Thursday, July 17, 2014

It feels good to have my wheels back

I got my truck back today. It's been in the shop for over a week having the heads reworked. A few months back a strange sequence of events set into motion by perhaps, the harvest moon, but it culminated in burned valves on the heads of my truck.
It ran like a T-Model with oval wheels, but I could still drive it some. Then, week before last we'd taken Jilda's car in for new tires, and the truck chose that time to start REALLY acting up.
I managed to get it back to the shop. The shop owner's calculator actually smoked as he tallied up what the repair bill would cost.
My brother-in-law was kind enough to let me use one of his work cars. He's a plumber and doesn't have a lot of time to worry about keeping his work vehicles clean, but it was wheels when I needed them.
Today when I got back home with my truck, I pulled it into the back yard and cleaned it inside and out. 
It feels good to have my wheels back.


  1. Rick I wish I knew that feeling. I have had my car in the shop for over two weeks now being repaired from the accident. I've been driving a rental. And although I like the rental, I'm missing my car. Damn nostalgia gets me every time :)

  2. I'm glad that you have your best buddy truck back.Your description almost sounded like you were driving a Flintstone car. I love getting in my car after I have the inside and out all clean and shiny. It feels like new again.

  3. Is that what my daddy called a buttermilk sky? Oh yes, when our wheels are gone we miss 'em. Amazing how I (we) take the vehicles forgranted. I have to admit there are many improvement is vehicles today, that for the most part they stay pretty maintenance free, but when it hits, it hurts. Glad you have 'em back.... I sorta like the words 'my truck', I miss saying that.(smile)

  4. My little old...and I'm not kidding has issues. But who doesn't? It gets me back and forth from work and all the errands in between so I'm happy. It's funny how you slip into the driver's seat and it feels like home! (Probably because after 13yrs it fits the bum to a T!) Glad your truck/friend is home again! Enjoy the weekend!

  5. Anonymous4:46 PM

    I haven't been able to drive since I broke my arm in April--I miss my independence!!

  6. It's amazing how much we depend on our vehicles to get around...the times are gone when most things are within walking distance. It seems you have to go farther and farther these days to get what you need or least, out here in the suburbs in the Midwest.


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