Saturday, June 16, 2012

WPI Upgrades and Illness

The WPI is going to be getting a bunch of upgrades over the next couple of weeks.

Currently on order is a new lower radiator hose and a new EGR valve. But today I purchased a new stereo unit since the current one will not play CDs and the volume knob works when it wants to. I also have the screen to install and Dave gave me a back up camera that will eventually be going in.

Whoa - welcome to 2012. Poor little '80s van has no idea what's coming.

In other news - I have been sick as shit. The past couple of days have brought extreme lower intestinal upset. I'm used to being a bit of a IBS person but now I'm wondering if Crohn's disease isn't the issue. Last night was so bad I didn't really sleep and spent most of the night curled up in a ball of pain. Today I'm running a fever and just feeling generally dumpy. I feel bad for Dave since this makes me a rather unpleasant person to be around (also doesn't help that I'm about to have a visit from the bloody painters)


  1. Greetings Cherry, from a fellow nomad. Very sorry to hear about the illness. Hang in there, but don't be a hero. Gut pain + fever, as I learned a little over a year ago, can be quite serious. Ruptured appendix in my case, and it almost did me in.

    And FYI...the contact link above and to the right doesn't seem to be working.

  2. :( not a good thing...if it was chrons it most likely would have presented itself earlier though (from what little I know).

    Take care of yourself Cherry...we still need to meet! ;)

    a back up cam would be heaven!!!

  3. Unfortunately the contact button generated some spam and I disabled it and just haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.

    As far as my health - I feel much better today. Sometimes my stomach/ guts hate on me. They're becoming finicky as I get older.

  4. Nate from North Chesapeake Bay Vans11:08 AM

    Hi Cherry,

    I hope you're feeling better. I was having some issues a while back myself albeit not to the point where I was in exteme pain. However a nusiance nonetheless. Turns out it was due to the multi-vitamin I was taking. Apparently something in there was not agreeing with my inards. I stopped taking it and within a few days I was probably 90% better.