Well, I am sitting here staring at the screen. How did I get here? How do I get back to the journal? What part of the Shipslog is this? Why do I see everyone’s entries here? Am I at my journal or theirs?
Therefore, I sit here and click something. There is a change. Now what did I click to get here? I forgot!
Complicated and confusing to an old man. In addition, I used to be SOOOOO smart when I was a kid. I successfully installed and ran one of the original facsimile machines. Most folks do not even know what fax is short for. The source doc was placed on a drum. It rotated with a light sensitive pin that moved a hundredth of an inch each revolution. A blank sheet of paper was on the other end with an ink pen that makes a dark, darker and darkest spot when the sensitive pin sensed a change in color. Oh yeah, it was slow, took about a half hour to send an 8x11 sheet of paper. And I can’t even make sense of this system. Yeah I think I had rather change a tire.
I remember the first flat I ever fixed on my ‘48 Chevy. Now first you must know or be told that a tire is on the rim very tight. It ain’t like a bicycle tire. Even a tubeless tire bead is very tight. So I needed another car or a spare. I had the spare. I put it on first. Then you lay the flat down under the front tire and drive over the tire, not the rim, just the tire as close to the rim as possible. Sometimes you have to so this a couple times to get it broken good. Now use the tire tool and a couple big screw drivers to pry the tire off one side of the rim. Watchit and don’t pinch the tube. Pull the tube out and patch it. Re install tube and pry tire back on. Don’t need the car for that.
Now here is the kicker for the neophite. Roll it to the service station and pump it up. Crap ! Air coming out around the valve stem.
Back to the house, go thru everything again. Can’t find a hole in the tube. Put it back to gether roll to the service station. THIRD TIME!!!!! Mr. Service station man says, Jack what is wrong, you been here with that same tire 3 times?
I told him, he had the audacity to laugh at me.
“Son, air is trapped between that tube and the tire, it has to come out some where so it finds the hole around the valve stem! Put 30 pounds in it and go home!”
Gary will get a kick out of that and understand it.
Okay that is how I feel about this new Journal site, only I am leaking air and don’t know where or why. Hahahahah!
Thanks for coming this way!
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