Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heads or Tails

This week's Heads or Tails meme is to write about any of the 5 senses. I don't think I'll hit on all of them but I definitely will hit on a couple of them.

This is longer than it has to be, but I think it might be interesting lol.

For Christmas I got Barb a new am/fm cd player for her car. I brought it home and wrapped it up so she could see what she had got, She had an am/fm cassette player in her car, but it had a cassette stuck in the player that just wouldn't come out. Her car also has the controls for the radio and heat on the steering wheel, so when I bought the new radio I told the people there that the radio had to be one that worked with it. So after Christmas I took the car back to where I bought it to have the new radio installed. First thing they tell me after they get the car where they install radios was that the radio that I had bought didn't work with the steering wheel control...UGH. So they let me see a couple they had that did and I got one that did work with it. But, they didn't have the correct interface controller for her car. They ordered it and it got in about a week later. I guess by now you're wondering where this is going and what it has to do with any "senses? lol. Anyway, I took it back this past Monday to have them install the interface and now everything works like it's supposed to, almost lol.

After I got the car back from them installing the controller, I thought everything was fine until I looked at the gas gauge. It wasn't working properly. This has happened in the past when we had work done on the car that required the battery to be disconnected. The gas gauge does this funny thing where it actually goes past it's stop and doesn't register anything. I've been told this is a fairly common thing on GM cars.

So to the point of this meme. I went out this morning and fixed the gas gauge on Barbs car. It took a good "feel" to get it apart and then figure out how to fix the gauge. I had to "see" where all the screws holding it together were also. After I fixed the gauge I reset her radio to the correct time and date also. So, I "feel" good about doing this also.

So, thats my input for this meme this week. I know it was a bit long, but I tried to relate it to the meme.

Till next time BYE!!


Skittles said...

I'm glad it's fixed and I'm sure it will be worth all the time and work.. especially on road trips!!! Can you tell I want to go on another? :)

Misty Dawn said...

Yay! Now Barb can think of you every time she hears the music coming from her radio and can see how much fuel she has ;-)

Natalie said...

Yay for being handy and knowing how to fix it!

Siani said...

Yay! You finally got it all fixed :). I bet you feel good for having done that! Happy Tuesday.

Andrée said...

It is 2008 for goodness sake, so why all the bother with a simple radio? I think it is done purposefully to require more money. I've given up on all of that and simply play my iPod thru the radio now. No more outrageously expensive car radios for me! I'm free!!