You've gotta get up pretty early in the morning to fool Hick about the particulars of an automobile. He knows make and model and years manufactured just by looking at fins or grills. He can take an engine apart and put it back together, without any extra parts left over! He even sawed off part of a semi truck and converted it to a dump truck for his buddy.
A-Cad almost stumped Hick.
I mentioned yesterday that Hick went against my orders and left in A-Cad before I got up. Even Steven, it seems, gave Hick his comeuppance for his trouble. Here's the story, according to Hick.
"I knew something was wrong when I opened the door to get in, and no lights came on. I figured maybe the battery was dead, so I raised the hood. I couldn't find the battery! I looked all over! It had a place to JUMP the battery, some connectors...but it didn't have a battery! I connected my cables and jumped it from T-Hoe, to get it running. Then I took it to Mick the Mechanic to have him take a look at it. I left it running while I talked to him, maybe 20 minutes, and when we came out and hooked up the battery tester, it showed the battery was low, so I didn't want to take a chance on our trip, and had him put in a new one."
"So Mick knew where the battery was?"
"NO! He said he'd never worked on an Acadia like that. I finally got my phone connection to work, and looked it up. The battery is under the floor panel in the back passenger seat!"
"You mean you lift the mat, and there it is?"
"Well, it's in a little compartment. There's a kind of trap door. But if you get an acid leak, that's not good!"
Let the record show that A-Cad is a 2016, which means we got him in the fall of 2015.
No reason for a battery to go dead yet! Not in my opinion. Like Hick said,
T-Hoe hasn't had one in five years. Then again, Hick is the one who bought T-Hoe's
battery back then and put it in, and he got a good battery. I guess we're lucky Hick didn't open up that trapdoor and find dead hamsters draped over their wheel like subjects in a Salvador Dali painting.
I guess if we had bothered to crack open A-Cad's manual over the past three years, we might have known where to find the battery...