While we arrived in MS and started to unpack on April 1st, the first day of my retirement, I had arranged to have my 1973 MG-B shipped separately. We were reunited two weeks later. As we are renting a house until we build soon and the house we are renting does not have a garage, I wanted to find a place to store the car. On the adjoining property next to ours is an open air shed that I received permission to use. It seemed to be working well until just the other day. When the car didn’t start even with the help of jumper cables I was bewildered as it had been running really well just the day before. When the bonnet (what we call a hood) was raised, the reason became evident why the car wouldn’t start: an animal was building a nest there. Turns out that pack rats like to move in quickly. There was nesting material everywhere; twigs, leaves, grass, etc.. Plus, it had started to chew on the wiring. As my friend said, “You are lucky as he is only getting started. A couple more days and real damage would run into big money to repair”. With any luck, we should be able to replace 3 or 4 small wires and be able to have the car up and running soon.