Saturday, September 1, 2007

Oh Dear

We are up quite early this morning, things seem so quiet after all the turmoil and dare we say excitement of Wednesday. The sky is overcast with a slight early morning mist hanging in the air. The birds are just as chirpy as ever though, just a reminder to us that summer is far from over, well at least not just yet. To go outside the building today, one wouldn’t suspect or detect a thing out of place from the norm. The episode of the guy upstairs is over, and finished as far as we the bystanders are concerned at least, although special service crews are still working with the aftermath. ~ Life goes on.

Today we are up and at it for different reasons, I give a slight grimace when I say that, for at this point in time I don’t know what the end of this day may bring.

For a short while now our ‘Baby’ the wife’s ‘pet’ has been acting just a little strange of late. So today’s the day we had to take her in and get things checked out, hoping of course not to hear the worst.

The ‘baby/pet in this family is of course not a child or an animal but our truck!

At this point you may smile, I had you thinking there for a while at least didn’t I? As I was saying the truck has been acting a little rough for at last a week so Dave, that’s our mechanic took her in to give her the once over. I’m biting my tongue for I’m obviously hoping the news isn’t so expensive, at least not this time around, she was ready for an oil change anyway.

Turns out so far, they did the oil and lube, and we had to have a brake job on the front end $250. As far as the original clunk noise/ hard shift, well we still have that and so tomorrow it’s off to the transmission shop on a wing and a prayer !

Don’t even want to think about the possibilities with that one tonight. Yelp!


drips of paint said... dear..poor you Eric...wish you have a pleasant dream tonight ...

I delay taking my truck in for service ... for the same reason...

Eric Valentine said...

Thanks for the visit Tim, yes it's enough to give you nightmares sometimes. Hopefully this will just be an adjustment that is needed.

Hope you are doing well with your painting and we see you back soon. :)

Leon said...

Oh, the memories of all those years when I felt like a slave to whatever vehicle I was driving at the time. Sometimes it seemed that no matter how good I was to it, it consumed most of my discretionary funds.

Good luck Eric. I wish the best for you and your baby. :-)

lajyseh said...

What a good post! I'm sorry to hear about the truck, but hey, it could have been much worse!
I took a short brake from blogging, but I'm back now! I tried out (another blogging site) but I felt I should come back to this one.
My new (and only hopefully) blog is about The Islamic Republic Of Iran. I've only just started but I want to show everyone what I see, because it's getting a lot of bad press lately, don't you agree?
Well do have a visit when you find time!
Thanks for the lovely blog post, as per usual.

newnorth said...

good luck with the truck. Hope it's a cheap and simple fix :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Leon,

Yes gone are the good old days indeed. Now we are into the computer age even in vehicles... methinks that was supposed to make things easier? Certainly not cheaper. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hello Lajyseh,
good to see you again in these parts. I will have to take a look at this new blog. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Newnorth, didn't expect to see you for 3 days. :)

I guess you know about car fixing eh ? LOL

I hope it isn't too much moolah too, but these things are never cheap at best. :)

newnorth said...

I know more about car breaking :p

Eric Valentine said...

LOL @ Newnorth.

My truck problems don't look very good so far :((