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Posted on 04/15/2008 5:47:52 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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That's such a nice life. The back porch and birds and dogs. Vey nice. :-)
So, maybe this is the time to mention that I am not married, but I've been working on having a life now too. Those plant children I mentioned in a previous post are nice, but there's a significant man in my life now.
Msdrby says hi as well.
We got real internet access but didn’t get any real time with that. Darn!!
Thanks Humal, nice to see people like Bert are around.
Thanks PE. Good to see the Flag-o-gram again.
I'm about 98% there now, just wish I had more time to do things I'd like to do.
Howdy to both ya’ll and the younguns too. Big younguns by now. LOL
Ya’ll still in the same place? I wuz up in Ft. Worth for the day yesterday. Don’t get there all that often but usually think about ya’ll when we make it up there.
Gosh Sam, 98% of your dreams is purdy darned good if ya ask me. :-D I’m thinkin’ you’re an extremely lucky man. Aren’t ya glad we live in the only country in the world where a body can come this close to dreams?
So good to hear from you Wneighbor. It is a good life. Now you’ve got to get some internet!
Ft Worth is a bad taste right now, LOL.
I was over there last week (twice). On the way back the second time, my car burst into flames.
Body shop says it’s prolly a goner this time.
Indeed it is. I miss seeing the Foxhole every day.
Gonna have to do a thread some time to show off the trailer Spiderboy and I are building.
HA HA Ha
I could barely stay awake during that presentation. LOL.
Howdy there Snippy! I’m so glad to hear ya’ll are settled in fat and happy. :-) I’ll have internet at home in 2 or 3 months I think. Currently the “significant other” in my life and I are shopping for a house in the country sitting on some acres. Until then we’re living in a “borrowed” house and renting an additional duplex to use as office space. Internet is at the office duplex for business needs but I don’t come here every day. I’m counting on having a little freep time in the mornings with my tea when we get that country spot though. Ya’ll will see me more then. ;-)
New car time whether you want it or not.
Judging from your experience it’s been bad juju month for vehicles in this vicinity.
Bout 2 weeks ago I borrowed the boyfriend’s pickup to go on an errand across the county. Battery was dead when I started to come home. Got a jump start from my uncle and we got a new battery next morning. He also decided to throw in new spark plugs for good measure. (I didn’t know them new-fangled spark plugs was worth their weight in gold till that day.)
Two days after that, we started across town for breakfast the man’s truck sputtered all the way from the house to the stop sign down the block. He hardheadedly drove across town to breakfast and eventually it got a little better. Did that to him about 3 more mornings before he took it to the shop. Fuel filter and fuel regulator later we get the truck back and drive nicely for 3 or 4 days.
Headed up to Wichita Falls Saturday before last and the truck started it’s chokin’ and pukin’ thing again about 10 miles from the halfway point. Found a local shade tree mechanic in Lipan who recommended we get a fuel pump. (Didja know that on the new Chevy’s those things are located on TOP of the gas tank so’s you have to either remove the gas tank OR the bed of the truck to get to ‘em? AND guess what? There are 2 different fuel pumps they put in them trucks. And they don’t want to give you any clues by VIN number or manual or any other method as to what fuel pump the Chevy lottery gave ya... you gots to take off the gas tank OR the bed and look at the number on top of the fuel pump. Talk about your engineering nightmares designed to sell Mr. Goodwrench hours!!!)
So, we buy 2 fuel pumps in Mineral Wells and high tail it (at record speeds of 2 to 43 MPH) on to Henrietta where I got friends and the man o’ the house is mechanically inclined enough to help with that bed-o-the-truck removal and pump replacement. Made it from Mineral Wells to Henrietta (bout 90 miles) in 4 1/2 hours. LOL
The guys changed the fuel pump, we visited, hadn’t planned it but spent the night cause the day was just too long to drive back to Bosque county. Had a nice weekend visit with friends, started back late Sunday afternoon. Returned the unused fuel pump to the nice men at O’Reilly in Mineral Wells, resumed trip, started up a hill about 5 miles north of where the Saturday trouble started and the truck really didn’t want to climb the hill.... or any of the other 5 million and 98 hills on the highway between there and here. So, took us another 2 1/2 hours to make it back to home base in Bosque county LATE Sunday night.
Ain’t believin’ this right?
So, next morning take truck back to shop. Computer whizzo gadget says we either got O2 sensors out or catalytic converters. Replaced O2 sensors, still got check engine light... you guess it... 2 catalytic converters needed. So, in central Bosque county that was gonna cost us $860... but in calling around - they did it over in north Ft. Worth for $330. LOL The guy in the shop here drilled out the converters so we could drive to Ft. Worth and THAT’S WHAT I WAS DOIN’ IN FT. WORTH LAST THURSDAY!!!
Please, let the PE and WN households both be clear of the curse-o-the vehicles for the rest of our lives? Last year it was floods - this year we gots vehicle plagues?
Durn thing is only a year old. I may get a pickup this time. We'll see.
In other news, Spiderboy (& Bittygirl) and I are building a teardrop trailer for camping. You can see our "build" gallery here.
When we're done, this is what we're aiming for:
We lucked out here and at least have DSL out in the sticks. We didn’t have that in Georgia.
Hope your new rural home has something to offer besides dial up.
Good grief, it is done. Toast.
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