I woke up with things to do outside. the belt for Delilah got here. Several other parts arrived. And it was pouring rain.
So after Heath was on the bus I did nothing.
At one I couldn't take it any more. I went out.
I pulled the dash panel off of BettyBlue and carried it to the shop.
I have been using a cigarette lighter adapter for charging my phone and running the GPS and camera. When Heath gets out of the truck he has to climb around the gearshift and has broken two of the adapters I have used. So I ordered one off of Amazon that mounts to the dash.
After some fitting and cutting...
Then I wired it up.
My soldering iron has taken a long nap. I could not find my good butane torch. However, I did find one that the igniter has gone bad in. I used my Zippo to ignite it and then used it to solder the wiring up and install the connectors. It took forever because every time I had to solder I had to light the Zippo, ignite the torch, then solder. If it went out I had to start all over again.
Finally I had it all wired up.
It was pouring rain.
Steph was stuck in a meeting. Emily had to go to work. So I went out and stuck it in and left the wiring dangling.
I took her to work and waited for Steph to get there. We left Christine there and came home.
The rain had let up so I got a tarp to kneel on and wired it up. I wired it to the ignition so it only works with the key on.
It all works.
Then I crawled through the bushes to retrieve a wounded duck. If I thought Heath would have dragged it out I would have sent him. As it was I had to crawl in my hands and knees and then I was still too tall. The duck did not want to be retrieved. She stayed about 3 feet ahead of me the whole time. I finally flushed it out of the bushes and it went in the freezer. It had a broken leg and wing.
Now we are under a tornado watch. Fun stuff. If I don't blow away, and it stops raining, I have more stuff to do tomorrow.