Even though I woke up several times, I had more sleep last night than Iâ€™ve had in a long time. I even felt almost â€œrefreshedâ€ this morning. I must have slept good when I slept cause I donâ€™t even remember turning either of the alarms off and waking SWMBO up to get ready for work. She woke me up before she left to tell me that Iâ€™d taken off the head piece though.
Watched a couple of videoâ€™s on YouTube about installing a transmission cooler. Doesnâ€™t seem really hard or difficult except for taking off the front of the truck. And that wouldnâ€™t really be the hard part; getting everything back on correctly would. I always have a screw or two left over.
So, made a trip into Gorst to talk to a mechanic. He says that IF I bring in the part heâ€™ll install it for $95/hr. Two hour minimum and if he has to take off the front of the truck itâ€™ll probably be four hours. Nope. Donâ€™t think so. It may be more convenient for me to have him install it, but thatâ€™s just too spendy for a $55 part. (Which I got at Oâ€™Reileyâ€™s for $55 on the way home.) So my next nice (nicer?) day is pretty much planned now.
Stopped by Les Schwab and got a guesstimate for a new set of tires. The guy that looked at my truck says the tires that are on it are rated for the towing I want to do. Cool. That means I can start to save up for the new tires Iâ€™ll eventually need and still make a few trips with the Caravan. Looks like Iâ€™ll need $1000-$1300 just for the tires. Double that, at least, if I want new â€œfancierâ€ rims also. (Which I donâ€™t, really.)
SWMBO is talking about making a weekend trip the first weekend of April. Probably Eastern WaRshington someplace. Iâ€™m thinking of up near the Dry Falls. Sheâ€™s talking of taking a bus from work to someplace she can meet me; but, she gets off so late that weâ€™d be pulling into any RV Camp well after dark. And I just donâ€™t want to do that until I have a lot more experience. I have the feeling if we do this weâ€™ll be leaving really early Saturday morning and spending only 1 night â€œcamping out.â€
I also want to get two 5-gal â€œJerry Cansâ€ to mount in the back of the truck for those times weâ€™ll be pretty far out. Get the 857d installed and the antennaâ€™s set up. One of those small portable generators.
This CPAP thing kind of has SWMBO worried. When she couldnâ€™t get hold of me yesterday she wondered if I had gone out to the Caravan, laid down, and taken my last nap. Naw. She should be so lucky. Sheâ€™s pretty much stuck with me for the next 30 years or so if I have anything to say about it.