Saturday, April 30, 2016

Road Rage at Olive Garden

We made a trip into Humble yesterday for "supplies" - one stop at Barnes and Noble, and another at Olive Garden for salad dressing.
The B&N stop went well, but traffic on FM1960 was horrible - it always is, but this was much worse than usual.  There was a wreck on our side that had been pulled off into a parking lot, but oncoming traffic was much worse.  We had to wait through two lights to turn left because of people on the other side blocking the intersection when the light changed.
Once in the parking lot, I was turning left into a parking spot - I had plenty of room - when an oncoming pickup truck accelerated, laid on his horn, and blew past us screaming obscenities.  I'm not sure what she had in mind, but Honey was climbing out of the truck until I convinced her that the guy had kept going.
I got out to head into Olive Garden when I saw an elderly fellow sitting in the back door of a minivan laughing uncontrollably.  "Friend of yours?" he asked.  "Did you wave back?"

Friday, April 29, 2016

I LOVE Pullrite

We pull our 5th wheel with a Pullrite Superglide hitch.  It uses cams to move to the rear when going around corners - a necessity with a short bed truck - and it does it automatically, making it almost idiot-proof.  It is heavy - mine weighs 180 lbs. - but every part of it is American made.
After eight years and 40,000 miles or so of trouble-free service, we have had two problems this spring.  I mentioned the first back in March, a small plastic block that actually mounts on the trailer broke and they replaced it for free.
Yesterday, I was greasing the hitch and noticed that it had a serious list to starboard.  It turns out that one side had broken off of the rocker plate spring.  I called Pulliam Industries and the young lady who took my call said "Give me your address, and I'll put one in the mail."
You just can't beat that kind of service.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


I was in a dismal mood, all ready to write a doom and gloom editorial for today's blog.  Then, I came across this bit of advice:
 It's a 2,400 year old mosaic from Antiocheia, and the inscription translates as "Be cheerful, enjoy your life."

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dishwasher Again

My frustration level is nearing the breaking point.  The parts I ordered for the dishwasher last weekend showed to be in stock when I ordered them on line.  Today, they both show as back-ordered.
I expected to get them today, but now they say it will be at least another week.