Not Pristine

For roughly three months, our Alabama home has been for sale. A handful of potential buyers have walked through the house. So far, no offers. After each showing, the buyer’s agent types up their clients’ reactions as feedback for us as sellers. A new professor at...

Route 666

Route 66, in many ways, had a punishing impact on my old Ford. Hence the title of this post: Route 666. Here is a partial list of issues my truck encountered while journeying 2,500 relentlessly demanding miles. At least 25 quarts of oil drizzled along the highways and...

DMV and Weighty Issues

No matter what state you reside in, the DMV is never an inviting atmosphere. If you found out you only had one year to live, a nanosecond spent at the DMV is an egregious use of time. I went to the California DMV yesterday to register our vehicles. I was informed that...

Space to cool

I dressed up my old Ford with a new carburetor.  She started pretty good when the motor was cold. But I had the darnedest time restarting it after the engine had warmed up.  The 44-year old V-8 turned over, but it lagged, gurgled and easily flooded. I called a tech...