I took a couple of day to rest up. My back was getting weary.
I broke down and bought a TENS unit for my back. It seems to help. After a day of using it I slept better than I have in a long time.
Yesterday I was sitting here, enjoying not being in pain, and the phone rang. Pam was at Walmart and her Passport died. Her husband came to get her, we had to wait for Heath's parent teacher meeting before heading down.
The teacher said he was going good. We headed to Shelby. I did take the tow dolly just in case.
With a jump start the Honda ran. Bad alternator. So it got loaded up. We went to Chickfila for dinner. Heath played for a good long while with 5 little girls. Then we left.
This morning I woke to a text from Pam and a phone call from Buddy at the same time. Buddy wrecked his truck in Walmart's parking lot. Goody more work for me.
We got out to the Honda at 8. At 10 I had the alternator off. If I ever find the engineer who designed that engine, I will beat him down to his toenails with a ball peen hammer.
I headed down to Shelby to drop the alternator off at the shop.
I stopped for gas in Waco and a friend I have not seen in almost 15 years was there. We caught up. He wants to sell his 94 Suburban. Looks like a nice truck.
Then I dropped the alternator off at Willis Auto Electric, They are the best in this area. Autozone wanted $125 or a new one. They rebuilt it for $68. HE said it would be ready by 330. I headed home.
When I got home, Steph told me that Heath had wanted to go with me. He was changing his clothes to leave when I pulled out.
I went out to the shop and took my little .38 apart. It needed to be refinished. Once I had it cooking in the ultrasonic cleaner I came in side. I had a couple of things to take care of online then I headed out in BettyBlue. Heath came along.
First we stopped at a garage to have BB inspected. Since they had cars up on lifts, Heath had to inspect them all. They thought it was great. The owner gave him a light up fidget spinner.
$13 lighter I headed to Shelby. Willis had called.
Once we had the alternator, Heath declared he was starving to death. We shot through Wendy's drivethru. Buddy and Pam's daughter was working. She got my order wrong. I will deal with her later.
We got back home and it took us almost 2 hours to get the alternator back on. I was getting pretty frustrated by the time we got it on. I wanted to set the car on fire. I had a devil of a time getting the bolts to line up.
When the bought the Passport it needed a new AC control unit. I found one and then promptly lost it. When we cleaned out the shop I found it again.
We started to put it on and soon found that the two were different. Just enough that I had to build one out of two. The original had a switch that got hot and melted some of the plastic. There was nothing to hold the switches on. So we got a tiny drill bit and the safety wire and knitted a control unit. My hands look like hamburger now. But it works perfectly.
I called them and told them to come get it.
All the parts for the DeWalt portable air compressor had come in. I went to work on it. Heath got on the shop computer and started typing his ABC's and all the animal's names.
Once I got the compressor assembled and working.
I got the pieces out of the ultrasonic cleaner and gave them a final scrub.
Buddy and Pam showed up. I looked at his truck. He hit it on the passengers side and unfortunately he got the rocker panel. Since the doors will not open I wasn't able to see exactly how much he did to it.
They headed out.
I gave the peashooter a coat of Duracoat. I am not sure how it is going to look because it was getting dark in the shop. I didn't realize how dark till I was trying to see the black coating.
After a shower I am hooked up the TENS again.
Tomorrow I don't have a lot planned.
Edited by UncleWillie, October 14, 2017 - 03:56 PM.