Truck maintenance and NUMB3RS

Up early again, by my own volition this time, to see another beautiful sunrise. I settled in to my morning routine for almost an hour before my Bride came stumbling out. A little bit before 08:00, I jumped into more presentable attire and went out to take my pick-um truck, up to the local garage. I dropped it off  and moseyed my way back to the condo. A short refreshing walk of about 20 minutes, which includes several stops for picture taking. I know some of you like the flora on our beautiful island and these walks are great for those kind of pictures. I made it back and settled in for a nice steak and eggs breakfast that Angie made using some of the steak she brought back from Blues the other night. It was delicious~! We spent the rest of the day watching NUMB3RS and taking it easy. Finally got the phone call from the garage saying DD was ready. I took off for the walk back up to the garage. Something that I did not take note of on my initial walk from the garage, was that about of the walk was downhill~! No worries — I sure picked up on it on that walk back to the garage. While it was not a steep hill, it sure got the ole fat boy sweating and a huffin’ and puffin’. Probably need a lot more of that, but that’s a whole different conversation. I arrived at the shop slightly sweaty and breathing hard, glad that part was over.

The mechanic commenced to tell me what all he done and what all still needed to be done. Seems there are a couple of evaporation lines that need to be replaced and a transmission something or other. It’s dang funny that the truck has been running just fine without all that other stuff – They did fix most of the stuff I wanted them too, so a mere $550.00 later – DD is mostly good to go……. I think….. I hate taking a vehicle to a mechanic, especially this outfit. According to most friends on the island, there are no ‘good, trustworthy’ mechanics on the island and you just have to kinda hope for the best. The only advantage to this place is, I can walk back to the condo and back (without dying) I’m waiting on a quote from the garage to fix the other stuff…… gee, I can’t hardly wait to see how much that is going to be~~ So goes life on the island. Gonna get laundry done tomorrow and spend a couple of hours up at Blues working on the outside of the fence getting it ready to paint and then put up new mesh on it. Will probably stay for lunch and drinks….  😉

Good Night Ya’ll * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stopping in~!

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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