Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Monday, March 12, 2012


We just got our car out of the shop tonight and what I thought was wrong with it was not the culprit this time. Saturday afternoon we took a ride around the valley and when we made the final turn at the STOP sign to go back home our car quit---just quit. It has done that several other times and it has always been spark related so I told the mechanic that towed us into town that I was pretty sure the part that was bad was the distributor for the dual coils. We have replaced that part several times because it is a pretty weak link in the electrical system of the car. It was also still under warranty from the last time we replaced it so he did that. I told them to replace the spark plugs since they would be so close to them with the work they were going to do for the distributor. After they completed that work the car still would not run right.

So he started looking for the additional problem. The break down happened so fast that it had to be spark, fuel or both. Turned out to be BOTH and it was a healthy bill to replace the fuel pump. Oh well, look at the bright side I guess, we have a new distributor, the car has been tuned up and we have a new fuel pump. Inklings drove it home and said it runs real good. Although this repair cost quite a bit, I am really happy to have the car back. I love my truck but it gets lousy, no, really lousy gas mileage. This repair would pay for itself in a couple of months if we had to drive the truck for everything.

I am also glad that our favorite mechanics are back in business---GOTTA LOVE IT!!!


Delirious said...

We had some work on our van done a couple of months ago. It cost about $1,000. My husband and I decided that if we could drive it for 3 months, it would be the same as a car payment. So that's how we look at that bill. :)

Dee Ice Hole said...

Guess ours wasn't so spendy after all---about half of yours.

Lightning Strikes said...

Glad it's fixed! You guys take pretty good care of your cars, and hardly have had any problems with it. Hopefully this is the last problem for a long time!

Nene said...

I'm glad ya'll got it fixed too - you could have been driving north (or even south) to visit family & had it break down. That would not have been fun.