Tuesday, September 02, 2008

On the Road Again

I might not have a classic '57 Chevy like Homer Simpson ...

But my '98 GMC Sonoma pickup gets me where I want to go ...

And today it let me stop there ...

Now that it has brakes!

There was a parade of twenties and fifties marching from marching from my wallet into the till of a hungry cash register. Cash tendered for services rendered!

I hate parades!


It could have been worse, much worse. I might have had scored drums. I might have needed calipers replaced.

All it took was new pads and rotors for the brakes and the driver's side broken stabilizer was replaced.

As for work, I was able to salvage most of my schedule. Out of three scheduled jobs I was able to get to two of them. According to Meatloaf : Two Out of Three Ain't Bad!

Meanwhile, my patchwork plumbing job is holding up. There is still a small leak, but since Monday evening it has only resulted in only about two tablespoons of water on the basement floor. The money I saved from calling in a plumber essentially paid for the brake job.

In front of every silver lining, there is a dark cloud.

I got to bed late last night and didn't sleep very good. I had to get up early to drop the truck off at the mechanic's garage. I picked it up and payed the freight at 12:30. I hit Wendy's for a burger and some fries before I started out for my two jobs. I made it home at 6:45. After a bit of supper, I drew up a quick sketch (above) and then I posted this brief recap of my day. It's 9:15 - I'm off to bed.

Good night.



Skunkfeathers said...

Only $289? You got off cheap ;)

At least now you can say, "them's da brakes...and dey woik"...

Jack K. said...

It's good to know you are on the road again and that you could salvage the schedule.

Ditto what the skunkman said.

Hale McKay said...


I was expecting it to cost me somewhere between $500 and $600. Right you are - I got off cheap! (That's not to say that I couldn't find something better to spend the $289 on .....)

Hale McKay said...


I salvaged part of the schedule. I will have to work 5 hours on Saturday though.