Long day for the hat today.
Last night we all got some much needed sleep. So we all woke up in a much better mood.
After my morning routine my hat crawled onto my head and I went out into the sunny, albeit windy and a mite chilly, outdoors.
I still had not gotten the BlackBeastie (friends Bonneville) to mess up on me yet so I started out to see if it would fail.
At lunch time I swung through the drive-thru at KFC and got lunch. While I was sitting there a pole in an empty lot caught my attention. I wasn't sure why.
Then it moved and I saw it.
I was hoping to get closer but he flew off before my lunch came out the window.
After about 90 miles down back roads and all over ( I was kind of enjoying it) I pulled in a Harris Teeter parking lot, because the boss had ordered me to bring home hamburger buns.
Before going in I let the car sit and idle for a while. About 30 minutes I guess while I played on my phone – I wasn't paying for the gas. I got to thinking that she told me it messed up after she put gas in it. Since the first thing I did when I got it home on the trailer was to put 5 gallons of gas in it because it was on empty and I didn't know if it would get to the gas station or not. Then I put $30 in it. It made me think that I may have masked the problem, or at least diluted it.
A quick run to the parts house to grab a fuel filter and some injector cleaner and I went home.
When I pulled off the filter this is what I found.
It was sandy. If it misbehaves again I will have to drop the tank.
So I sat out in my shop for a while taking apart some stuff when my phone ran.
My buddy – Buddy – who owns the BlackBeastie called and said he had a pine tree down in his dog pen and asked if he could borrow my chainsaw. Since Buddy is not to be trusted with power equpiment I wold him that I would come down.
I loaded up my chainsaw, gas can, and halogen lights ( it was getting dark) and went on down.
What he had was a mess. A 50 foot tall pine had come down into his monster pecan tree and then fell over on the dog pen. Fortunately the dog was unharmed. The more I looked at it the less I liked it. The way it is hung it would be dangerous in the daylight and downright death defying in the dark.
We made arrangements for alternative lodgings for the dog and plans to come back tomorrow morning.
Now I am at home eatting barbecued rabbit sammiches and watching The Empire Strikes Back.