For the last few months we have been having problems with our electric fence on the goats pasture. Try as we might we could not find the cause of the problem. We had spent hours looking for the fault but to no avail.
Then I thought about something I had not remembered in over 45 years. When I was growing up my Dad would teach me basic radio and electric theory. As a young teenager I was not interested in this but out of respect I listened to him. Well those lessons he taught me years ago did sink in a bit.
On a dark and rainy night, I remembered what he taught me. I thought could this really be the problem after all this searching?? In my head I heard my Dad's voice "Peter that is the problem", and my response "Ok Dad how do I fix it?" I paused there in the rain and he spoke again through all those years with the answer. I did what he told me and a problem that had me stumped for months was over.
My first thought was I need to call and thank him, to tell him that it was his lessons all those years ago that gave me the answer. Then I caught myself and realized just how long it had been since he was gone.
So here and now I say Thank You Dad for teaching me even though at the time I did not want to learn. I so miss you....!