser on October 14, 2021 at 10:47 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Snow Forecast for Thr Oct 14th

Looks like we should get rain/snow tomorrow on Thr Oct 14th, from noon to 9:00 p.m. This would be our second snow this Fall.

Update: We did get snow today, but it wasn't a lot. It switched to rain at some point. The yard is white, but it's not like we got a lot of snow. Nothing measurable really.


Posted by Rob Kiser on October 13, 2021 at 8:13 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

The Season's First Snow

Today is Tuesday, October 12th, and I'd say we got the first snow of the season today. I drove the Tahoe to Georgetown and back, and it snowed on me in Evergreen, Idaho Springs, and Georgetown.

And the forecast calls for more snow in 2 days on Thursday, October 14th.

Brrrr. Not ready for winter yet.


Posted by Rob Kiser on October 12, 2021 at 4:47 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink