Nathanael

Thoughts and Happenings…

Back to TN…

YES Finally I am back to Nashville. I know I should have told you all of what has gone on the past like week with my Birthday and getting everything ready to be back here and all that but to be honest I really don’t feel like writing about all that right now cause I am a little tiered.

I will tell you this.. My brother and I started on Monday a challenge to see who could get in shape faster (NO JORDAN YOU ARE GOING DOWN). He has a slight advantage cause I am not allowed to work out my upper body cause of my stupid shoulder. It is still separated from last Dec from Snowboarding. But hey it is ok I am in Physical therapy right now so hopefully it wont be to long.

My next post I will let you in on all what has happened. I am going to be playing tomorrow at Belmont after the Freshman Synodia Sermon and stuff. It will be quite interesting cause I have a few songs ready but not a lot so we will see how I do. Oh real quick I am really excited cause I am sitting in front of my new Plasma TV writing this watching the Olympics, just wanted you to know…

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August 24, 2008 Posted by | Fun, Housing, Other, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pictures from CA…

Here are some pictures from CA while I was there.

 

Executive Building at the Disney Studio Lot

Executive Building at the Disney Studio Lot

 

Friends that I never knew were there in CA till the end of the trip...

Friends that I never knew were there in CA till the end of the trip...

Oh yeah such a Happy Place at Jamba Juice

Oh yeah such a Happy Place at Jamba Juice

Original Cell in Animation Building Disney Studio's

Original Cell in Animation Building Disney Studio

Going to the Angels vs Mariners Game...

Going to the Angels vs Mariners Game...

 

Jordan and I at the Game

Jordan and I at the Game

 

August 17, 2008 Posted by | California, Friends, Fun, Other, Reflection, Travel, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Angles Game Tonight….

Going to the Angels Game tonight with my Brother! It is going to be pretty sweet I will be sure to post up some pictures.

August 12, 2008 Posted by | Baseball Game, California, Fun | Leave a comment

How to Fix Grand Cherokee Brake Lights…

I forgot to post how you fix your Brake Lights and Tail lights on a Grand Cherokee. At least this is what fixed mine when the brake lights where dim during the day and when I turned on my lights at night I would loose Taillights and Brake Lights. Hopefully it will work for you too. Be Blessed

 

1. Remove the tail light assembly. Most of you know how to remove the light assembly if you’ve changed bulbs, so I won’t cover that. 

2. disconnect the wiring harness by sliding the red locking clip to the side in order to press the side of the male connector and pull apart. 

3. Once you’ve got the tail assembly away from the vehicle and on a bench, remove the light socket for the tail/brake light. You will see 3 silver contact points inside the black plastic ring. 2 are grouped together and there is one that is opposite of the 2. The one by itself is the ground; the other two are the contacts for the tail light and brake light. The problem lies with the ground connector. (BTW, I tested continuity with all lights and contacts including the turn signal and the reverse light to verify that the circuit board itself was good, and it was). 

4. clean all contacts with a Q-Tip and some sort of contact cleaner – rubbing alcohol will work. 

5. You should notice that the ground contact is depressed into the plastic and the plastic itelf is slightly warped down. I was able to use a small pair of needle nose pliers that have a 45 degree angle to press up on the contact from underneath using the opposite lip of the hole as leverage (very carefully). Once it had moved up a bit, I was able to wedge a mini-flathead screwdriver in between the metal contact and the plastic to force the contact up even further (again, very carefully). Once it looked even with the rest, gently reinsert the connector and test. 

 

Good Luck! Let me know if it works for you as well.

August 8, 2008 Posted by | Delimas, JGC Brake Lights, Other | Leave a comment

Men Fix Their Own Cars…

Ok so my last post was telling you what was going wrong with my car and what I did through out the weekend. This one is going to tell you how God just blessed me today by helping me fix my car by myself. So at the beginning of this week I still have no taillights or brake lights at night. It is getting really frustrating cause people keep yelling at me and honking at me and I can’t drive at night right. Well Yesterday which was Wed. the 6th I decided too look online to see if any other Jeeps where having the same problem. Well to my surprise there were a lot. Jeep probably should recall a lot of jeeps to fix cause they are all having the same problem. But back to my story. I was just about to give up when I saw one more page that I could read and it was a question and answer page. So decided to read it. Well the guy had the same kind of JGC I had with the same problems and under was some random guy that answered him. He said he had the same issues and fixed it buy doing this and that. I looked at it for a sec and was wondering if it would actually work on my car. So I decided to be a mechanic and try ha ha. It worked! It took me about 2 hours to do with all the wiring and Grounding and stuff but I fixed my car with God’s help cause i am no mechanic. Now my Taillights and Brake lights work better than before.  So yes I was feeling like a manly man at that moment.

That part of my day made everything else go great. But to top it all off I met up with a friend I just found out that was out here and she took me to a apt building and we went to the roof to grill out with her friends. you could see all of Downtown LA it was so much fun! I met a lot of cool people there too. there was this one guy that he and I came up with this incredible idea for a shop, but I can’t tell you cause you wil want to steal it cause it is BRILLIANT!!!!

August 8, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, Break Down, California, Delimas, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Where to Begin?…

Ok so this past weekend actually was pretty awesome. I got to Azusa, CA on Friday night trying to figure out what I was going to do then finally decided to rent a movie. But I got a call from my friend Sarah and they wanted me to come eat with them at Cocos so of course I will come eat, I mean how can I pass up food right. So needless to say it was a fun time eating with Sarah her mom and Bethany or so called (BF) from Sarah. Well after we eat they head to some Book extravaganza where they are releasing a new book and I go home to watch my movie.

Something I need to tell you before the next part is, I have been having trouble for about a year with my car. You see my taillights and brake lights were going out a lot and I kept getting pulled over because I would be missing one or the other side, you know what I mean. Well about 2 weeks ago this weird electrical problem started to take over my car right and now I would have Taillights as brake lights during the day (which are dim) and at night when I turned on my lights I would loose both Taillights and brake lights so I had nothing on my back of my car.

Ok so after you knowing that I am driving home and every person that drives by me both ways was waving at me yelling at me and honking that I don’t have lights. Of course I know this that is why I try not to drive at night. Well after watching my movie (Vantage Point) that night I try to get rest and plan on trying to take it in the next day to get fixed. So the next morning rolls around and I have band practice but afterward I take my car to a couple different places to see if they could tell me what is wrong, and guess what NOTHING. They were all like you have to take it to a dealer and leave it with them. Of course I am out here in CA and I have no time to take my car and leave it. So I decide just to wait and pray right. But after all the excitement of trying to fix my car which i didn’t, I went out by the pool and chilled there for the rest of the afternoon, WHICH WAS AMAZING!!!!! Sarah and I had a new friend come over to hang with us (Lauren), She was really cool and liked to have fun.

That evening we went over to Jake’s house (Bethany’s BF) and watched 21 and ate Cookies (MY FAVORITE) It was a nice relaxing evening and then after we got home I went out with a friend to chill and it became a late night before I knew it.

i know this is getting really long but hey your the one reading it. So Sunday rolled around and I was pretty tired but you know what, the sermon that the Pastor preached was just what I needed to hear. You see there had been some stuff in my life that I needed to confess but I hadn’t and that is kind of what he preached on. So yes i confessed them On Sunday and now I feel so much better. It is hard for us as humans not to dwell on our pasts, and wonder how God doesn’t do the same. But I can assure you He does not. He forgives and Forgets!

Sunday afternoon was one of just sitting at Sarah’s house just resting and watching the Incredibles! So yeah it was nice then I had to drive back home to my place. So yeah that is the weekend and I will post another post about the past two days…..

August 6, 2008 Posted by | Break Down, California, Delimas, People | Leave a comment