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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Beast Mode & snow on the way
I went outside to head to work yesterday... Truck wouldn't start. Jumping my truck didn't help so I knew it had to be the starter. So I hitched a ride to work.
A few friends won tickets to the Blue Jackets game so I felt bad backing out of that. So I went to the game and it was a LOT of fun. Jackets came back and scored in the final two minutes and the arena was CRAZY!
We got home around 11PM and I was bound and determined to get the new starter installed before going to bed. I finished a little after 1AM and was PUMPED... some would call it "Beast Mode." I was cold, tired, and wet from the January rain, and a little claustrophobic from laying on the parking lot under my truck... but I was SUPER excited when the truck fired back up. When trying to get the starter off, I was having a lot of trouble. I watched half a dozen tutorial videos on YouTube, and I couldn't figure out why they seemed so easy... then I realized it was because all the videos had a V6 engine and I had a V8... so less room and more of a pain. BUT I did see a guy rotate the starter 45° and that helped. Either way... I love the feeling when you fix something yourself and know that every time I turn the key now I made that happen.
As far as the weather... cold temps are returning. A few sprinkles or flurries tonight, but nothing of significance. Temperatures will continue to fall tomorrow and we stay pretty cold through the weekend. A weak disturbance late Thursday could bring some light snow and Saturday looks to bring a little more snow. Neither look to be a winter "storm" criteria, but a few inches are possible later Saturday. I will keep an eye on it and keep you posted. Have a good one!