Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Adventures in auto maintenance as told by Jim on his blog...
"It was rainy day, but it was interesting and an adventure whenever Rich is in town. We planned a lunch at a local eatery, but ran into some problems with his 1994 Honda. It was a car that he drove from Tucson in the last few days to deposit here as transportation when he's in town. He had no problems until shortly after I rode with him to the local Ace Hardware store to get bolts to hold on his new Minnesota license plates. While we were in the store, his battery failed. We called AAA and the adventure began. After a trip to Sears and an encounter with Jim the Battery Man, who recommended a new alternator, Rich bought a battery charger and we came to my house to plug it in. The alternator would have cost nearly the same as the car's current resale value."
"We missed tennis. It was too cold, anyhow, in my opinion - barely 50 degrees. We did get a late lunch at the Pie Shoppe and a safe ride here in my trusty Matrix. It was a good time and as is usually the case, a day with Rich is not without interesting incidents. The whole story is his to tell."
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.