Last Saturday morning when my wife and I got into the Jeep to head off to the flea market and when I turned the key all I heard was a bunch of clicking. Dang, the battery died. Now, that makes you feel real helpless when your only vehicle, except for a motor-home, will not run. What if we were heading for a really important appointment (like a scheduled out-patient surgery) and I have no way of getting there. Most places don't have room to park a diesel pusher motor-home at or anywhere near where your appointment is. I always used to have two vehicles that were small enough to go most places. Well, my son came through. Luckily he wasn't at work. Since it was the first day of a holiday weekend, he was off work for the first Saturday for a long time. He picked me and the battery up and off to the auto-parts store we went.
This battery was less than 3 years old. The guy at the parts store tested it and said it was rechargeable, but I told him I wanted a new one so he discounted the new one and back home we headed with the new battery. I cleaned up the contacts and put the new battery in and the Jeep started right up, so off to the flea market we went, a little late but better than never. BTW, I wasn't going to write about the dead battery, but figured I should because that would give me a quick way of checking when I bought this battery. Blogs are good for many things, right? I remember that Ben used to say that. Now, you all have a great holiday today, you hear?