Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Don't ever say your car is broke...

Go the picture.  You know you want to.
And here you thought I was going to go on some SoAD rant.

A little more than a month ago I did an art fair in Paducah, KY.  Aside from it being a little hot, it was a good show.  Right up until I tried to go home.  I was cruising down the road in my gem of a truck when things went awry.  Whenever I tried to accelerate the truck would hesitate a bit, then pick up again when I let off the gas.  Not a good sign.  (Actually it started happening on the way to Paducah, but only once or twice and I had things to do, so I didn't think about it.)  The problem quickly got worse, forcing me to down shift to 4th, then 3rd, then finally to pull off the road where the truck promptly died.  The sweet wife kindly came to pick me up because it was too late to do anything else.  The next day I borrowed my in-law's car to check things out.  A few hours and two tow trucks later the truck was back in the driveway, still not running. 
And there it sat, patiently waiting to be fixed.  Unfortunately I could not get around to doing that as I was getting ready for another show in three weeks. 
Finally this week, after a kick-ass show in Webster Groves, MO (more on that later) I chatted with our mechanic neighbor and came to the conclusion that it was probably the fuel filter that was gumming up the works.  Between yesterday afternoon and this morning, after two trips to the auto store, the truck is running once more!  Turns out it was indeed the fuel filter causing problems; the new one is performing like a far.  

Now I have almost three months until my next show, so I have a good deal of time to build up inventory, work on the display and post stuff on etsy.  Heck I just might even have time to get some yard work done.  Or at least post on the blog a little more frequently.

Next time...Space Monkies!


  1. Lol, as I was reading I was thinking fuel filter because the exact same thing happened to my husband's truck just yesterday!

  2. Glad to hear the truck is back to it's old self again. For a minute there, I thought you were showing us the sludge from your truck that cause the fuel filter to gum up. But in fact it is sludge to keep your own system from getting gummed up. What made you think about creating this drink? I"m just curious and interested to see if it does what you are hoping it will do. I've never heard of it before, so curious about the whole process.

    Good luck with getting your inventory back in good supply. God will provide in every area you are working, so trust in HIm and mold ahead. Also wanted you to know that Emma's package is in the mail & on its way to STL.

    Take care, see you next Saturday. Love, prayers and hugs to all of you. xxoxoxox Mom