Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Close call

Boy howdy, "that was close". Ya see, after I drop off my prescriptions for refill at Walmart, I was headed to Academy in Corpus Christi. Buy me up some fish'n stuff ya know. Bout a mile from the exit, this great big ol' concrete truck slips into my lane, right in front of me, scatter'n traffic in all directions. He musta been do'n bout a hunnert mile a hour. Then out of nowheres and for no reason, he slams on the brakes. White smoke pour'n off'n his tires....com'n to a stop. "Stop Billy Bob, we gonna crash". I clamps on my binders....white smoke pour'n off'n my tires. That scare the hell out the guy behind me. He clamps on his binders too......white smoke pour'n off'n his tires. This kind of stuff ain't supposed to happen if'n you're pay'n 'tention. Boy howdy, old Billy Bob was some kind of nervous.

While at Academy I fount me a "bubba boat" battery. Now I mean to tell ya, this battery would last 2 or 3 days of heavy fish'n on some Texas lake or out in the Gulf of Mexico. It were a 12 volts, 23 amp hour, deep cycle type battery.....and only $49 and some change. Did I buy it? Well hell no. But at least I know where to get it if needed. You can assured, before I leave the area, I'll be the proud owner of a 23 amp hour trolling motor battery.
Here I were gonna lay back an' take it easy the rest of the day....but duty calls. Fix'n stuff ya know.

Pull out my air conditioning equipment a started in on fix'n the dash air on "that jeep". Put bout a quarter ounce ultraviolet dye in the system along with a couple cans of R-134A. Crank it up and let 'er run....circulate the dye ya know. While I was under the hood I see some water. What the hell, I just fixed that. With a new part even. Turned the bolts bout a quarter turn tighter.....just before I break a bolt, I stop. Then that damn goat stole my rag, turn my coffee over and knock my little tool container on the ground. Betcha he done eat that rag plumb up. Stupit goat. 

Lowered the bedroom slide out and push that button. Go in and out with no problem. Gasket still in place. But.....just look'n at it, I'm think'n it needs to be adjusted "up" bout a half inches or so. That's where I have to disassemble my bed. Grrrrrrr....hate the thought of that. If that's what has got to be done, I guess I'll do it. Just not today.

Then I went out to adjust the front gate to "El Rancho Abraham RV Resort". Boy howdy I done tackle a job there. Stripped and cross threaded nuts an' bolts. Finally got it where it don't drag the ground no more and the little flip lock thingy lines up with the other gate. Up town gate now.

Ok.....think I'll eat me up a sammich, fix another pot of coffee and take me a nice nap. I done enough for one day. Maybe.........


  1. How's it feel to be now riding on tires with on flat side?

    1. I gots "tuff" tires....made to stand up to the every day pressures of the road.

  2. Billy Bob's tires going "rumble WHUMP... rumble WHUMP... rumble WHUMP!"

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  3. WOW I am worn out just reading all you have done. Been out luking at a new boat. That sucker is heavy.

  4. butterbean carpenterApril 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Howdy BB,
    I read it and was surprised you didn't run that cocrete truck down and call the IMA on him!!!

  5. Dad, I am laughing my ask off. I sure do miss not being on here reading ur stuff. You make my day... LOL
    keep-em coming.

  6. Better watch that darned goat when ya bending over...lmaooo

  7. Oh that goat, I love your goat stories! Course, it's easier to appreciate from the other side of the screen ;-)