Thursday, October 30, 2014

Elk Hunt Chronicles - Day Eleven

I'm almost home! I stopped at our lake cabin to take care of a few pre-winter maintenance items. I'm also taking advantage of this stop to do a few loads of laundry (yeah I know, but it makes my wife happy ... and we all know that a happy wife means a happy household). So tomorrow I'll sleep in, and then take the leisurely two hour drive from here to there.

The weather here in Texas is nice, but not quite what most folks would consider fall weather. I wore shorts today, and had to turn on the truck's air conditioner arund noon. Still, it beats the heck out of winter.

Speaking of the truck, this may be it's last trip. I really like my old truck (1995 F-150 4X4), but I'm starting to lose confdence in it, Yes, it got me from Texas to Wyoming and back, but a few months ago I dropped a new engine in it and it still sputtered a few times. Plus the ride grew increasingly rough during the trip, in spite of new tires (balanced, of course) and a front end alignment. To top things off, the tranny started shifting a little rough, even after a pre-trip flushing and filter change.

I think it will do okay on local trips, but I worry about it's long term dpendibility. Too bad, because I just put a really good new radio in it.

Anyway, one more Elk Hunt Chronicles report, and then it'll be back to the normal boring stuff (although the technology will be easier - this combination of tablet and smart phone crap drives me crazy...).


Old NFO said...

Clean laundry DOES equal a happy wife... :-)

CenTexTim said...

And if Mama ain't happy, nobody's happy...

Mel said...

If Papa ain't happy nobody cares!

Been through it a few times.

Unknown said...

Mel, you got that right... :-)