Month: September 2013

What is this?

I’m curious if anyone’s ever seen anything like this.  I know it’s not related to myeloma.  It’s more likely related to an injury I had when I was a teenager.  I just can’t remember anything happening to this finger recently.

What happens is, it’s a little bit sore at the knuckle.  There’s a bump there, on top, which you can’t really see from this view.

These are the distal and middle phalanxes of the left hand’s middle finger.  There should be space between the two bones.  Yes, I asked my doctor about this, and have completely forgotten what she said, except that there’s nothing to be done about it.

Anyway, it’s sort of fun just to see kind of what we look like on the inside.  Except for when blood is involved, I say.

Finger X-Ray

1989 Honda Accord SEi dashboard brake light goes on

I had to have my car inspected for the registration renewal last week.  As is my usual practice, I put it off until the last minute.  I hoped to get to the DMV before 5:00pm on Friday.  I got everything done that I needed to do, and the car is good to go.

But, when I got into the car after leaving the inspection station, I noticed that the brake light was illuminated.  I didn’t leave myself any time to bother with it.  At first, I thought maybe the emergency brake just wasn’t fully disengaged.  It was, though.  I’m impatient, and I was in a huge hurry, so I drove to the DMV to get the registration taken care of.  I figured I’d deal with the brake light later on.

I checked the manual, and here’s what it said:   CAUTION: The arrow on the reservoir cap must be pointin (meant to be “pointing”) forward after the cap is installed. Make sure the brake warning switch wiring doesn’t get caught between the cap and top edge of the brake fluid reservoir.

 

1989 Honda Accord brake light on ArrowAtFront
1. Brake light on after inspection. 2. RTFM.
ArrowNotFront BrakeLightOFF
3. Point arrow in right direction,
making sure wires aren’t pinched.
4. Brake light not on.