As some of you may know it is my family responsibility to make my 2 older brothers life a little easier.
My brother Doug flew in from Arizona to go with me to see our oldest brother Jordan. He is a Disabled Vietnam Veteran that is legally, but not totally blind, with numerous other agent orange related problems Diabetes, Parkinsons, Heart, digestive and Kidney problems which make him so weak he must use a wheelchair.They are talking about a feeding tube but he is currently eating Pureed everything. I know the feeding tube is the last step as my father and mother both passed after being given that option. Obviously, he no longer live in his home and is now in the Veterans nursing home in Daytona Beach.
He is a car nut like me and used to have a Lime green 1969 Opel GT until he got a Mazda RX7. He left those behind for a Jaguar XKE which he still has along with a 2002 and 2004 Vette an MGB , a Bugeye Sprite, A MGTD w/a Volvo engine as well as Buell and Harley Motorcycles. He let them all go into disrepair. My job is to get them started and moved into storage or sold. At "My job" today I realized that I have more work ahead than I expected/ imagined. I managed to get the 2 Vettes running with just new Batteries and have the MGTD in the enclosed trailer in storage. The XKE doesn't want to turn over even with a new Battery The bugeye turns over but hasn't started and the Biggest headache, the MGB, has the steering locked and the Key won't turn to unlock it and try to turn it over...The hood release cable appears to be broken and who knows what else. In order to get the cars to the storage yard I need to move the MGB to get to the Bugeye ...I can roll the "E" out to have it flatbedded. I'm looking on you tube etc to see how to attack the MGB ignition etc problems. I wish he still had the 69 Opel GT...then I know I'd get it fixed before I go nuts.
I hate working in the heat and am at wits end. I just needed to vent. I'm back at the Hotel ...just took a shower and got a pep talk from Gerri (who is back in NY) before heading back to the Nursing home..
Wish me luck