Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Finally…I went for a long drive this weekend with no mechanical event cropping up. I had to deliver a horse to Lake Stevens Washington for someone, and return with another horse. (I hope you noticed I continued posting the blog while I was hundreds of miles away, such dedication…, as opposed to Auntie who can't post because she moved up three blocks up the hill during the weekend...)

The only thing that went poorly was that the compressor for the truck air conditioner was out. I knew that it didn’t work in advance and it isn’t pleasant driving a heavy load on the hot freeway through the traffic of Olympia, Seattle and Everett with the heat.

With my history of mechanical trouble on the road I obsess on my gages. Every few miles I glance down at the gages. Good on fuel, temperature was always good, oil pressure is good, the tachometer is steady. The computer tells me I’m getting 12 MPG on the flat road. I am relieved and then I tense up as I see another exit sign and check it all again hoping not to have to leave the freeway. Every upcoming exit on the freeway caused the same reaction and then relief.

I was delighted to look down as I pulled into my driveway and not see the Check Engine light shinning up at me.


Blogger Amaya said...

Glad to hear you had a safe trip w/o any mishaps. Last weekend was a bad one to drive in w/o air conditioning! What a surprisingly warm weekend in the Northwest.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Heat? You have heat in Washington? I thought it seldom got above 80 there.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Thanks, what more can I say? Really. Must seek revenge.....

8:03 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Amaya, I don't know how you folks stand it. I got home and it was 25 degrees cooler.

Donna, they do get heat in the city. Not enough trees to keep it cool anymore. Where I live on the coast it gets up to 80 or above about five times a year, for which the heat pump comes in handy. That is a heater that can be used as an air conditioner. I like it cool.

Auntie, Darlin, I'm just trying to keep you from straying.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy - I am never straying from blogosphere. Not now anyway...its too much fun.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

That's what the music is for Guy. If you hear a funny noise, turn up the sound until ya can't hear it any longer. Repeat as necessary. hehehe:)

1:54 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

That must be why my truck came with the best sound system I've ever had.

7:28 AM  

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