Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Bus Hydration And Inflation

We all need to stay hydrated. You know that, right? Especially in the midst of a pandemic. The last thing you want to do is get dehydrated.

The BoggsMobile needs to stay hydrated too. We keep plenty of diesel going through the tank and engine, but there are several more fluids it needs too. 

It has been a while since I have been to the auto parts store and I was shocked at so many sparsely stocked shelves. I had to visit a conglomeration of places to get all that I needed and even then some brands were nowhere to be found.

I needed four gallons of windshield washer fluid, two gallons of oil for the bus engine, two gallons of antifreeze for the bus, two quarts of Dexron transmission fluid for the power steering system of the bus and oil and fuel filters and one gallon of synthetic oil for the generator.

Antifreeze type, Oil brands and viscosity are important to me as well as filter brands, but I will take any brand for windshield washer fluid. One parts guy had received a shipment of the filter I needed that morning, but it had been back-ordered for many days. He only received twelve and I bought three.

Here was my final hall after parts store hopping across town.

I would be ashamed to tell you how much I spent on my shopping trip, but it was twice as much as my first car payment 37 years ago. Ouch!

I wish I could believe the officials and their willing accomplices in the press when they try to spin inflation as a good sign of a healthy economy. We could use a little more hydration and a little less inflation.

Thank you for stopping by today.


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