Tried to install a house full of shutters on friday, in Georgetown Tx. which is about 120 miles north of me.
While tootling along on I35 about halfway there, I notice that I am emitting a huge amount of white smoke from under my van. Aw CRAP!
Quickly pulling over to inspect the malfunction, I find my Transmission leaking fluid all over the place.
Diagnosis: Blown front seal, scorched and fried Xmission.
Remedy: 5 quarts of fluid, and limp back to the swamp, while calling the client to reschedule for monday, Pull tranny, rebuild tranny, reinstall tranny, done at 2 am sat morning. Which BTW is the fastest I have ever done a rebuild job, a little less than 16 hours.
Up at 730 Sat morning, install 5 houses full of blinds with my Xo get back to the office around 5, and do paperwork till 9, go to Papa's bar and grill for libations and karaoke, get to bed, after Jack in the Box, around 1:30 am.
sunday, up at 7:30 take aspirin with my coffee, peruse the opinion columns, start the first of 5 load's of laundry,MOW the Friggin Yard, WBTW, was about a foot high, due to all of the rain we have had recently, and build a King sized upholstered headboard. done about 10pm in bed at 11.
monday, on the road at 8, get to the job site at 10, and promptly blow out the crotch on my slacks, so there I am all commando, swinging in the breeze, Howdy, everybody.
Thank GOD for safety pins.
Get done around 2:30 and wait around so as to get paid, get back to San Antonio around 6pm
do paper work till 8 go back to Papa's for more libations and to see an old GF who had just heard of my impending departure.
Get to bed @ midnight.
today, up at 6 coffee, paper, out the door at 7:30 pick up 6 orders from the factory, back to the office, take about 20 phone calls and write this post.
Time for lunch!