The Truck having arrived just over a week ago from California. I've managed to hit every single bump in my little town. Some more than once. I'm pretty sure this old truck is going to shake to pieces some day. Having left the bunker early this AM heading south on the Highway towards the office, one of the smaller Radiator hoses sprung a leak and was leaking coolant on the thermostat housing and manifold. It looked really bad when I pulled off the road with steam pouring out from under the hood.
What I needed was a couple gallons of coolant or water and about 4 inches of duct tape. What I had was about 12 oz of water and a cloth I use to check fluid levels. With the car key was able to cut the hem off the cloth and jury rigged a small patch for the cracked radiator hose. Just as I was finishing up another car pulled off the road just ahead of me and offered a Jug of coolant and a gallon of water from his trunk. We had never met before. He was just another Joe heading into work. I asked him why he stopped to help. He said "You're TEA Party Right?" "You're Ex-Navy Right?" I responded in the affimative. "Thats why I stopped" He said, and we shook hands as I thanked him for his generosity. Really? That's what the TEA Party does for fellow patriots like themselves. That Gadsden is better than a Triple A Sticker any day.
Guess whats going in the back of the truck tonight.