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Musings

  • Took the week off to spend spring break with Boo.
    • So far, the weather has batted .500, so we’ve spent two days out in the sunshine going for walks and talking, and two days inside watching super hero and Disney movies.
  • I’ve been letting Boo listen to “The LawDog Files: African Adventures” lately.  If stories are so well written and narrated that both he and I are on the ground laughing, then you can definitely say it’s well done.
  • The chicks in the horse troughs at the farm store were very fluffy and cute, but I know what they grow into – miniature dinosaurs.
  • You know what you get when you take a six-year-old and a ten-year-old to the park to play and go for a hike on a pretty spring day?
    • That’s right, tired.  You get tired
  • Ford got two car payments out of me this month.  The first was to pay on my truck, the second was the amount it cost to get a serpentine belt and tensioner replaced on Irish Woman’s car.
    • I’ve gotten old enough that I look at the problem, consult the manual, and just say “Forget it.  My time’s worth more than that” before driving to the dealership.
    • Both the F-150 Raptor and the Mustang GT were whispering sultry promises to me when I took Irish Woman back to pick up her mom-mobile.
    • My suggestion to Irish Woman that she look at the new Transit van or a station wagon were answered with “The Look.”
  • There is a special feeling of satisfaction you get when you schedule the final two payments for your student loans.
  • The other night, there was a thunderstorm powerful enough to set off the motion sensors on the outside lights.  Didn’t know it could rain that hard outside the tropics.
    • By the way, if you consider calling the television station to complain (OK, chew out some poor intern on phone duty) because the weather folks interrupted televised karaoke to make sure people knew about rough weather, do us all a favor and go stand outside during said weather while carrying a long aluminum pole upright.
  • I’ve gotten so many “Sorry, but we did stupid crap with your personal information” letters lately, I’m about ready to just paint my social security number and birth date on the side of my truck and cut out the middle man.

7 Comments

  1. “There is a special feeling of satisfaction you get when you schedule the final two payments for your student loans.”

    Ooooh. Aaaaah. Wow. Someday, some year, some decade, I’m going to know that feeling too!

    • I’m fortunate that I didn’t have to borrow too terribly much, due to GI Bill, and I’ve been able to tack on a few extra dollars to each payment over the years.

  2. Perhaps you should have recommended that Irish Woman look at the Mustang GT…

  3. “I’ve gotten so many “Sorry, but we did stupid crap with your personal information” letters lately, I’m about ready to just paint my social security number and birth date on the side of my truck and cut out the middle man.”

    Tell me about it. Its gotten beyond the point of stupidity at this point

  4. jon spencer

     /  April 7, 2018

    My cars starter went about a month ago.
    I have changed many starters, easy fix for most.
    Twenty to thirty minutes, usually.
    I could see part of one end of the starter, could not touch it.
    Went to the dealer, flat rate manual said two and a half hours.
    They changed it.
    When you have to remove the intake manifold to change a starter, something is wrong.

    • That’s part of my reasoning also. My minivan required removal of the front of the car in order to do most maintenance, and replacement of the back sparkplugs required tearing apart most of the rest of the engine compartment.

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