Age is catching up with me, too. I pulled my old car that I've had since high school out of the garage and took the wife to get some ice cream and visit Norris Dam. This illustrious trip was last Monday. The car started having problems on the way home. Long story short, I had to tow the car home from the Waffle House near the I-75 exit. I couldn't drag myself to the garage to start tearing it apart to find what broke. Oh, you need something from Wal Mart, ok, this day is shot. Oh, you want some Gorilla glue from Home Depot for your broken fairy figurine in the back yard, ok, this day is shot. I finally went to the garage today and started working on the car. One of the valve studs came loose and the coolant system became part of the oiling system and that cylinder no longer performed any intake and combustion functions. I removed the cylinder heads and it appears no other damage occurred. The engine was originally rebuilt in 1974 and I gave it a valve job 6 or 7 years ago. The engine block probably has 50,000 miles on it since the rebuild in the 70's. I'm trying to decide if I should pull the engine out and redo everything or just fix the cylinder head and put it back together. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. I don't know when I'm going to be able to work on anything musical again!
My wife and the car before and after around 1974 with oldest daughter, then around 2005 with youngest grandchild.
Last Edit: Jun 8, 2019 19:46:31 GMT -5 by daveh: Added a sentence about how I might feel tomorrow.
At least we had a great time playing and singing at the assisted living home on Wednesday, the 5th. I played my box dulcimer while we sang "Turkey In The Straw", "Arkansas Traveler", "Shenandoah", and "I Got a Home in that Rock". I practiced these songs at home while sitting down. When we play at the home, I play standing up with a dulcimer stand. I should have practiced the solo parts with my stand because I messed up a little. Still, the residents at the home really responded to these old songs and sang along if they knew the lyrics. It was a great time.