More Progress…And Morons Running America.

Up and at ’em before it gets oppressively hot here in the swamp off the Saint Johns River in DeBary, FL.

Start off with the good news. I was able to remove the passenger seat in the Mitsubishi Montero Sport SUV. The new bed, as shown in the previous post, takes up most of the interior of the vehicle behind the seats to the tailgate. It left no room to put the 12-volt fridge I have. And I’m NOT going on a multi-month expedition without it!

Removing the back seat was easy. THIS was a challenge. The seat is on a tracks so it can be moved forwards and backwards. There are four bolts holding the tracks, two to a side. The outboard side was simple and easy to get to.

So was the forward bolt on the inboard track, but the aft bolt was partially blocked by the center console cowling. Apparently no way to get a wrench on it.

So I dismantled the back of the seat first and then got the bottom off after taking out four bolts there. The outboard track just lifted off. I couldn’t remove the center console but then discovered that the plastic obscuring the bolt was reasonably pliable. I was able to bend it back and get a socket down on the bolt and, voila, out came the track. Now I’ve got plenty of room for the fridge.

Yes, I KNOW it’s messy, Captain Obvious. Now, piss off!


You’ve read about how stupid the driver from FedEx was about handing my package to some unknown who apparently disappeared with it. Well, now the USPS is giving FedEx a run for their money.

I ordered a large container to store a lot of stuff on my journey.

It was SUPPOSED to arrive at my maildrop yesterday, Thursday, June 10. It didn’t. I got a message saying the delivery had been delayed. Here’s how things went…

Thursday, June 10 – 5:00 PM Delivery Delay

7:20 AM – Package transferred to another carrier for delivery. Orange City, FL

5:41 AM Package departed an Amazon facility Davenport, FL

3:00 AM Package has left the carrier facility. Davenport, FL US

Okay. Now Orange City abuts DeBary where the mail drop is. The Orange City Post office is 3.6 miles from the drop box location. But do they return it there for delivery on Friday? HELL, NO! They effin send it to Stuart, FL :

8:51 AM Package arrived at a carrier facility. Stuart, FL

That’s a round trip of 356 effin’ miles!!!

Ten to one all these idiots believe the five deferment draft dodger Donald Trump is a patriot and undoubtedly voted for the Giant Orange Wart.

People sometimes ask me what it was I liked so much about Panama. Well, for one thing, it isn’t HERE!!! (And before any rightwing moron reading this says “Then why don’t you go back?” I say, “Get Medicare to pay when I’m not living in this country and I’ll be gone.” In the meantime…


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2 responses to “More Progress…And Morons Running America.

  1. Louis Seldon

    If you haven’t been keeping up on Panama, too many werdo ExPats in Pamama now, many from the USA with attitudes, during the CV-19 Panama “locked down” & men & women could go out only 3 times a week for 2 hours (seniors 2 extra hours but not adjacent to the hours they were allowed out), hours allowed out were IAW their cedular #. If people went out the policia would throw them in the carcel. Then after the lock down quarantine was lifted a “redneck Texian couple” (quote from the reported) refused to wear their mask in the super mercado so the mercado security called the policia outside in the street who locked up the people, then searched their residence & found illegals guns, drugs & an illegal business, both were deported back to Texas, wonder if Texas authority know they are coming since they probably have pending warrants for them in the states??
    Mas tardes amigo de Chagres.

  2. oldsalt1942

    There were a ton of weirdo American expats when I was living down there. That’s one of the reasons I lived in small-town Boqueron. I was, for five years, anyway, the ONLY gringo in town. Everyone knew me and they loved me, too. Back, probably a dozen years now, when they had a big fiesta for their patron saint they published a 16 page magazine. Half a page was dedicated to a story about ME! As you know the hills around Boquete is filled with non-Spanish-speaking gringos who huddle up with each other all day long so they can persist on speaking only English. I nearly never went to Boquete.