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Month: August 2020

It is easy to lose track

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a] with your God. Micah 6:8


Some days you will experience disappointment. Life will disappoint you, you will disappoint yourself, you may even disappoint other people. There is no way of getting around it, it will simply happen. What you do in response can define who you are as a person. You can accept that things have happened, some out of your control such as worn out tires on a car needing to be replaced, or 47 year old parts in a transmission disintegrating. Other things were in your control and you missed the mark, failed to complete a task or did something incorrect, whatever the case may be. It is easy to come up with excuses, attempt to shift blame. The hard way is accepting your actions or lack of actions and stepping up your game, taking a disappointing situation and using it as a guidepost to move forward and grow as a person. Success in life sometimes only comes with each valley crossed after sliding down a cliff, overcoming adversity of situations and your own shortcomings.

Today I choose to face my disappointments head on, I choose to grow as a person even if it is an uphill battle. It is time to stop scraping by one day at a time and get back to living life, I am not through grieving for my Mother but it is time to stop spiraling out of control and get back on track with my life. I am sure she understands.

WTFery Garage

Well I may have found the last bad part on the Mini Cooper, disconnected the Mass Air Flow sensor and it runs like a champ, unfortunately it is not a cheap part but I found a good deal on Amazon and will have the part on Thursday.

Transmission for the truck is coming along nicely.

Starting point
Cleaned, couple of hours over several days
Wiped down with Alcohol and etch primed
3 coats of hi temp silver engine paint

Now the real fun begins of putting it all back together. Hopefully I will have it completely together by next weekend. I did have to order a few additional parts for it including a new pan since the original one has a very large dent and an accumulator spring that came out in 7 pieces.