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February 28, 2021


Bought tapeworm pills (praziquantel tablets) for cats from Petco today down the hill. Each tablet contains 23 mg praziquantel. Gave Pokey 1 tapeworm pill today 3:30 p.m. 2/28/2021.

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 28, 2021 at 3:33 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

BBQ Places

Jen has recently taken me to 2 bbq places that we used to go to:

1) Moe's Original BBQ
2589 S Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO
(303) 984-7427

2) Cafe Mexicali
2850 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO
(303) 442-5588

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 28, 2021 at 10:28 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

February 25, 2021

1997 Tahoe Fuse Box


1 STOP/HAZ Stop/TCC Switch, Buzzer, CHMSL, Hazard Lamps, Stop Lamps
2 T CASE Transfer Case
3 CTSY Courtesy Lamps, Cargo Lamp, Glove Box Lamp, Dome/Reading Lamps, Vanity Mirrors, Power Mirrors
4 GAGES Instrument Cluster, DRL Relay, Lamp Switch, Keyless Entry, Low Coolant Module, Illuminated Entry Module, DRAC (Diesel Engine)
5 RR WAC RR HVAC Controls
6 CRUISE Cruise Control
7 AUX PWR Aux Power Outlet
8 CRANK AirBag System
9 PARK LPS License Lamp, Parking Lamps, Taillamps, Roof Marker Lamps, Tailgate Lamps, Front Sidemarkers, Fog Lamp Relay, Door Switch Illumination, Fender Lamps, Headlamp Switch Illumination
10 AIR BAG Air Bag System
11 WIPER Wiper Motor, Washer Pump
12 HTR-A/C A/C, A/C Blower, High Blower Relay
13 CIG LTR Power Amp, Rear Liftglass, Cigarette Lighter, Door Lock Relay, Power Lumbar Seat
14 ILLUM 4WD Indicator, Cluster, Front and Rear Comfort Controls, Instrument Switches, Radio Illumination, Chime Module
15 DRL-FOG DRL Relay, Fog Lamp Relay
16 TURN-B/U Front and Rear Turn Signals, Back-up Lamps, BTSI Solenoid
17 RADIO Radio (Ignition)
18 BRAKE 4WAL/VCM, ABS, Cruise Control
19 RADIO BATT Radio (Battery)
20 TRANS PRNDL, Automatic Transmission, Speedometer, Check Gages, Warning Lights
21 Variable Effort Steering / Security/Steering
22 Not Used
23 RR Wiper Rear Wiper, Rear Wash Pump
24 4WD Front Axle, 4WD Indicator Lamp, TP2 Relay (Gasoline Engine)
A (Circuit Breaker) PWR ACCY Pwr Door Lock, 6-Way Pwr Seat, Keyless Entry Module
B (Circuit Breaker) PWR WDOS Power Windows


Posted by Rob Kiser on February 25, 2021 at 11:01 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Appointment for Tahoe at the Littleton DMV

I set up an appointment at the DMV in Littleton for today. Originally, my DMV appointment was at 9:00 a.m., but then we got hammered with about 6"-8" of snow last night, so they canceled the early morning appointments. But Margie and I just drove down there anyway to see what we could get done.

The problem is that the Tahoe has no plates on it, and it's sitting over in Arvada at Harlan Towing's tow lot, covered in a foot of snow. But they won't release it to me unless I can get the plates sorted out.

So, even though my appointment is canceled due to the heavy snows, we drive down there anyway to the Jeffco DMV at 11139 Bradford Rd, Littleton, and just beg them to help us out. They tell us to come back at 10:00 a.m., so we hang around for a bit down the hill, and then at 10:00 a.m. we go back, and after I provide proof of insurance, they give me a temporary driver's license and ostensibly, this should be enough to get Harlan Towing in Arvada to release the vehicle.

So, we drive up to Harlan Towing in Arvada. 6260 W 56th Ave, Arvada, Colorado.

So, I pay them for their towing and storage fees, but now my Tahoe is covered in a foot of snow, sitting in their lot, and the engine won't even turn over. So he brings out a little portable battery/starter kit and hooks the cables up to the Tahoe's battery, and it eventually starts up.

So, I say thanks and goodbye to Margie, and now, I'm driving the Tahoe around down the hill with a foot of snow on the roof and now I go to the emissions place (Air Care Colorado location at 5175 Marshall Street), and they do an emissions test and say that it failed. I need to get a new gas cap, he says, so I ride up a local auto parts store, go back to the Air Care Colorado location at 5175 Marshall Street. This time, he says I passed. So now, I go back to the DMV in 11139 Bradford Rd, Littleton, CO. I don't have an appointment, but the guy recognizes me from earlier in the morning, and now, he gives me my plates and my stickers that I need to put on the Tahoe so that I now have legit plates for the Tahoe.

I drive home, and put the stickers on the rear license plate, and then put both license plates on the Tahoe. So now, finally, I'm driving around legally. I have plates and insurance and now I'm in a pretty good situation.

Then, I start trying to sort out why the left turn signal makes a rapid clicking sound. THis happens when the turn signals aren't working. I pull the rear light covers and start trying to diagnose the problem. Eventually, it just sorts itself out. Now, my turn signals work. Not sure what the issue was.

Now, to get the other vehicles straightened out.

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 25, 2021 at 8:09 PM : Comments (1) | Permalink

Rear Lights on 97 Tahoe

The 97 Tahoe has 3 rear lights, arranged vertically, on each side.

L1 R1
L2 R2
L3 R3

The lights perform as follows:
1) Headlights on = L1,L2,R1,R2.
2) Brake Lights activated
3) Hazard lights on
4) Left Turn signal
5) Right Turn Signal

These are the replacement bulbs that I found at Walmart.

For some reason, the Left Turn would blink rapidly, indicating that a bulb was out. But then, after a while, it stopped. Not clear why it would perform this way. A short would explain it, but I don't have a lot of info on the problem at this point. As of now, it's working fine.

The other trick is to put the screws into the plastic rear tail light assemblies. It's hard to get the screws started without dropping them down into the hull/frame of the Tahoe. So, I dropped a couple down in there, trying to re-fasten the tail light assemblies to the frame of the Tahoe. So, I went to Home Depot tonight and had them help me find what appears to be some identical sheet metal screws.

The ones that I bought at Home Depot are "Panhead Phillips #8 x 5/8 inches sheet metal screws".

There are still some issues with the Tahoe that I need to address:
1) Brakes are not great. Some pulsation in the brakes. Might take it into Just Brakes or some place similar.
2) Interior light (in the ceiling of the Tahoe) doesn't work for some reason.
3) Need to replace passenger side windshield wiper and rear windshield wiper.
4) It won't spray the windshield washer fluid onto the windshield, even though the windshield fluid reservoir is full.
5) it also won't spray fluid on the rear windshield, and I believe it is supposed to.
5) Probably wouldn't hurt to do an oil change.
6) Could use a new set of tires.
7) It seems to have some issues switching from 4wd Low Range to 4wd High Range to 2wd and the light/indicator seems to switch to the various options sporadically.

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 25, 2021 at 3:21 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

February 20, 2021

Petco Bayer Tapeworm Dewormer Tablets for Cats

Bayer Tapeworm Dewormer Tablets for Cats, 3 pack

$14.98 reg $24.99

8100 W Crestline Ave Unit D,
Littleton, CO 80123

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 20, 2021 at 6:34 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

February 17, 2021

The seas only gifts are harsh blows

"The sea's only gifts are harsh blows and, occasionally, the chance to feel strong. Now, I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions, facing blind, deaf stone alone, with nothing to help you but your own hands and your own head."

― Primo Levi

Posted by Rob Kiser on February 17, 2021 at 12:45 AM : Comments (0) | Permalink

February 15, 2021

Into The Wild - Debunked


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February 11, 2021






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