Friday June 2, 2017 Santa Rosa CA.
Making parts work
I needed to get over to Santa Rosa to try and get some lawn mower parts, so I headed to Gardeners Aid where my fiend Bill Works. I showed him the spindle I needed so he got out his books and wasn’t finding anything so he said he had to assemble some unit for someone coming in, here’s the book, have a look and see if there is something you can adapt.
So I had a look and found something I think I can make work so I had him order one for me. A friend of his Keith came into the store so we shoot the bull a bit as we were both in Vietnam.
No good at Home Depot
I left and went to Home Depot to get some bolts to replace the ones I broke when I took the lawnmower spindle apart. I looked and looked, but I couldn’t find any fine treaded 5/16 inch bolts, so I went over to Wally’s and bought a couple things then went to Freeman’s hardware and found the bolts I needed. Their motto is, if we don’t have it you don’t need it.
Costco was a zoo
Next a quick trip into Costco that wasn’t to be. It was the busiest I’ve ever seen them, but still I got out fairly quickly considering.
Marty and I talk old vans
Getting ready for our Continental Divide trip
He needs to get it ready to go on a trip we are planning to make down the Continental Divide in August. He is having some kind of acceleration problem with a new TBI injection unit he just installed which we need to figure out as soon as he gets the springs back on it so we can test it.
I left shortly after that to miss the commute traffic and headed on home and that was my day.