Friday, December 14, 2007

The Oak Ridge Boys

Location, At home, Ca

Yesterday evening we went to the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynes at the invitation of our friends Don and Bev. They had tickets to see the Oakridge Boys Christmas show. We went in time to have dinner at the buffet before the show. The buffet was quite good for $14.95 each.

The show started at 8 PM with traditional Oak Ridge Boys music which ended with Elvira and a rousing ovation. They then went into the Christmas portion of the show which featured traditional Christmas songs as well as many from their seasonal albums. The stage was decorated with white flocked Christmas trees which changed colors from overhead light cans. The addition of falling snow for a few songs was very realistic. The show lasted 2 full hours and was well received by the audience.

I asked Clyda if she wanted to talk to the Oaks after the show as we worked with them as stage hands at the 1984 Boy Scout Jamboree in Fredericksburg, VA. She didn’t think they would remember us. Oh well, she is probably right.

Today I drained and replace the oil in the Gear Venders Over/Under drive. The oil needs to be replaced every 10,000 miles with special GM synthetic manual transmission oil which costs $24 a quart. The unit uses about 1 ½ quarts per oil change. Draining the used oil is easy as the plug is located on the bottom of the unit. Putting in new oils is another matter. The fill hole is on the side of the unit so the best way is to pump it in or as I do, put the oil in a sprayer, pressurize it and slowly add the oil until it overflows the hole. A messy job at best but now I am good to go for another 10,000 miles.