Not really, those blocks are pretty sturdy and I put a heavy duty jack stand under the truck after I drove up on them to replace the starter that has been trying to die for a few months. It beats jacking the truck up and I was able to remove the ramp so I could craw under the truck to work under it.
I also put a rear cargo rack off of an old bike on the White Princess and added a box to it for trips to the grocery store.
Had an early appointment yesterday so biked to the optometrist for my yearly exam, he said a cataract in my right eye was now bad enough to be removed. Huh? I don’t think my vision is that bad at all compared too a lot of folks I talk too. Many mention how they can hardly see and are still driving and I can still see pretty good even without my glasses when some folks can hardly find their cars without glasses.
I’m thinking I’ll put it off for a while…
Sure a lot of different salsas, Billy confused.
They are going to have a Wake for Terry, requested no black clothing, what a fine way to be remembered.
No one of importance was born on my birthday in 1943.
Almost 60 percent of us are not celebrating Valentines Day, too bad, I like that day but it seems to be falling out of favor. However, I do have a date with a woman that doesn’t know me so maybe I can fake it? But I won’t, will just be me.
A big high five to Jack Smith, even though he had to deal with wrong parts and a defective new starter he got my truck running again in a timely manner.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. ― Seneca
What do three of your friends think your day will be like?
The factory did a crappy job of putting my riding mower together, after walking to the shop yesterday I had to work on it almost two hours before I could ride it back home, but at least I didn’t have to walk. Stayed to quite streets the best I could so it still took as long as walking but it was easier on me as I had parts and such to take back. If I could just go down the main drag it wouldn’t take long at all.
The neighbors on the end unit moved out, I wonder what the next neighbor will be like.
By the time I walked a couple of other places yesterday and then to the shop I was plum sore and tired but got Dave’s carb back together. Decided I would ride the mower back to the apartment.
Shit, the key is in the truck at the apartment, I just wasn’t up to packing needed things back I need to rig up a temp fuel setup on the truck so headed back home empty handed. After going over the overpass I was waiting to cross the street at the U and a very nice lady stopped and asked me if I needed a ride, guess I even looked tired.
I took her up on it, bless her little heart, very nice lady.
I learned back in my 20’s that if things are not going right to just relax and chip away at it.
Like the time a rod started going out in the truck and I was two hundred miles away from home with little money. Make a pot of coffee and ponder and plan. It worked out okay.
If there must be trouble let it be in my time so the youth have a better life.
Yesterday I went to the lot to rekit Dave’s carb. Pulled out the fuel/air delivery body and tubes assembly and one tube is cracked pretty good, the other one has a hairline crack also.
In my 20 + years as a Ford mechanic in those days I never saw a cracked tube. This one must have set out in the rain at one time and then it froze, my best guess. So I went to the wrecking yards with no luck, they haven’t seen a carb for years. Next stop Heard Brothers cuz they have all kinds of old shit, no luck.
Quick internut search got no results, not like that unit ever fails and I’m not searching an hour for a part that may not be available and costs too much, he only needs the van for a while until he gets back on his feet.
Soooo, I’m going to do the best I can, I often get away with that, the tubes are brass, I’m going to solder them and hope for the best. That is the most critical assembly in the carb so I gotta try something.
To top the evening off, on the way home from social hour my truck died on Commerce, I coasted as far as Murphy's and a couple of guys pushed me around the corner, a friend came by and towed me home. I hope it is something simple so I can get it running again today.
Still winter where I came from, Terry sent me this picture yesterday.
Dave and I were in the parts house for a kit for his carb and I opened the box to make sure it had a power valve in it and he wanted to know what a power valve is. “Fords piece of shit idea for a power valve for the Autolight/Motorcraft carbs.” Most carbs have power valves in them but they don’t have a frigging diaphragm type that is always leaking.
Tried to replace my starter on Sunday but was short two missing tools thanks to fucking thieves so I went to the pawn shop for them, Wild Bills is a good place for hand tools, only charge me 50 cents a tool for most of them.
Nice on the back porch last evening, mixed various materials together for a new worm box.
Free labor is so unreliable, a van is still not fixed and It’s been almost two months now, I don’t like working on them at my age anyway, things are hard to get to and I can only work on wrenching when it is 70 degrees or more, unless it is something that only takes a few minutes.
I’ve almost quit drinking, just two beers a day now, getting too damn old to handle more than that. Some folks tell me to think of my finger as a mouse when using a smart phone. Piff, pretty damn limited mouse, only one button, stupid fucking mouse.
Went to the hospital to visit Brandi yesterday (pictured) she has been there since her birthday but she is looking pretty good now and may get out tomorrow.
Sunday services will be held at the whorehouse today
Relax, have some fucking fun.
I told you to call me Martha.
What the hell difference does it make, everyone knows you are god.
I wish I had a hot tub.
What the hell for? It would smell like fish anyway.
Okay, let’s get it on.
You don’t have to love me, I don’t give a shit if you don’t love me. All I expect from you is to be okay with me, call it love at a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. Who started all this love shit anyway? This isn’t fucking Disneyland. And the females, what is with them? How can I love you if you won’t lay down?
The lady in my background pic has requested that I change it so I’m considering giving her a mustache. LOL… I know that she has a sense of humor but that may be stretching it.
Tim said that for Texas I’m pretty liberal. I don’t know, I guess that he sees me that way but I like to think I’m a moderate, but I often bounce all over the chart, hard to label me I guess. Some folks label me as an idiot. LOL
Gene is pissed at me for saying something about something I see as a problem with him. Oh well, not my problem, his problem. If he wants to drink himself to ruin I guess that is his right, I just report life as I see and experience it. It is 2017 and a changing world, everyone can expect to see their name pop up in social media, mine has been doing so for years.
The cat that decided to take up residence on the back porch is getting on the fat side, good life if you find someone that keeps something in the food dish and she is getting pretty friendly. Acts like she would like to come inside but I don’t think I want another inside cat.
Not my cup of tea but some guys like heavy women, just like some women like bearded and tattooed guys. Guess there is someone for everyone if you can find each other.
Something I have never really noticed before, you don’t usually see/notice the color of a persons eyes unless you are pretty close to them.
If amuses me when a dumb ass bible thumper, DABT, tells me I’m going to hell, you have to believe in a place before you can go there.
Went to the library hoping they would have a cell phones for Dummy’s book but they don’t have one so I checked out Facebook for Seniors.
I have no idea what the disc is for but it was in my back yard.
There is no law in the universe saying you have to stay on topic as the poster sees it. If I ask a question about something that is posted that is on subject in my mind.
My worm box didn’t do so well, only two were still alive but I didn’t expect it to do well, it was small and I just used potting soil. Next I will use a bigger box and a better mixture of soil. The night crawlers they sell here are Canadian so maybe they won’t do well here, I don’t know.
About 82 percent of us do not make new years resolutions.
To foreigners, a Yankee is an American.
To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner.
To Northerners, a Yankee is an Easterner.
To Easterners, a Yankee is a New Englander.
To New Englanders, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
And in Vermont, a Yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.
I learned a new one yesterday…. DABT, Dumb Ass Bible Thumper. LOL, love it.
I’m almost finished. I won’t be a diamond this time around but at least I’m a polished piece of coal.
All these years and I was not aware that Lilly Tomlin was gay. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”
Our evolution is not a part of a cosmic master plan, unless that master out there is a complete idiot.
I spotted two big ceiling fans as I was turning off the hiway to go down my street so parked at my place and walked back to check them out, went back for the truck and they were gone. The blades are good for art projects.
“Love is a 4 letter word like fuck and shit. Fuck that shit.” LOL. Just something I saw on an other site and it amused me.
Many years ago I somewhat thought I was cultured and all that shit, service manager in a Ford and all that shit, wore ties and shit like that, yup, thought I was important, well, die today and someone else will be doing your job tomorrow, that is how important we are.