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Jul. 30th, 2007

I found out this afternoon that I will be able to go up to Kansas City this coming weekend to visit with gryphons_hole. I had been thinking about going to see him since he got back from his whirlwind tour of San Fran. And with the impending night job at the post office, I know that it would be a long time before I got to visit with him.
So, this puts in to motion some things that have to be done before I take off next weekend. The first of which I finished when I got home tonight.
The front brake pads on the van have been sqweeling for weeks. Since I bought the pads on Saturday and was going to put them on the van but we got rained on, tonight was the night. I got home late because I working in Derby this week. Rex was already cooking burgers when I got home. We ate, and I headed to the driveway. Seeing as this was not he first set of brake pads that I have changed in my life, it was not that bad. It took about 2 hours and only a few drops of blood (a project is not a project unless you draw blood). Some bolts can be the proverbial "knuckle buster".
So here is the break down:


Brake pads: $20.99
2 packets if anti squeak gel: $1.98
2 hours labor (my time): $0.00
Knowing that I can change my own brake pads: Priceless


The project for tomorrow night is working on the fire hose sling for Mikey.

Comments

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cubziz
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Cool. I helped my grandfather change the old drum brakes on my Maverick way back... I'm too lazy to do it now.

As for the fire hose sling... Hmmm... :) I definitely need to visit to, um, try one of those out. ;)
aadroma
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Wait, wait ... firehose sling? :: perk ::

And you can do far more with cars than I've ever been able to do ... ^^;;;;
lothithil
Jul. 31st, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Cool that you get to go to KC and see your friend! :-)
Suck that it means I won't get to see you at mahjong! :-(

(((Irishbear)))) Have a great time, luv! Um... please don't feel as though it is necessary to sew your thumbs together for the sake of shedding blood for your art...okay? (lol!)
mafuta67
Jul. 31st, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
you're visiting Gryphons_hole? Oooh... will there be kissing? lol
ursaloco2
Jul. 31st, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
You can change your own brake pads...?

Wanna marry me? *EG*


ex_earthmonk411
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
where are you when i need you?

...oh ya, in another country. *sigh* i can't afford to do all the work needed on my liberty so i have to hope for the best. i couldn't even get the stupid oil cap off today and i've missed placed my transmission fluid dip stick.

i just don't trust so many shops. i went to my dealer and they said if i don't get my breaks done soon i'll die. i took it to Canadian Tire and they said there was nothing wrong with them.
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