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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Leg cramp??? You betcha

Ok, I don't know where this is gonna go this morn'n......I feel like shit. My mind is off on some kind of excursion to the outer limits of space , leav'n me an' Sadie Mae here to feed the chickens an' milk the cows.

Ya see, it was 6am an' I come fly'n out that bed. I got me a terrible leg cramp....from hell. It's been a while since I had leg cramps, so's I got to think'n, how comes I got a leg cramp? What did I do to cause my back to go haywire? All I did yesterday was to pull that ignition switch. Well...that involved removing a heavy ass "captains chair" driver seat. God awful positions on the floor up under the dashboard. That's enough to make a youngster cringe.

Last night I was all lay back in that chair an' I got to think'n, I ain't got much of that "trip" stress left to deal with. That's a good feel'n. I even watch 2 Andy Griffin an' 2 Gilligan's Island. I never do that. Then I watched a nature program on PBS. Then some British "spitfires", blow'n up stuff back in WWII. It was a excit'n night at Billy Bob's house. I like blow'n up stuff.

Ok, as mentioned in a comment yesterday, I went to the auto parts sell'n place an' I got me a ignition switch. Don't know what it's supposed to fit, but it's exactly like mine. Well, it ain't like mine, it ain't green. It's a real pretty blue. When I plugged the electrical connector to it, just a test ya know, the key buzzer go off an' the dashboard light up like a Christmas tree. This thing is gonna work. Installation/replacement will be done later when I feel better on the back side. Come on Advil, do yer thing.

Ok, I'm done for the day......I got things to do. "You ain't gonna sweep the floor are ya Billy Bob"?

14 comments:

  1. I am wondering if it would be possible to mount it in an easier to get to place.

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    1. There are other items that are mounted to the switch....no it can't be moved.

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  2. Okay, I know you just left GA., I do already miss you... I was reading your blog and I almost pulled the rest of my back out of wack, from laughing at you. The buzzer went off and scared you... I am hurting today it must be for you. I screwed up my tail bone from bending over and now I can't work.
    But all in all I am fine.
    BTW don't forget about fixin the jeep...heater core. Have my cousin take it down to auto shop and have cousin's fix it.


    TTYL
    Billy

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    1. Boy howdy, I sure am glad you weren't laugh'n while I was on my last 500 miles.

      Sorry to hear bout your tailbone. Dag nab it.

      Ha ha, like I need a heater in south Texas.

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  3. Good deal on the ignition switch, sounds like its gonna work for you when you get around to putting it in. Good luck!

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    1. I came *this* close to install'n that thing today. Be'n retired, I can do it any ol' time I feel like it. An' today I didn't feel like it.I'm think'n it's gonna work just fine.

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  4. Just when you think you don't have leg cramps anymore, the cramp from hell will attack you. I get them when I don't drink enough water throughout the day (or if I have more than one alcoholic beverage which is dehydrating to begin with).

    I'm glad to hear you've been relaxing after the trip, and there are always plenty of silly old programs on tv and war stuff if you like blowing things up.

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    1. Yup, them leg cramps are hell. This the first one I had in quite a while. Musta twist something in my back yesterday.
      I stay dehydrated as much as I can. Don't want to get fat an' have to buy new Wranglers.

      I know one thing, TV in south Texas (Corpus Christi) sucks. If it weren't for Create, I would throw that TV in the dumpster.

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  5. Put some dielectric grease on those contacts and they will not arc. Good job BB.

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    1. No can do River. It's a brand spank'n new switch, it should already be in there. Over current was the cause of the failure.

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  6. I have discovered that I don't get leg cramps when I sleep under my electric blanket and stay warm all night long.

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  7. I wonder if you'll put the repair job & pics on the internet so someone else can be helped in the future ?? I'm gonna take a lot of pics of this engine swap we're doing for the same reason. I always do that to help others. I had a youtube video help me out when I changed my motorcycle starter a few weeks ago. I already searched for engine swap info and there's nothing to help. Kepp up the bloggin'...Rolling Earthquake.. http://www.cmhl09.blogspot.com Charlie

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  8. Funny thing, BB, I woke up about 2 am with cramps in both legs at the same time - OUCH! Has been a long time since I had one, and then I go to thinkin' about you and having not heard of any leg cramps from you in a while. Sorry I brought them on, for both of us! Hope that's it for a while...

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