Well, today Barry decided after working on the engine with Captain Geoffrey that this option (fixing it up) could be eliminated. I don’t know enough about engines to explain it, but the engine didn’t have compression.
Geoffrey tried hard to convince Barry not to give up on it so quickly but we also realize that fixing engines is his livelihood and he was seeing a job melt away.
We ended up storing the engine with Alan Labbs (a gentleman from our ward in Jupiter that is a machinist.) He will be a lot of help to us in other ways. He use to make water makers and might be able to get us one at a cheap price.
Today we took our first shower from our solar shower. Accept for the fact that it was dark and windy and the sun wasn’t shining, oh I already mentioned that, I could imagine that it might be a pleasant experience. We just couldn’t stand going one more day without one.
We won’t torture the kids though. We will wait until it is nice and sunny and make it a happy memory for them to enjoy. Actually it wasn’t as bad as it sounds, but it sure helps us appreciate the warm water we have always taken for granted.
Warm water is nice, but here in Florida it isn’t something we need. Need, and want are two different things and taking care of my son is what I need to do right now, bye.