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Old 03-20-2017, 10:45 AM
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Nothing thrilling today.
Woke up to thunder and rain- going to run some errands later.
Haven't been to the library in ages, may drop by and check out the bios.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:13 PM
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Decided today I am sick and tired of all the brake dust buildup on my pickup. I did a brake job 2K ago with all new rotors, pads and calipers. Stupid me I used metallic pads so this morning I braved the cold and swapped out the pads for ceramic. I always bought ceramic but last time I brain farted and noticed what I had bought after I started the tear down so I went ahead and installed them.

I won't do that again. Jeez.
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Busy evening this eve. Four of the kiddies had scouts at 2 different locations. And we had to take our latest addition to the family shopping for some clothes.
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Busy day yesterday so taking it easy today. The Amsoil Friction Modifier came in so I added that to the rear diff and went and did some figure 8's in the Big Lot's parking lot. Did about a dozen. Afterwards I noticed a fella sitting in a car watching me trying to figure out what in the hell was the matter with me. I smiled, waved and drove off.

BTW, it appears to have cured the differential chatter so that was 10 bucks very well spent. I am happy. Time for a nap now.
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Braved the icy roads this morning to go get a haircut. Dayum, those roads were slick. It has turned very cold with more high winds. Currently below zero and getting colder. Sure glad I buttoned up some light work on my truck when it was warmer.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:16 PM
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No appointments today. Had the truck booked in to the stealership to get some work done. 4x4 wasnt working and something draining the battery. Got a new battery on warranty at wallyworld. 3rd battery in 2 years.
Dealership found a leaking brake calliper and bad upper ball joint. Getting those replaced. Came home and ordered a complete set of rotors and pads for the front and back. For a truck that was safetied less than 30k kms ago everything is shot. Gotta love the amount of salt they put on the roads up here. Everything rusts out.
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No appointments today. Had the truck booked in to the stealership to get some work done. 4x4 wasnt working and something draining the battery. Got a new battery on warranty at wallyworld. 3rd battery in 2 years.
Dealership found a leaking brake calliper and bad upper ball joint. Getting those replaced. Came home and ordered a complete set of rotors and pads for the front and back. For a truck that was safetied less than 30k kms ago everything is shot. Gotta love the amount of salt they put on the roads up here. Everything rusts out.
You're lucky you got discs on the back. I have drums and shoes in the back and what a pain in the ass that is. I'm due for new drums, shoes, brake cyl. this summer. I have some of the parts for a disc conversion but not all of them I need. Maybe I will hit the pick and pay junk yards for the parts this summer.

If anybody has a 1994-2004 Mustang hanging around, I could use the rear caliper mounting plates.
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Of course the dealership wanted me to have everything replaced there. Not happening. I'm not paying 1000 just for rotors and pads. I came home and ordered a complete set for 120 front and back. Ceramic pads. No point spending big $ on a truck I plan on trading next year.
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Of course the dealership wanted me to have everything replaced there. Not happening. I'm not paying 1000 just for rotors and pads. I came home and ordered a complete set for 120 front and back. Ceramic pads. No point spending big $ on a truck I plan on trading next year.
Brake jobs are the big rip off of our time. Garages and dealerships love them. The job sounds more complex then it is and garages take advantage of that to squeeze every last dime. In reality, nothing much is easier on a vehicle than changing our rotors and pads. I realize that changing out the calipers can be a bit more daunting for some people as that involves bleeding the lines but even that is no big deal. Youtube is full of how to videos that take you step by step.
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Worked today.
Heard about the attack in London
Came home and am sitting here browsing the internet.
Got tomorrow off - plan to sleep in, then do some shopping in the afternoon after a meeting.
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Today is supposed to be the last day of this cold snap. I hope so as I am chomping at the bit to get outside and start spring yard work and a few projects. Need to tear down the pergola over the patio and build a new one that looks like it isn't 100 years old.

Mother says I need to stop spending $$$$ on my pickup and start getting serious.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:22 AM
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So much for sleeping in.
One word: felines. LOL
On the bed, on my head and batting me awake at 7am.
grrrrrrr!

Anywho.. wide awake now with the caffeine drip in place.
Meeting at 1, shopping here and there.. then dinnah at Red Lobster or Bob Evans.
I suggested a coin toss.
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Today is supposed to be the last day of this cold snap. I hope so as I am chomping at the bit to get outside and start spring yard work and a few projects. Need to tear down the pergola over the patio and build a new one that looks like it isn't 100 years old.

Mother says I need to stop spending $$$$ on my pickup and start getting serious.
Lmao. I can relate. She who must be obeyed is questioning while I'd have the dealership change an upper control arm because the ball joint has 2" of play. Can't change just the balljoint. No wonder 2 of my tires are about 60% tread and one front tire is almost bald.
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I'm hiding at the cigar lounge this morning. Cleaning lady is at the house.

Its cold this morning, temps right around freezing but supposed to be upper 40's this afternoon, maybe hitting 50? The weatherman is saying it should top 70 degrees here tomorrow.

Have to drop off all my tax papers at the account's office. Finally got them all put together for him to work on. I'm sure I'll get 20 questions after they look them over, but the process is starting.

Have to run to the post office at some point to get an international stamp or two for mailing some Easter cards to my nephew in London.
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I'm hiding at the cigar lounge this morning. Cleaning lady is at the house.

Its cold this morning, temps right around freezing but supposed to be upper 40's this afternoon, maybe hitting 50? The weatherman is saying it should top 70 degrees here tomorrow.

Have to drop off all my tax papers at the account's office. Finally got them all put together for him to work on. I'm sure I'll get 20 questions after they look them over, but the process is starting.

Have to run to the post office at some point to get an international stamp or two for mailing some Easter cards to my nephew in London.
Always a good feeling to finish the taxes. For another year at least.
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First post from my new laptop...

It's a HP notebook, red and shiny and new
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It's a HP notebook, red and shiny and new
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Went to Lowes today looking at appliances with the one who must be obeyed. Man, are those suckers expensive.

BTW, came home with a brandy new pressure washer. I can't wait for the temps to go above freezing so I can try it out.
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Went to Lowes today looking at appliances with the one who must be obeyed. Man, are those suckers expensive.
My wife is working on her kitchen remodel and a new Sub Zero fridge freezer. Holy shit, you want to talk about expensive!!!!! She's almost, but not quite, given up on the granite counter tops and she's talking about replacing the Corian counter tops we installed 20 years ago with stained concrete. I'm staying the hell out of it. I'll hand her the check book and say, "Have at it".

My day consisted of taking the RV for its State inspection which it passed. I did notice that when not plugged in to shore power, the house batteries were reading really low. I filled them back up and let them charge. They seem to holding a full charge again so we're good. The rest of the afternoon was spent washing my car. The East Texas pine pollen season plays havoc with vehicles and you can't just wash it off. Wash, wax, dry and polish all the glass and my day was about shot.

Right now I'm sipping a cask strength Glenfiddich and getting ready for whatever tomorrow brings.
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We're due for new appliances but are waiting till we find out whats happening with my accident lawsuit and other medical tests. (a new bigger more handicap accessible house may be in the future).
Picked up the truck from the dealership yesterday. Heading out today to buy another set of tires for it since I have 2 good ones about 60% and two that are shot from the blown ball joint. I figure $100 for 5 Bridgestone dueller tires with only 15k on them is alright. Even if they only last a year.
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