Backup your files, kids…

Last night I started building out a “build spreadsheet” with a list of every little detailed part I could reasonably identify I needed to order. As they say in the Boy Scouts, be prepared. If I know what parts I need up front and get them ordered in time, I’m less likely to have a rare bit of time to work on the car and not have a part I need. It also helps me focus on what exactly I want to do.

Now I’m a bit embarrassed to say, especially if I was to sit here and describe the mini data center in my basement, that this is actually the second time I’ve made a build spreadsheet. I did one in exhaustive detail a year ago. I had it on my laptop, thought it was backed up and reinstalled the OS on the laptop.


So now I have to do it all over again.