There he is... BBC in the flesh... sitting next to his 5th wheel. He arrived last Wednesday earlier in the day while I was at work. We met at the "beer church" closest to the school.
(Yes we have a bar next to our school here.)
Beers done, we went to my house and unloaded the very nice solid wood four poster bed frame and lifter that BBC brought to me.I'll post a photo of the bed and lifter once I get a mattress and get it all set up.
Up there BBC is showing me about the brake pads and how they can be more easily replaced with the type of wheels my car has, than just taking it all apart. One of the things that BBC did, was replace my brake pads in front.
Another stunning thing that he did was replace my front tires as well. That really blew me away. He said that because of a shimmy that my car had, my front tires were worn almost through on one side. I had no clue at all. I could have blown out going 75 on the freeway in a front wheel drive car. An easy to crush car. Yikes. Thank you BBC!
BBC was very patient with me. I asked him to explain things that I could do myself to maintain my car better. A lot of guys would have poo-pooed that. But he took me seriously, which I do appreciate and spent time telling me what I can do to make my car last as long as possible. He explained all of the repairs he made and told me what caused the problems.
He did not have the tools to do everything it needed. But he told me what to ask for and what I was looking at. He made adjustment to my clutch, which is wearing out and did what he could to tune it up. I'd say he did about 100% more than I imagined that he would do. I cannot say how grateful I am. He's a very generous man.
An interesting old curmudgeon too! I had a nice time visiting with BBC. We went to the local Eagles for a drink... I had a bloody mary in an ice tea glass. I did not know they made them so big. Ha.
The last day we visited I introduced him to a friend of mine. I had promised her that I would go into P'land to Sears with her. She sat and visited with us for a bit before we left and I said my good-bye to BBC and gave him a hug. I hated to run, but after Sears, Larry was waiting. The lure of Larry is strong... off I ran.
Actually it was not that easy. The trip to Sears was a frigging nightmare. She went for paint... I did not know this. It took some baby-faced joy-boy just out of knickers HOURS to mix the paint. I about had a nervous break down on the spot.
Larry was expecting me to leave Dumb Potter's Hell by 7:00 at the latest. I did not arrive until 11:15 and had Larry's daughter Carrie worried sick about me. Larry was asleep... she thought... but I had been texting him on my progress. I would not worry Larry. But I never thought that Carrie would be worried. Poor dear.
I arrived in one piece after several freeway delays and some foaming at the mouth, spitting at guys in orange vests and someone swearing viciously. Okay, I was practicing my pirate skills.
In the end you could say it served me right. I had a guest who had done much to help me out... but I rushed off for what? Oh yeah... lust... er... love! Both!
So BBC, thank you again from the bottom of my heart. You did me a wonderful kindness and it is appreciated. I am not sure how yet, but I will find a way to repay it.
I hope you are all functioning better than the twitterpated Miss Bliss. What a space case!