Posted at 9:28 am
ore about hunkering down being hard to do. There is still nothing new under the recent sun — news continues to be full of difficulty. And it continues to be a like a zit in the middle of one’s forehead which cannot not be seen.
The Honda needed some attention a while back – check engine and all that. The gas cap was tightened, and the car driven. No change in the light. A parts store employee checked the data port free of charge and said number two cylinder was missing. I checked and discovered the engine had not been disassembled, so how could it be missing? Oh! He meant it was missing on number two. I replaced the spark plugs and it seemed to be better.
A few days later it wouldn’t start. I applied some 1960s shade tree mechanic’s techniques and found it had no spark. Thanks to online shopping I was able to find a new distributor – one electrical connector and three bolts to replace it. The car started but ran rough at idle. I’d given away my timing light or sold it at a garage sale years ago.
I took it to a local business with a record on the Honda for help. They helped, but could not do a complete fix without more cost than the 20-year-old car is worth. The good thing is it probably will just continue to run poorly and use a little more fuel, but not conk out at a light.
So, for the most part yesterday was like many other days here in the PNW1
. Old car problems, re-runs on TV, cool enough and wet enough to discourage fair-weather walkers, etc. We had some hail2
, but the gang was not all here.
unkering down III writing faux pax – I didn’t fully proof it and left out two graphics related to my Palmer penmanship comments. This is them – click on an image for a larger view.
I don’t remember knowing any guy who got it completely right, but most of us didn’t care that much.
Could I make a song with the tune to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and find a way to start it similar to “down dooby doo down down, comma comma”3