Sunday, May 19, 2019

She's pumping just fine now!

7:09 am - Sunday - May 19th - Ramona, CA - 53° F, 84% humidity, wind 1 mph out of the southwest.....raining today with a forecast high of 59° F.....the view today.....↴

Saturday began with my son-in-law, Nick, helping me remove and replace my erstwhile VW Beetle fuel pump.  I was 90% sure a failed fuel pump was culprit in last Saturday's ERS call to Good Sam.....there is always a little doubt, right?  Well, that is exactly what it was.  Within 35 minutes we had the new pump installed.  Next up was to fire up the Beetle, and it started immediately running just fine now that it was getting fuel once again!  Getting that fuel pump installed was so important for us as I have two doctor appointments coming up Monday (Pacific Eye Institute), and Tuesday (Cardiologist followup) and we need a car.  If our car was not going to run, we needed to make other arrangements pretty quickly.  Thank you Nick for doing such a great job.....I was the spectator, as I should be, and he did the work.  In preparation for the task we both watched a few YouTube videos on how to perform the task, so we both had a very good idea as to how the process should go.  There were no surprises, and the new fuel pump is pumping just fine once again, right along with my heart!

The rest of Saturday was all about time with family.........

Grandchildren Brayden, Crosby and Jolene

......we capped off the day at the Red Barn, aka: Clubhouse, with a family BBQ.  There are two large BBQ's there, a community fireplace, and dining tables inside.  We all moved up there around 5:30 pm, and spent the next three hours grilling two very large salmon steaks my daughter Meredith had bought at COSTCO, eating, drinking, talking, laughing and reflecting around the fire.....just as families do on occasions such as this weekend.....

Kate and Nick playing pool in the Clubhouse

.......around 8:45 pm we cleaned up after ourselves, and headed for our respective abodes for the evening.  No one left that fireplace without a very expansive smile upon their face.  It was a day that exceeded all of our expectations by a mile, and I am so grateful my children, spouses and significant others took time out of their busy lives to spend time with TLE and I this weekend, especially in light of the events of this past week.  Life is good, and my cup runneth over, for sure.

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  1. Hope you ordered a spare fuel pump....and sorry to hear about your heart problems. Had a B-in-Law who just went through similar thing...amazing what they can do these days medically.

    1. Hi Dave....I didn't, but you're right...I should order a spare, then I'll be sure it will never fail again.

  2. I get busy for a week and don't check your blog and boy do I miss everything. I am so happy you are on the road to recovery. Love the photos, family is everything. Take care, Mike