Friday, November 27, 2015
I get by with a little help from my friends! (any Beatles fans out there?)
With the help of the Ferret Fairy, and some good advice and guidance from friends, my truck is up and running! Only cost me a couple of bucks for a little roll of wire, eight dollars for a wire stripping tool, and a few dollars more for a cheap soldering iron and some solder.
If I had been forced to have it towed to the shop, they wouldn't have fixed it for me anyhow because they won't bypass the "idiot proofing" switch. So I was in a bind, but now I am all ship shape.
Many thanks to those who took the time to look up diagrams for me, and to help me figure out what to do. I am no auto mechanic and I know I was not the most apt tyro you've worked with, but I sure do appreciate the help.
We went into town today but didn't buy much. Took my wife's Jeep because I didn't want to push my luck with the truck. The next time I take it out on the road I want her and the jeep here, in case I wind up by the side of the road. But the truck does seem to be running well.
Got a good magazine , one of the Newsweek Special magazines that has the slick paper and costs ten bucks. It's all about "Big Foot." Don't know if I believe or not. I am more inclined to believe when I am out here at night by myself. Once I've read it I'll mail it on to my brother in Oregon. He says he saw a Big Foot. But he and my other brother had been boozing around a campfire for half a day before Big Foot appeared, so some question his credibility. Not to his face, though