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Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - Brenham TX

Sunrise at Okatibbee Lake, Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS, December 8, 2008
Sunrise at Okatibbee Lake, Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS, December 8, 2008

Do it yourself, John

Some days it takes a while to settle down and eject the notion that keeps creeping into my head that I need an expert to do these things. It's just a sensor held in place by two screws. What's the big deal? As far as I can tell from a bit of internet research there is no big deal - put the new one on and let the computer get used to it. I think I was mis-led by the Patriot Ford mechanic who diagnosed the problem and told me at the time that Ford 460 engines used in RVs require a special TP sensor that has limited availability. For my search of the part number he gave me and how it relates to the commonly available sensor I'm going to a calculated guess that he's wrong. We'll see.

A little Googling turned up a Napa store, a phone call had a part ordered and I had it in hand at 2:00 pm. By 4:30 I had my propane tank filled at a propane dealer recommended the Napa guy, had dumped my tanks at a municipal dump station the propane gal sent me to, and had the doghouse off and the new sensor in place.

The engine seemed to run fine and the transmission seemed to hold lockup on the brief test run I made - tomorrow we'll see how things go on my travels.

Travel route for the day

From Brenham TX

To Brenham TX

Night camp

Wal-Mart Parking Lot in Brenham TX

Wal-Mart Supercenter in Brenham TX

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #321, 203 Us Loop 290 West, Brenham, TX 77833 - (979) 836-1118

This is Easy

Naturally, the common people don't want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.

Nuremberg Diary, Herman Goring, interviewed at Nuremberg by Gustave Gilbert

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