Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I'm tired of the modern world!

No really. I am. I'm tired of the way that we rely on all of our modern conveniences. Go back in time 150 years or so. How did man/woman get around? They walked. Or they had horses. They never had to worry about their feet braking down.
Or their horses. They had to worry about their horses dying but if the horse was getting on in years. If that happens just breed said horse. New horse is born. Problem solved. Retire old horse to pasture. They never had to worry about PG&E, or phones. Or any of that other shit. I wish I could just go back in time and live back in the 1800's. Things were so much easier then. You didn't need to drive 50 miles round trip just to pick up a loaf of bread or Some other crap. Nope. They just made their own bread, grew their own vegetables, raised their own cows for meat and milk. Butchered all their own meat or hunted for it themselves. (That's part of why I love to hunt. It takes me back to a simpler time.)
Fast forward to today. The year 2005. We all rely on our vehicles and Electricity and other shit that we invented because we just couldn't live without it. We have become so dependent on cars as a society anymore. Hell we have been down to one vehicle now for over 2 weeks now. It is getting harder and harder to get by. Yesterday was payday. We usually go shopping as a family. We find that we spend less money that way with someone to say 'Do we really need that?'. Also it gives us time to spend together. But no. One of our cars is in the shop. So I went with the youngest last night. It was fun to spend time alone with my son, but I missed the family time.
It is even worse tonight. I didn't have time to go to all the stores that I needed to go to. So now I am having a pot luck at work tomorrow and I don't have all the stuff I need. Summer has my truck at work so I can't get it. I stopped by the shop today and they will have the Exploder in there indefinitely. They thought that it had fixed itself when I talked to them yesterday. It was running fine, no oil coming out of the exhaust, no misfires. But today when they drove it they stopped for a bridge opening and after 5 minutes the check engine light came on. It was a misfire code again for the number 5 cylinder. So apparently when it idles it sucks oil into the cylinder. So now they need to take it apart tomorrow and pull the piston to see if it lost a ring. Not good.

Well I feel that I have bored you all with my sorrows enough tonight. I really don't want to sound like a cry baby. I'm just not really happy at the moment.


DH said...

I feel your pain CH.

Hang in there, my friend. I hope the Ford turns out not to be as bad as it sounds.

Good luck with everything...I hope it turns around for you soon.

Confused Husband said...

Thanks dh. I've got all my fingers crossed on this. As long as it is running before next Thu. we should be ok.

Michael said...

I hate to hear that about the truck. But I know what you're saying about modern conveniences. My son thinks he can't live without a cell phone. He says he needs it to call us when basketball practice is over. I told him when I was a kid we just used the phone in the coach's office. He rolled his eyes and gave me the Dad-is-stuck-in-the-80's look.
oh well.
Good luck and keep us posted.


whoami929 said...

Hang in there, big guy. It'll get better soon. I, personally, could never live in the 1800's. How did they blog?

Confused Husband said...

Michael, When I was a kid agfter the football games we had to walk to the pay phone to call for a ride. That was carrying a Saxaphone the whole time. Yes I was a band geek. :)

Whoami, The internet would be about the only thing I would miss if I was in the 1800's.