After a very long and frustrating day regarding the bike yesterday – where Roger from RISING SONS & COMPANY was here until 8:00PM – I decided to see if I could re-string that blind ! Am I nuts !!!!???? I go and tackle something tedious like that when I’m already frustrated.
I got the blind out and started following the directions – which were SIXTEEN STEPS OF INSTRUCTIONS BTW.
NO – THE BLIND RE-STRINGING WAS NOT THE SWEET SOUND OF SUCCESS.
Old string pulled out and new string ready to go -
I am NOT very optimistic about this. Cross string here – brings strings down this way…. bring string over this way….
My lack of optimism was warranted as I put the damn blind back up and obviously I did something wrong. It wouldn’t stay up. Maybe I crossed when I should have crissed – or crissed when I should have crossed !!!
AND that’s the way it’s going to stay until I get in the mood to tackle it again !!! I WILL have to take it all apart again and start from scratch !!
THIS IS THE SWEET SOUND OF SUCCESS !!
BUT Murphy’s Law comes into play here !! Before Roger came back with the new battery I tried starting the bike – and YES you guessed it – THE BLOODY THING STARTED !!!
Yesterday, When the trickle charger was on the light on the charger was blinking red – this means that the charge was not getting through.
Before Roger left last night he put everything back together, including my old battery back in, and hooked up the trickle charger again. First thing I noticed was that the light was solid red – meaning it was charging. Hmmmmm, I thought.
So I wasn’t completely shocked when the bike started this morning. I called Roger to tell him the bike started but that I wanted a new battery put in anyway. When you’re on the road like I am it is critical (to me anyways) that your vehicles be reliable. PLUS my bike is a 2006 and the battery was original, so I figure I did really good with having a battery last for 6 years.
Roger comes back and quickly gets to work. And YES it’s raining again.
So, What’s gonna break tomorrow !!??