Another EGR Valve

I’m depressed. I just conferred with USX breakdown. Our truck has been pouring black smoke, using a lot of coolant, running hotter than usual and has lost some power. I wanted to know what breakdown thought about it. They think it’s the EGR Cooler valve. It needs to go to a Detroit diesel shop. This… Continue reading Another EGR Valve

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Wannabe's On Harleys

What pathetic creatures human beings are. I just saw a couple of biker wannabes on Harleys trying to intimidate a young couple on a Japanese bike. The couple had just gone around me in the center lane. They weren’t acting up or bothering anyone. They were just going about their business. Well, along came the… Continue reading Wannabe's On Harleys

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Hillbilly Accent

Heard a funny this morning. I was at the fuel desk at a truck stop in Marion this morning. A guy from Indiana was flirting with the lady behind the counter. One of the things he said was “I just love your accent.” I grinned and said “don’t let him fool you. If you were… Continue reading Hillbilly Accent

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Running Right On Schedule

We just dropped in North Cove. We’re on a good tack for the first time in many weeks; running right on schedule. If nothing goes wrong for the rest of the week we should get home Sunday (much preferred over Monday afternoon). I’m in pretty good spirits, in spite of a minor altercation with Mara… Continue reading Running Right On Schedule

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Banning Same Sex Marriages

I just saw in todays USA Today that President Bush is calling for a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriages. Oh, what a compassionate conservative he is. I’m actually quite pleased by this. Maybe it’ll help some of the middle-of-the-road types to realize that Bush is a right-wing nutcase that needs to go. I… Continue reading Banning Same Sex Marriages

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Going Back To High School

I’ve been thinking about going back to high school and getting my diploma. The people I’m taking my mechanics course with also have a high school program. I finally looked at it and its courses yesterday, and I was quite impressed. I signed up for a high school course in 1992 with another company and… Continue reading Going Back To High School

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Rickenbacker 4003 Blackstar

I saw a Rickenbacker 4003 Blackstar bass on eBay yesterday. If it were not for the fact that we’re trying to scrape together the money to settle out my student loan, I would have bid on it. My god, it was beautiful. Why do things like this only come up for sale when we don’t… Continue reading Rickenbacker 4003 Blackstar

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Richard Petty's Charger

Just north of Knoxville. We’re way behind, but we’re working our way home. I just dropped our TripPaks in Pioneer, Tennessee. I only mention this because every time I go in there I look at a Richard Petty die-cast car that they have in their NASCAR collectibles case, which is all die-cast replicas of NASCAR… Continue reading Richard Petty's Charger

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Reconsidering My WebLog

Lately I’ve been reconsidering the WebLog. Mainly because of the way I’ve used it. I tend to bitch about minor issues, and then regret it later. This doesn’t seem to make any sense to me. I gave up keeping a journal because of this very thing. So I suppose I’m saying that if I can’t… Continue reading Reconsidering My WebLog

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