Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

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Work was finally back to normal today, since Jennifer was back on duty. Of course it took most of the morning for Dr. Heimlich and myself to try to explain all the weird stuff we had left for her to try and straighten out.

But by the afternoon she had it all sorted out and was back on track.

I meant to post a photo of the old spark plug that I finally got out yesterday, but here it is now.

Dodge Dakota Bad Spark Plug

I’m not really sure what happened here but the first two or three threads are just gone. It sure doesn’t look like it’s cross-threaded, at least not in a way I’ve seen before. So maybe one of our intrepid readers has an idea.

The new plug went back in just about as hard as the old one came out. But when I drove it back and forth to work today it was running a lot better. Not perfectly, still a little rough, but much better.

It’s been a good while since I shot a heli-coil, but I’m going to see how the truck runs over the next few weeks before I go that far.

So tomorrow, if it doesn’t rain, it’s on to the brakes.

Looks like starting this Thursday Karma and I are going to be on our own for about 10 days. Thursday afternoon I’m taking Jan up to Brandi’s for about 10 days so she doggie/kitty-sit while Brandi, Lowell, and Landon are down in Costa Rica.

It’s Landon’s first trip out of the country so he’s excited to have his own passport now.

Jan and I are in the market for a new 4” Foam Mattress Topper for our Queen size bed. We’ve had this one for about 5 years and it’s showing its age.

But the main reason I want to change out is that I’m looking for something cooler, and I’d prefer something I can get from Amazon. Easier to return if I don’t like it.

So I’m open to any blog reader recommendations. Bring it on.

Thought for the Day: 

Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.


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