The Best Laid Plans . . .

and all that.

Well, we had plans to go into San Antonio this afternoon for shopping and dinner at Magic Time Machine. But Jan woke up with a gout attack in her left foot this morning and it didn’t get better as the day went on, so we’ll try again tomorrow.

I spent some time checking out the lights on the truck this afternoon, but with no luck. The lights worked fine when I put external power to them.

I guess it’s possible I’ve got an intermittent short somewhere in the harness, but it’s hard to check it out like this. So I sketched out a circuit in my head for an automatic tester, and I’ll try to pick up some parts if we make it to San Antonio tomorrow.

For dinner we finished off the last of the Chicken Tortilla Soup from the other day. It wasn’t steak but it sure was good. Coming up, a big batch of Chicken Vegetable Soup in the next few days.

The weather is getting weird around here. Yesterday the high was 69 and the low was 30. Today the high was 75, and the low is supposed to be 35. But tomorrow the high is supposed to be 85 degrees!

And then we’re back with a high of 66 degrees on Tuesday. Don’t blink, you’ll miss it.


Thought for the Day:

In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual – Galileo



11 Responses

  1. Is the ground open somewhere….? If you are grounding the test battery to the car frame and just testing the hot lines it might work fine… also the diode converter might not pass enough current to light the bulbs but will show OK on a volt meter….. Just thinking out loud here and not trying to tell you what to do… Rod

  2. If you turn your lights on and you can notice that one sidr id brighter than the other that is the side you need to look at…

  3. Does Jan take cholcochine when she gets a gout attack?

  4. It is possible that Galileo’s famous quote is related to the fact that the Catholic Church placed him under house arrest for his controversial opinion that the earth moved around the sun and that we were not the center of the universe.

  5. I do not envy Jan one bit /speaking from experience for 20 yrs with gout occurs ,had’nt had one for 8 yrs until i got to eating precariously and not taking my allipornal up in N.Y. last yr.i ODed on smoked pork chops,got honest real quick /hope she has a quick recovery

  6. Gee, just think. You could be freezing down in Florida with Nick instead of enjoying the warmth in Texas.

  7. Terry,

    Both sides seem to be the same brightness, and both have 12v at the bulb sockets.

    That’s why I now suspect an intermittent problem.

  8. Janna,

    No, she doesn’t.

    I tried it a few years ago and became violently nauseous, one of the known side effects.

    Plus the stuff is actually a known poison, similar to arsenic, and it’s very easy for some people to overdose.

    My doctor put me on daily Zyloprim/Allopurinol last year and my attacks just went away.

    Plus it’s a $4 generic from Wal-Mart.

    We’ve called her doctor to get it for her.

  9. Yet, it moves.

  10. Phil,

    Organ meats like liver, gizzards, i.e. real giblet gravy will give me an attack in less than an hour.

    Too much seafood, i.e. shrimp, oysters, will give me an attack within 3 or 4 days.

    If I eat beef every day for a week, I will get an attack about a week later.

    Taking Allopurinol every day put an end to all that.

  11. Colleen,

    Remember the blog post from a couple of days ago.

    It’s been going down into the 30’s almost every night, and has been as low as 26 degrees.

    The weather knows Nick is coming this way.

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