Ted’s essays


Dashboard_1Bad News / Good News

Coming back from the local hardware store I dropped down to exactly 25mph in the Strictly Enforced 25mph zone through Darby, and my lovely, faithful pickup did some mild surging for a ways. It was subtle, but I felt it. After a block or so, it went away.

BUT the Check Engine light did not go away.

We, the pickup and I, have an appointment with the Code Talker Monday at 0830.

Oh, yeah, the good news you ask? I wasn’t in Challis, Idaho or Craters Of The Moon when this all came down.

By the time we get there sometime in the very near future, whatever the issue is will be resolved – at home with our trusted local artisans – or even my own tools and shop, depending on the nature of the problem.