Post by CenteroftheGalaxie on Aug 19, 2019 19:59:33 GMT -6
So ... I went to look at a car. I guess it wasn't meant to be. Damn !!
Pretty good looking car all around,
but I looked underneath. Floors and floor supports rusted out in 4 corners. Some other minor underbody rust. Differential noisy, OK I can fix that. Trans grinds shifting up and down between second and third. I was going to put an automatic in it anyway!! Heard a funny noise while accelerating on the highway, came back to town and listened to the engine hot. Crankshaft bearings rattle when you rev it up. As Tina Turner sang, "I don't need another hero" (hero pronounced "project)
Anyway, here I sit in a hotel room in Swift Current, drinking a cold beer, drowning my sorrows. Linda is trying to keep my spirits up by telling me I have good fiends to hang with (she's right you know) and another car will come along. I guess time will tell. See you all when I get home. Back at the shop Wednesday I guess.
You have to know life is good when the biggest problem I have is not being able to find a specific 70 year old car not to my liking.
You can't always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you might find you get what you need, for another tank of gas ... maybe.