and A 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara brings about a cause to bring out the bag of dice
Just as a first line of business, we need to discuss the Super Bowl last weekend. The Kansas City Chiefs seemingly came out of nowhere and did not just make it to the Superbowl but they won the game! I take 100% of the credit for this. I stole the music, and the artist for their new theme song. I had to steel the music as my musical skills are slightly better than those of Milli Vanilli (The link is here for our millennials). To give you an idea where my musical skills are, it was said: “You would not know a tune if it bit you in the …., and furthermore you could never carry a tune. ” – My Brother.
I proved my brother wrong, I carried many a tunes in my back pack, the car, and any place else an eight track could be stored. I loved my tunes; thank you very much! Now for the tune I have dedicated to the Kansas City Chiefs to be played at all future games!
That was a tough brake for the 49’er players. Does not bother me too much though, I am sure that California will provide welfare to the now out of work 49’er team.
We bought Lee a car, a 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara. The engine sounds funny. Here is the tale of two engines
After I made my diagnosis of a Rod Bearing causing a knock, mostly because the number 4 cycliner quiets down after I remove the spark plug. The car visited two more mechanics. The first Mechanic Litchfield Automotive in Goodyear diagnosed it as a deep engine knock. They felt that the car being worth nothing, was not worth the expense of an accurate diagnosis. Their best guess is a timing chain which on this car would be $3000.00 to repair. They then thought the rod bearing might be an issue as well. I suggested a new used engine, and that they thought that would be $5000.00. They suggested selling the car for $2000.00, as anything that runs will sell for that. If I had the money, I would rent a space in a garage in town for $100.00 per day and have Lee swap the engine. I found a solid engine for $1200.00. On further diagnosis we found oil on the threads of the spark plugs which likely means the cylinders are scored, or impending ring failure. Lee and John saw another mechanic and he found a broken air intake duct. We had to pull the front of the manifold off to seal the duct wall. The manifolds was full of sand. Athena cleaned the intake manifold with a bottle brush and baby butt wipes. Since none of us have money for a real repair, we bought Good Sam Road Side Assistance RV Premium Complete; that covers her car and all our vehicles with unlimited towing. I hate to see the car die, it has great styling for an Arizona car.
Internet Not Nice
Just to get in the mood for tech talk
If this video does not get you in the mood. There is always liquor. I hear it’s quicker.
It’s crazy, on about the 18th of January people flooded into the desert here. They are everywhere! The city moved to us!
We got the internet working for us, but on Thursday the following week, Athena’s work computer blew up on her. Turned out the hard drive was dead. I cleaned up and gave her the test pc to use for her work, pulled my hard drive off my laptop and used it to rebuild hers. We had good backups and she only missed about 20 minutes work. She is still trying to get her computers back to the way she likes them. At the same moment her Iphone forgot that it should receive sound when using it to make a call, and play sound when there is a caller on the other end. So I let her use mine for the day. When you do what she does, it takes a gut of steel, calm demeanor, duplicates of hardware and software. She can help you make sure your systems have duplicates, and you have a plan.
If you can’t see me in “find my friends” or I never call you, or I never text you it’s not personal I got an Iphone Virus. https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/08/30/google-shocks-1-billion-iphone-users-with-malicious-hack-warning/#3a536b632524 More viruses: https://www.wired.com/story/ios-attack-watering-hole-project-zero/ I lost everything in Icloud and on the phone. The upside is that my Iphone is much faster now. It is like getting a new phone and new friends at the same time.