Pay Attention!

Good Lord, today started out just fine until I got to work and was tasked with doing a Level One inspection on a truck that came in overnight. During the fluids check portion of the inspection, I didn’t pay sharp attention to which liquid tank I was dumping Wind Screen fluid into. Turns out, I hopped off the radiator recovery tank instead of the actual tank for the wind screen. I was pissed off and embarrassed. How stupid!

I’ve been under many a hood over the years, I was in too much a hurry and messed up. After settling myself down and of course not lighting the engine up, I brought this to my manager. I felt so dumb. It was a simple fix, just unbolt the tank and dump the fluid out, all done. What small amount of fluid may have got into the radiator system would easily be diluted by the antifreeze. No worries but oh the embarrassment!

In other news from my life, two days back, my ex text me at 5:15 AM asking me to send her the previous three years of our tax returns. Ugh, I am NOT good at all with tax papers but I strapped on my mud boots and dove in. Fifty five dollars later, including shipping and printing, I mailed the package away to her in Virginia. A pain in the ass but she is certainly entitled to them. Tonight, her and I had another long chat via text about those taxes, and other things.

It’s all very friendly really, no animosity. We grew apart after those nine years, our lives were on divergent paths. It’s been tough for her as well, going back to the single life, at least she has family. I’ve got me. But having lived alone for much of my life, that was a help. It seems like an old friend yet I’m not in my icy home state of Michigan. It’s a tough decision, go back to the land of the ice and snow, or stay here, thawed out and toasty warm. And the mountains! Wishing everyone in the States a great Thanksgiving tomorrow. And do pay attention under your hood…

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11 Responses

  1. It doesn’t take much for these little things to happen … just to be a little tuned out for a moment. Glad it was easily taken care of.

    Good thing there’s no animosity. Such things just drains you of energy, and is so pointless.

    I’m in full understanding about feeling torn.

    1. Thanks Rebekah. I appreciate you! Maybe one day we can meet if I get up your way, you’ll get a big bear hug!! Has your Nor Easter hit, or is it gone now?

      1. Yeah šŸ™‚ It’s morning now — it was supposed to start at 7AM. It’s almost 9, and I feel cheated LOL … no sign of it. Perhaps Nova Scotia got it all …

  2. At least you caught the mistake before any real damage was done- just a bit of embarrassment, but on to the next! Hard choice between warm and cold-I get the feeling both are home to you already. Have a good Thanksgiving- we are home alone and plan on watching movies!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you both Lisa! You are sooo incredibly perceptive Lisa. In my text conversation with my Ex earlier today, she always said I need to “give Vegas some time”. I acknowledged her comment. Las Vegas really has become home for me Lisa. I’m a man torn between two homes if you know what I mean. I just love Las Vegas for it’s fabulous climate, mountains and other things.

      Yet the land of the ice and snow as I tend to call it will always be my true home. They only rotten thing here for me is the damned traffic. Friends will come in time. A man torn you could say…

        1. I believe we are also part of the great White North! Certainly so very different than here in the High Mojave Desert. Thanks for the link Sue. I had no idea why the differences. Our countries are similar yet so very different. I lived in Ontario for two years in the mid 1980’s and loved it! My ex would ask me why I once in a while would sing or hum the Canadian National Anthem. Because I love Canada!

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