I was all buzzed up about getting to town and use my True Value coupon, so off I went at 8:30.
First stop was the local grocer as I need some coconut, and some pico de gallo fixin’s as well as a few tomatillos.
The store was near dead; only a few customers here and there.
I drove across the street to the auto parts store, to get a rear wiper blade for the wife’s car. It has been dilapidated badly so long that the rubber now hangs off the blade. A real PIA to replace. I was unable to remove the wiper from the car, so I had to dig around and find a video…still a PIA..
Next stop, the hardware store, where I picked up an assortment of air chuck accessories; air gun, extended length air chuck with air gage, and all accessories for the quick release for $22. Some more of that Roebic septic tank treatment, a brand spankin’ new faucet aireator for my bathroom sink…tired of that damned thing spraying outward instead of downward. By the way, those aireators are not a standard size.
I sauntered by the gun counter to find my buddy Thomas working. I discussed with him my problem with my chainsaw, and he just said to bring it in as it has a 5 year warranty.
I wasted no time in returning with my chainsaw. He said he’d call when ready.
I noticed that the engine light came on in the wife’s car too. I checked the code; it was P0151, which cleared easily. Something to do with emissions control in the exhaust. Oh well, it cleared. She has a recall notice too for her car. Something about a bushing for the cable that is used to shift the transmission. The letter said to make an appt with dealer, and be prepared to sit half a day on one’s ass waiting to get something fixed that wasn’t your fault. The last time I took the car in for a recall, after I left the car began honking by itself randomly…still does that too.
So, I made my pico de gallo, and will soon have a batch of chile con queso as well.
After all my traipsing back and forth from the shed, I tracked mud into the house, and thus had to vacuum my mess.
I did attain my $50 expenditure at the hardware store to get my $10 off coupon…They sell pecans grown, picked, and shelled locally at the cashier stations for $15 a pound. That’s as good a deal as one will find anywhere. $22 for the air chuck accessories, $10 for the Roebic, $5 for the aireator, and $15 for the pecans, and I was gone; only to return later with my chainsaw. I don’t think it was as easy of a repair as he thought.
Anyway, that is what is happening here. I am currently roasting tomatillos for maybe some green enchiladas later…I shoulda got some Jack cheese..