Tuesday, October 16, 2018
George, one more day here
Cars of beauty and art:
I know all I have done in the past few blogs is complain. Well, I have to say getting back on the road is not easy this time. We moved everything back into our Wheel-Estate getting ready to head out just as soon as Friend George replaced a faulty thermostat in our house. The ‘smarter than me’ unit was installed and when George turned it on another problem arose. Requiring more trouble shooting. Ended up a bad ‘board’. Now I hate to hear this because I know that means an ‘expensive circuit board must be ordered and then replaced. I looked at he board and there are at least 20 wired to be pulled and reinstalled on the new board.
Old George is my age, Sherry tells me George and I were in the same grade. We were also in the USMC at the same time and even on the same Mediterranean cruise, but I did not know him. George is one of the best if not the best in H-A/C in this area. BUT this circuit board you must lie down on the basement floor to install, I could tell he dreads it.
George lost his wife, Annette, a fan of my books, passed last year and George continues to work. They were married nearly 60 years. He said, “How can I retire when people continue to call, and they have been customers for 35-40 years, I just can’t turn them down.” Continuing, “And then you call!”
He is right. I did not use him in my business, but I always hired him for our personal homes. I told him, “The best is too expensive for competitive contracting.” Anyway we are delayed another day, but we are in our coach.
Sherry is on her computer and I on mine, and I looked over at her and said, “At least we are home.” Then the power went out! HONEST! I could find no earthly reason. Power was still on in the house and no breakers here were thrown. Then, just like that, the power came back on.
So that is my complaint for tonight. But truth is, LIFE IS STILL GOOD. I keep saying, at least we can still afford it, BUT not too many more times. LOL
Thanks for listing to my gripes!! I am feeling much better but still not out of the woods.