I had plans.
There was a Mariners baseball game at 6:10.
I missed it.
I had a writers meeting at 7:00.
I missed it.
Instead I had something more important to do.
I’m pretty good fixing cars. But, only the metal parts. I don’t really do the electrical part. My neighbor does. He’s really good at it. That’s probably why I never really learned much about it.
For months we’ve been trying to find time to get together to do work on my lovely wife’s car. As I pulled into my driveway he let me know that,
We’re going to be doing some soldering this evening.
Did I mention he’s doing this as a favor?
So, my other project were put on hold.
We did a couple of different repairs on my lovely wife’s car. First, we rewired an add on taillight strip. My neighbor had helped wire it in originally. But, the first time, I only wired it to the Reverse gear, so that lights would come on when the car was in reverse. For the rest of it, I just plugged it into the trailer lights connector.
My neighbor suggested at the time, that we wire it into the electrical system. I decided not to.
And then the wiring broke.
I didn’t have time to do it right, so now I have to have time to do it over
The second thing we wired was a backup camera. I bought it over a year ago. It needs to be wired into the Reverse gear. Now it is.
More to do, of course. I now have to configure the camera. But, I”m grateful to my neighbor of his help.
And the Mariners lost 0-3 to the Astros.
Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren. Order Miscellany II, an anthology including his latest short story, “The Mercy System” here
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