Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Versailles, KY
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My wife had to leave home when she was 14. Her mother died, dad remarried the evil stepmother, so she had to go live with her sister. What sort of man puts a woman before blood? But there was a silver lining, my wife loves having a solid family, because she knows what it's like not to have one. Your niece might be out of sorts for a while if her family got pulled apart, but give her a steady home, and she'll appreciate it for the rest of her life.
My F350 has been down all summer. FICM blew a power supply, then I noticed it was cranking over uneven and way too fast. Put in a new power supply, wouldn't start, thought for sure I had lost HG's, sounded like weak compression. There's four or five grand I don't have, so I parked it. Got stuck working on some really old stuff at work, that's looking grim, too. Bills mounding up, can't seem to save anything.
Darn, a man just can't seem to get ahead. But, in the last month, everything turned around.
Paid off two loans in November that were sucking $700/month. It'll be a cold day downstairs before I go borrowing to get things I don't need again. Looks like my daughters will be getting something nice for Christmas after all.
Division head calls me in last week, asks me if I'd like to go work with the chief architects (this is software work) instead of this old ugly stuff I was looking at, because I can solve problems better than anyone in the department. Oh, and if you don't mind, we're going to promote you. Well, it's never a good idea to say no to the boss...
Last weekend, I lucked into another FICM for $50 from a guy parting out a PS. Don't know if it's good, but try it. Figured if that'll fire the engine, I can find out how bad the other damage is. While taking the old FICM out, it's wedged in there real good and disconnecting the plugs is a blind job, I found one of the plugs was loose. What the... plugged it in, it fired right up. Turns out the weird cranking was because no fuel was being injected, so it wasn't compressing as much. All this time I was looking for something really bad, and it was just a loose plug.
So, yeah, things were looking blue for me for a while, but they really turned around in the last month. About time I had a run of good luck for a change.
It's never as bad as you think it might be. There are times it seems like the Good Lord is testing you, but somehow if you pass, good things finally start happening.
But does He have to test so much?
"Big Duke": 06 F350 King Ranch
long bed, crew cab, dualies