“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

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



18 comments:

  1. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Great' you got your truck up and running. That's some good news for a change!

    I caught the very end of the hippe era as a little kid so I know the Beatles, Doors and many other bands. My favorite two hard rock 70's bands are Led Zeppelin and old AC/DC with Bonn Scott as the lead singer.

    The best rock music is from the 1950's to 1980 or so.

    Every now and then I drink a few beers and fire up the giant 3,000 watt bachelor stereo system at midnight and play air guitar to the guitar solo just before 'Living loving maid' by Led Zepplin starts. The best hard rock guitar solo ever!

    Don't worry, its a sight that will never grace the servers of youtube

    somethings will never be recorded.

    On another topic, Where's kymber???

    I need her knowledge bank. Myself and a friend have had a running argument for the past ten years. Are the Canadian Mounties armed or unarmed. My friend thinks they never carry sidearms. I say they do carry sidearms. We both agree they do carry extra weapons in the trunks of their cars like their American counterparts.
    Do the Mounties walk around armed or unarmed???

    This argument stems from a drunken discussion/debate on what law enforcement is better, Texas Rangers versus the Canadian Mounties.

    that would make for an interesting TV show. a team of Texas Rangers up against the Canadian Mounties in solving the same crime and finding the bad guy. Whatever group finishes first wins.

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    1. I think they are regular police and are armed. I haven't heard from Kymber in awhile, but she and J are getting ready for winter and working hard on their place. She hasn't done a new post in awhile.

      Sounds like some stereo system you have . I have a stereo system from 1979. I bought it at Kadena Air Force Base on the Rock. It had a turntable for the old vinyle records, and a cassette tape player, and four huge speakers and a big amp. I only use it now to listen to the local radio station. The rest of it is obsolete but the radio is good.

      Don't know the answer to the question about who was best, but I always liked "Walker, Texas Ranger."

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  2. That bottom picture of your brother always cracks me up.
    I guess that's his "I Have Zero Percent Patience Left" look.

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    1. He has zero patience, period. He's a good guy though. He's live the life that most people only read about in fiction novels. It shows on him though. He's two years younger than me, but he doesn't look it.

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  3. I firmly believe its little green men in flying saucers, same ones that crash landed in Roswell, unloading crates of Big-foots every so often just to mess with us. Cause there ain't no sustaining population of them here on earth. If there was, some good old Bubba surely would have plugged one with the 30-30 and dragged his smelly carcass out of the woods by now. ;-)

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    1. I know there are a lot of points, pro and con. I think this about the finding a body thing. I have lived in this forest for more than thirty years now. There are literally thousands of bears here. Though I don't do much exploring now, for about 15 years or so I was all over these mountains, including lots of areas with no trails so no people. Never once did I find a bear carcass. So I don't know.

      I watched the Les Stroud series on Science Channel, it was, I think 4 parts, each an hour. He takes a middle of the road position, trying to be neutral and just look at the question not so much as a skeptic or as a believer, but in between. Was a good series.

      Here, even the locals don't go really far into the woods. They have to haul the deer meat or hog meat out of the woods to the pickup, so they stay near dirt roads when they hunt. But if you go up to "the gap" near my house, you can look out over the mountains and see to the horizon , with nothing but national forest out there. So I don't know.

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  4. I was a Jethro Tull fan -guess I still am. Broadsword and the Beast anybody?

    I've a good buddy of mine who sometimes has the same expression as your brother. He's lucky to be alive.

    Glad you got your truck sorted out for small money.

    One of my daughters and her new husband had their car stolen during their honeymoon in Canada. Not sure if those guys had sidearms or not. Don't think they'd need them anyway. Sure got things done for my daughter and her husband. They got back in the US on the strength of a hand written note from a Mountie. Those guys have clout. They eventually found her car too and it was in one piece.

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    1. We had a bad experience with Canadian border guards, who could have given the Gestapo a run for their money in the deportment and demeanor areas. But, I've never had any dealings with Mounties. They have a very positive reputation. "They always get their Man." is their motto I think, while for the Texas Rangers it is or was "One Riot, One Ranger." Pretty elite outfits, both of them.

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  5. I need to get my brother that magazine. He loves bigfoot. Good deal on the truck!
    I do like the Beatles.

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    1. Lisa, it has a map in it that shows credible sightings (physical evidence to back them up) and your part of your state has many sightings.

      Remember the kids song "If you go out in the woods today, you're in for a big surprise!"

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  6. Glad your truck is up and running.

    We have our questionable tales of big foot but no tracks only a few sightings and sounds through the years. Different members of the family at different times and none of us were drinking.

    Yes, I am a Beatles fan!!!

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    1. Well, like they used to say on "The X - Files" the truth is out there. It would be nice to know wouldn't it? But then, if it were proven Big Foot really existed I might be compelled to move into an apartment in the city! ;-)

      I like the Beatles, and that old song was appropriate because I could never have gotten the truck up and running without help from some of my internet friends.

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    2. i recall you saying you followed the dogs into the bush one night , when they turned tail and you knew something 7 or 8 feet tall with halitosis was in that bush after it breathed over you.
      could have been a bear reared up on its hind legs, you reckon?

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    3. Logic dictates that it was a bear. But I've always been cursed with a vivid imagination! ;-)

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  7. Harry,

    Good to hear you've got your truck up and running. I would do the same thing, make sure to have someone close by just in case the truck decides it doesn't want to run.

    Beatles, love them.

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    1. I think on the first run it would be prudent to have the wife available to come get me if something goes wrong. I could have a tow truck pick me up but it's a long way from the shop to home.

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  8. "Not to his face though" made me chuckle!

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    1. My brother makes me look like the epitome of tranquility and self control.

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