Good morning, GoGo. It's a humid but pleasant 69 in Louisville, raining, going to 83, and then the heat returns. The big news is that we had one whale of a storm front come through yesterday from 1:30 - 2:00 with steady winds rising to 40mph and many, many gusts hitting 60, maybe 70. Just south of here a friend of mine reported pine trees snapped off not at ground level, but about 30 feet up. Miss Cindy lost a few branches off her big sunflowers, but that was about the only damage at my place.
The hitch for Deb's Ford Edge arrived. She has watch a youtube video & is ready to try installing it herself. I'll be helping & supervising. That will get done after the truck is finished.
Read a good one yesterday: "You can shear a sheep often. You can only skin it once". It was part of a discussion about saving for retirement and saving for your future. KYF, your thoughts?
Scott, regarding Deb installing the trailer hitch, she might want to call and talk to Miss Cindy. We installed one on my old 2003 Ford Escape and Cindy wanted to help. So, since she's considerably thinner than the Carpman, I sent her under the car to attach a 12v wire from the front to the back. Where I messed up was connecting the wire to the battery a little early. I did have sense enough to cut the wire flat on the end she was pulling, so it was fully covered by insulation, except for the very tip, of course. So, Cindy did pretty good for a white, pulling the wire along and attaching it to the frame with cable ties. Then I heard a pop and a small yelp, followed by the smell of ozone. Yep, she managed to get the very tip of that wire close to a clean spot of metal on the frame. She came flying out from under that car like a dang angry yellowjacket coming out of the ground. My fault, I admit, I shouldn't have put power to the wire until it was in place. The rest of the installation went fine and the hitch worked fine for many years, as did the trailer wiring.
As for the retirement advice, I certainly wish I'd started "shearing my sheep" earlier than I did. I've heard that same analogy used when it comes to taxing the working class.
Y'all have a good'n and be safe out there. I'm taking a friend to donate blood with me this afternoon and I'm real excited. She's given before, but not for many years. It's one of my favorite charitable activities and if you've never donated, I'd be proud to talk you through the process and answer your questions.