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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:05 am
by garygid
I sent a PM and an email to JP asking for Event details.

While we wait, assuming that the Breakfast Buffet is still On,
please post here if you intend to attend, with number of
people, and what food items that you would like to bring.

Then, we can pre-coordinate the food and I can post or PM the details
when I get them. JP might not want address and phone, etc. "exposed"
in public.

For now, assume about 8 to 11, located in north Tustin,
east of the I-5 and south of the 55.
East a few miles on Tustin Ranch Road as I recall.

Also, for now, assume that the hardware is being provided, either
by the host, or by me. In case hardware is needed, you might
indicate what would be easy for you to bring.

Of course, we need waffle iron(s) and batter for Boomer...
Cheers, Gary

There is a small chance that JP's work or ?? would require her
to cancel, so we could have a Plan B location. Any suggestions?

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:32 am
by garygid
Gary, and possibly Nancy if we can leave Heidi alone.
Plates, bowls, waffle iron, and some "silverware" if needed.
Food possibilities:
Scrambled eggs or other egg dish, skim milk or other drink, and ???
possibly Nancy's Chicken Glop, ... or whatever others do not bring.

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Potluck - 29 Aug 2015

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:08 am
by JPVLeaf
So, the 5th anniversary potluck breakfast is definitely on for next Saturday, Aug 29th from 8a to 11a at our home in Irvine, just north of the 5 Fwy at the Culver Drive exit.

Whether you're an old-timer or a newbie, please join us. Feel free to come when you can. There will always be EV talk going on, so your company will be welcomed at any time. Bring a friend. Well-behaved children are also welcome, and can be entertained by my 10 y/o's.

Please send me private message (PM), and I will send you the address and directions ... via PM, or email if you like. I'll start a sign-up list and post here. Also, let me know if you will be needing any charging while here.

If you need a charge for the return trip, we have L2 (240v/16a) charging in the garage, and of course some L1 trickle charging. Tbleakne will be bringing his DIY Quick 220 box to hopefully add a 2nd 16 amp 240V charging position. In addition, there are several QC and L2 within 10 miles. Check your Plugshare app/site.

We'll provide plates, bowls, utensils, cups, etc., and home baked muffins, scrambled eggs, and hot cocoa.

Please let us know what you would like to bring. (If any items need to be reheated, or warmed, we can do that here. However, I don't intend to do any 'cooking' here the morning of.)

Here are some ideas:
- Egg, any style
- Sausage/bacon
- Juices
- Potatoes/hash browns
- Pastries, Danishes
- English muffins or toast
- Fruit
- Any favorite dish you would like to share.
- Coffee ... I'm not a coffee person, so if you are, you can offer to bring your favorite blend.

We can also set up a table or two in the garage if there is interest in some kind of building, upgrading or repair work. Gary G indicated there might be some Gid-meter upgrades available.

Sound off here on this thread to keep track of who might be coming, and what you might bring. PM me for any other questions, if you like.

Thank you!

Jeanne

p.s. If things work out this week, I may also have a 'shiny and weighty' item to share with the group on Sat.

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Potluck - 29 Aug 2015

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:28 am
by JPVLeaf
BTW, thank you for the reminders and nudging, GaryG. We just returned from a week long road trip, and am getting back into gear. EV-related, our trip found us visiting the then 4-day old Tesla Monterey Service center/Superchargers. It was a treat, and it was the first one that I had seen that had a 24/7 'owners lounge'. Very snazzy.

As for the breakfast potluck, we have the following joining us at our home so far (8/29/15):
Dori I (1)
TBleakne (1), non-meat dish
GaryG, and better half (2), "Scrambled eggs or other egg dish, skim milk or other drink, and ???". However, I'm very interested in Nancy's chicken glop!
...

Also, if know of some Leaf old-timers who don't frequent this thread as much lately and/or are EV-converts, please pass on the word.

TY!
jp

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:30 am
by JPVLeaf
mwalsh wrote:I was going to come to the gathering at Jeannie's but it appears I have a Church commitment that morning so I won't be able to make it. I'll catch up with you guys another time.
Aww. Sorry that you won't be able to join us, Mike. Of course, if things change, we'd love for you to come. :)

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Potluck - 29 Aug 2015

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:31 pm
by JPVLeaf
We have the following joining us at our home so far (8/29/15):

- Dori I (1)
- TBleakne (1), non-meat dish
- GaryG, and better half (2), "Scrambled eggs or other egg dish, skim milk or other drink, and ???".
However, I'm very interested in Nancy's Chicken Glop!
- Tom/Sparky (1), bagels/lox ...

As for amount to bring, please check back here by Thu/Fri for an estimate on no. of guests expected (6-10 maybe?).

See post above for more details on the potluck breakfast, and for other ideas on goodies to bring ... though anything is welcomed.

TY!
jp

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Potluck - 29 Aug 2015

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:42 am
by garygid
If you need any help with "shiny and weighty" (a big baby?),
just let me know, since I have some experience with unusual
delivery procedures.

I will get Nancy to make her Chicken Glop casserole, which might
need some reheating. I will also bring milk and orange juice.

I hope Nancy can come. Do you have a dog? I have a special 3-wheel doggie
stroller, similar to a baby stroller, that I could bring, but most of the
time Heidi would be on my arm or on my lap, I suspect. Thoughts?
I just hate to leave Heidi alone, but I could do so, it is just hard on her.

More later, Gary

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Potluck - 29 Aug 2015

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:02 am
by garygid
Nancy says OK to making her Chicken Glop (chicken enchilada casserole) for
our Saturday celebration of just about 120 Gatherings in the last 5 years.

Everybody, please contact others of "our EV family", since many will not
be aware of this very special anniversary potluck at Jeanne's home.
Jeanne, thanks so very much for hosting us again, you have a kind heart.

I will also bring skim milk and some juice, probably orange juice.
More Later, Gary

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Potluck - 29 Aug 2015

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:09 pm
by Boomer23
I'll be there with coffee for everyone. (Caffeinated only)

Gary, I noticed that you mentioned a waffle iron. If you're bringing that for me, it really isn't necessary. I can enjoy a breakfast without waffles, even though my comments don't always sound that way. :D :D :lol: :lol:

Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Potluck - 29 Aug 2015

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:33 am
by JPVLeaf
We have the following joining us so far on Sat., 8/29:

- Dori/LeafyD (1)
- TBleakne (1), non-meat dish
- GaryG, and better half (2), "Scrambled eggs or other egg dish, skim milk or other drink, and ???".
However, I'm very interested in Nancy's Chicken Glop!
- Sparky (1), bagels/lox ...
- 91040 and better half (2), fruit bowl
- Boomer23 (1), caffeinated coffee
- Jpv (2, plus two halves) ... whole wheat orange spice muffins, scrambled eggs, 2% milk, toast, hot cocoa

As for amount to bring, please check back here by Thu/Fri for expected no. of guests (10-14 maybe?).

See post above for more details on the potluck breakfast, and other ideas on goodies to bring ... anything is welcomed. FYI, though I don't plan to do any cooking the morning of, let me know if you would like to ... we have large griddle, oven, microwave, toaster oven ... ah, but no waffle iron.

TY!
jp