Saturday, December 30, 2023

My Van Is Out Of The Shop


Big City - a Merle Haggard cover tune.


Finally, after 15 days, my van is out of the shop. But I was told by the shop that I have trouble coming from the brakes on the front axle. I just had new brakes put on the front end about three months ago. I am debating, should I take that up with the man that done that work.

I plan to spend the next few days cleaning the van and shopping for some parts I need for the side door. Also, I will drive to Clinton to check up on my sister. And, come Tuesday I will try to reset the VA appointments that I had to cancel to put my van in the shop. 


Monday, December 4, 2023

Making Plans On What To Do

Lucille's Roadhouse, Weatherford, OK.


If I can raise the $3,000 that is needed I plan to try to turn my Better World Media blog into a commercial blog that will be about my life's primary (other than family) interests of music, photography, travel, and writing. I plan to research and start a "subscriber" list for a minimal fee, try to sell the songs I have written, and rebuild a website for selling my photography. I am having trouble getting started on these things due to worrying about how to solve my problems in the first place. All I can do is take one problem at a time and try to solve it.

Well, over this past weekend, I have at least come to a conclusion about what to do for now. I am not sure how long it will last, but I will try to just let my van sit in the parking lot except for local emergency trips. I am afraid I may lose the whole rear axle if I try to use it any more than I absolutely have to. When I  first moved to this complex in 2011 I used the Red River Transportation company to get around town. It was okay back then, but not great. It seems to be a very non-reliable service, at best these days. And, Winter is not the best time to be afoot in Oklahoma.