Saturday, January 25, 2014

Happy as a lark....that's a bird ya know

The old Billy bob is happy as a lark this morn'n. *looks up lark on Google to see why larks are happy* Ya see, back in bout 1700, uncle Herman put a bird bath in the front yard. Birds come from all over the countryside to utilize the available bath water. One particular bird, a lark, was recorded on an early model of a Ipad splash'n in the water, a smile from ear to ear an' sing'n up a storm. He was happy. So now you know!!!

Yee ha....."billy jeep" is put back together. Ain't no use in go'n into details, but chang'n a axle seal an' bearing is a major undertaking. Add'n up all my change I got back from the four hunnert dollar bills, the total cost come to $250. Mind you, that's for all the parts, supplies and the outside auto shop charge ($50) to press the new bearing on the axle. Nephew Joseph is a good boy.

I suppose any time ya buy a used car, some repairs can be expected.

I bought a used car one time. It was all slicked out bright an' shiny (detailed). Go a hunnert mile a hour lickity split. I was think'n this would be the last car I would ever have to buy....for the rest of my life. Then within a week, stuff began to fall slap apart. There was squeek'n an' screech'n, knocks an' clangs....my god, I'll never make it back home. The front end jump all over the road (death wobble)....some call it shimmy. I'm pour'n cash in this used car by the bucket full. I finally named it "that jeep". Anybody want to buy a perfectly good Jeep? 

I don't know what I did to cause my back to go back in time to the day I injured it (2000), but I mean to tell ya.....this shit ain't funny. Last night, right bout 2am, and after drink'n a quart of water, a 20 oz. Gatorade, a few swigs of apple cider vinegar an' a big squirt of mustard down my throat, I waked up to a ton of pain. My legs was twitch'n to the beat of my pounding heart. My right calf muscle locks up. Extreme pain radiates down my left leg....toes go straight up in the air. Well, it wasn't really anywheres near that bad, but I'm just making a point here. If'n ya missed the point....what more can I say.

Boy howdy, it was cold again last night. Got down to 25 degs in Sinton, Texas....accord'n to my Walmart special thermometer thingy. Yesterday it made it all the ways up to 39 degs in the afternoon. Not a good day for work'n on cars, fish'n or swak'n golf balls.

Then, I ran slap out of propane. Calm down, I have two electric heaters what do a pretty good job of keep'n me cozy an' happy. I went outside in the extreme cold an' drizzl'n rain an' hook up my 5 gallon portable propane tank to "da house". All is good at Billy Bob's house.   


  1. This is one of your funniest posts yet, BB. Sorry to hear all that stuff didn't help your leg cramps, but you're bound to get more suggestions, so hang in there.

  2. BB, get Sally filled up with propane. It is bad enough to have leg cramps but you don't want to add the shivers to it.

  3. Nice that things is all comin together, except them leg cramps.

  4. Now, idn it fun to be happy? That is good, lessen you blow up from midnight concoctions. Hope your Beauty Bug/Boy is now fit to G,o go, go and keep on going. Not too bad on the costs of all that fixin'. I agree your Joseph IS a fine fellow and good car fixer; send him up here to me!

  5. "Last night, right bout 2am, and after drink'n a quart of water, a 20 oz. Gatorade, a few swigs of apple cider vinegar an' a big squirt of mustard down my throat, I waked up to a ton of pain."

    jajajajajajaja...I caught your drift but did they?

    You forgot the tonic water....

  6. Does Joseph have an single older brother or cousin?

  7. That self-doctoring is gonna git ya! LOL

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard