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Old 07-19-2015, 11:13 PM   #11
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Trouble comes in bunches, doesn't it Chief? Hope your DW feels better, your car "feels" better, so that you can feel better.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:27 PM   #12
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Sorry about that. But it sounds more like hubris than humility.
Hubris is why I had to take a look at myself and choose humility, and to learn a lesson from the day's events.

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Old 07-20-2015, 06:20 PM   #13
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Chief, I bet you the chow was great for those who consumed it.

Perhaps not up to your exacting standards but above most standards.

As long as you and yours made it through it's all good.

I gave up fixing my own vehicle a few year ago.
It just wasn't worth the investment in time , material, and tooling.
Most fixes today are "You need this part because the diagnostic computer said your vehicles computer told it so".

I don't even change my own oil anymore.
Oil cost. $15.00
Oil Filter. $5.00
Time. 30 to 45 minutes
Disposal of used oil another 30 to 60 minutes to do it correctly.

Cost my mechanic charges for an oil change. $ 25.00
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:00 PM   #14
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You're right, Zagut. I don't make foods the best I can to get compliments. They just come. I just wanted everyone to have ribs as good as I'd made over the holidays. both racks of ribs were enjoyed, and the diced pork went over really well with the steamed rice. I seasoned the rice with salt and a touch of 5-spice powder. I made up a peach jelly based sweet and sour sauce to go with it from some peaches canned as preserves last year. It went the fastest, which was a surprise to me.

I was able to complete fixing my car as I purchased the required ratchet extension, and 15 mm deep socket. That took a few hours as it was the first time I did it on this vehicle, and had to learn where to place the floor jack, and then position the engine just right so that I could fit the wrenches in the correct places. I think I could now do it in an hour.

All is good, and I'm not completely broke. I still have some reserves in the account set up for such things.

Like I said, I just needed a little humbling to put things in perspective.

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