I woke up this morning at 3:45 with an epiphany running through my head. To me that means remembering something my old brain knew but had forgotten but then remembered again 😮.
There is a reservoir in one of the bays near the engine that holds automatic transmission fluid. I knew it had a small leak and I was supposed to keep an eye on it and top it off when it got to the minimum level. Well 😖, oh forgetful immediately forgot about that till this morning at 3:45 when I had my epiphany!
Could hardly sleep wanting to go out and check the fluid level but I held out till 7 o'clock. Then I raced out and sure enough it was waaaay below the minimum.
Excitedly, I called my brother-in-law, Evan to ask him if this could have caused my problems. Evan had worked as a diesel mechanic in his past life and would know what that reservoir is for because I sure don't.
Evan burst my bubble. He said the fluid is used by the slide and the levelers and had nothing to do with Check Engine lights 😩.
By this time it was past 8 o'clock and the workers over at Midway Diesel were hard at work. They work till noon and I hope someone comes over, so I quickly got dressed and took Yuma for a walk.
We had our normal leisurely breakfast and it was noon when we were finished. Never heard a word from the boss man. I'll go over on Monday and see what the plan is.
Last night several commenters mentioned tandem skydiving around this area. I didn't give it much thought. Who would ever pay to jump out of a perfectly good airplane 😏.
But, Nick pounced on the idea. He checked the comments out and lo and behold we find that little Eloy, Arizona is the skydiving capitol of the World! 😲 Nick has tandem jumped twice and just loves the excitement! I told him if he wanted to pay $200 to jump and he had the money, go for it.
He called and made a reservation for 1 o'clock tomorrow. I will take him to the airport about 6 miles from where we are staying. Sometimes you wonder how things happen the way they do. Eloy, Arizona was never on my list of places to visit 😒.
After that we drove out to the airport to make sure we knew the exact location for tomorrow. They were busy today.
Then we drove around to see Eloy and could never find a town. Just stores and service stations along the I-10 exit. We finally stopped at Circle K for three quarts of ATF and called it a day.
Nick and I pulled our lounge chairs into the shade for a Chess challenge. Too hot in the White Lion. We battled down to a few good pieces and Nick even checked my King. But, alas! His first win was not to be 😉. It was a hard fought battle and it won't be long now when he beats Grandpa.
Had dinner and just relaxed till time for me to write my post. Thought it would be short, but somehow I got blabber fingers again 😝.
|Sunset over I-10 overpass.|
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Wow! That's exciting! Who knew Elroy would be the Sky Diving Capital of the World?? Good luck to Nick as he makes his 3rd jump. Hopefully, you'll hear something Monday about the check engine light. It's terrible that you has false hope on your fix.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. Me too on the broken down problem. I think when he talked to me on the phone he said it would be next week before he had a chance to look at it.Delete
When Nick wins is first game it will be a proud match for you.ReplyDelete
I never like to lose, but if we both play a good game and he wins I'll be happy for him.Delete
Yeah there's not much to Eloy other than a diesel stop. There's guy there who will polish your wheels though!!! Good luck Nick ... I'm not much for jumping out of a perfectly good airplane either!!!ReplyDelete
I think both my Jeep and MH need cleaning up real bad 🙂. This is certainly a small town in a big flat desert. Would not want to be here when it rains. It certainly would be muddyDelete
That's exciting for Nick! Make sure you get some good pictures! Glad you guys have been playing some chess. Nick took an interest b in it a week a while back. I'm sure he's been getting better challenging the old master😁ReplyDelete
Yes, Nick is really looking forward to the jump. I think he's getting close to beating me. I'm going to have to step up my game 😀.Delete
That's awesome that Nick gets to jump if that's what he wants to do! :) Can't wait for the video or pictures! Nice that Nick is doing so well with chess. Something I could never get the hang of. Too bad it didn't work out with the low oil.. guess you should fill that reservoir or one day your slides won't work LOL. Hopefully you get some answers on Monday. Your story is sounding like ours with the diesel place we were at in Yuma..but they will get to you and things happen for a reason :)ReplyDelete
Nick is excited to jump. I did fill the reservoir and even opened the slide. I'm a patient person plus they hold all the chess moves so better not upset the boss man if I ever want to get out of Eloy 😁Delete
Have fun Nick!!!ReplyDelete
He will I'm sure. I did take a million dollar life policy on him just in case.😄Delete