I have told this before. We bought this present coach, a Monaco Diplomat and made a long trip. This thing felt like a tank. It rode like a horse and wagon, as if it had no Springs. This was touted as being an ‘air-ride’ coach. Well it wasn’t.
(Hank never did mind a little grease!)
I determined to get rid of it, some how friend Hank heard about it. “I can fix that Jack, where are you?” We were within 10 miles so he came over. Within 15 minutes he had taken care of the problem. Don’t you love a guy or gal who has the answer and not just talk? I have told many folk about Hank.
As I sit here typing my ‘ssssssss’ leak is fixed. Hank suggested replacing the valve instead of repairing it. I had no idea, other than the net, where I could get the valve. Hank suggested NAPA, they had it, and I was able to install it. Thanks Hank!
Living in Kirksville, MO, and on a tight budget, we owned a ‘57 Rambler. The engine was running terribly and I took it to the Rambler place. “You need a new engine or a complete overhaul. Cost from $200 to $300.” I said I had to think about it.
Sherry’s piano teacher’s husband was a mechanic. I may as well give him a shot at the engine. I pulled it in, he walked out smiling. He did not know me, I introduced myself.
“Running rough, ain’t it.” He was straight forward like a Missouri Farmer, probably had been.
I told him the sad news, he raised the hood, Looked for a minute, “Hand me that 7/16 wrench off the workbench.”
I did and in less than a minute that little 6 cylinder was running as smooth as a sewing machine. “Weren’t nothing but a loose intake, these engines are known for that.”
He wouldn’t take a dime. In less than a minute he had saved me hundreds.
Do I help folk? YES, it is one of my favorite past times. People say, “You have no idea how much I appreciate this.” I can say assuredly, Yes I do.
Once I ran upon a man in the middle of Hwy 27 struggling to reload a stack of plywood that had slid off his truck, He was leaving 84 lumber when it happened. I put my flashers on jumped out and helped him re-load. As we worked, he said, man I appreciate this. I could say truthfully someone did the same for me, in this same spot a week ago, and they had.
Never miss the chance to help someone. It will bring a smile. (To you and them)
Yes, help when you can!