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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sometimes it's about what you're not doing

I'm not shoveling, freezing, or coughing my lungs out. That's a good thing. Before we left to head south I was so sick that it was all I could do to pack the van. Often when I got behind the wheel I'd have to wait for my coughing to settle down before I could drive. After a week in the warmth I felt a whole lot better.

There's a fair chance that I won't have any Internet connection the next few days. If I'm not posting it's probably just because we are out in the boonies.

The campground here has respectable wifi, but only in a very limited area. It took from Friday until Tuesday morning to get my financial stuff squared away. My banking is not as easy as I'd like, but I've discovered suitable work arounds. The thing I'm not doing is staying home so I can do business in person.

Looks like my phone with my pictures won't be coming back to life. It's bad enough when they get wet, but when it's salt water one must pretty much give up hope. I found my old camera but I don't have the right USB cord for it. The frustration thing is that I've got about 6 of those back home. I don't think I'm going to buy a 7th -not for an old low resolution camera.

Come to think of it, there are a heck of a lot of things I'm not doing -like climbing a corporate ladder somewhere. A lot of “doing” is overrated. Hitler was into doing things too.



  1. try goodwill or salvation army for a spare cord at a cheap price


  2. Can't you take the memory card out of it so you can retrive the pictures?

  3. Diesel Issues:
    I've spent a fair amount of time researching your fuel pump issues. I am appalled at the number of people who have multiple issues from fuel pumps, injectors and overall engine failures on new and late model Ford diesel vehicles with some who are out of warantee resulting in $7,000 to $24,000 repair. I have found a number of accounts that cite restrictions in the fuel supply system caused by debris, then as a result the pump or injectors fail from fuel starvation.

    I agree with your finding the restriction in the fuel line (possibly from internal decay) may very well be the culprit here.

    At this time believe that if you replace all your lines and remove and clean the main tank may be a wise investment of your time. Also adding a fuel pressure gauge may act as an early warning indicator that trouble is on its way.

    Below are a few links to pump sellers:

    Rock Auto
    2001 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY Fuel Lift Pump,carcode,1372519,parttype,14938 $150.00

    Rock Auto Pump specs:

    FASS Pumps: $635.00 $635.00 $530.00 - . $650.00

    FASS Pump Benefits:
    Consistent Flow of Fuel
    Reliable High Volume Pumps
    Increase Horse Power
    Increase Torque
    Increase Fuel Economy
    Reduces Carbon Monoxide & Carbon Dioxide
    13,000 - 15,000 Hour Life Expectancy that Equates to 500,000 Plus Miles
    Adjustable PSI

    Hope this helps or is at least food for thought.

    Enjoy your time in Florida while sailing and not shoveling snow!