Jul. 14th, 2008

grizzlyzone: (- Isuzu Pickup)
The mechanic called. The Isuzu is in need of a distributor. Old time mechs may find that incredible. You just have to remember that distributors ceased being a mechanical component with points, a rotor and a distributor cap way back when.

Now, before anyone starts jumpin' up and down and cursing out my old truck, remember that the truck is going on fourteen years, has over 180,000 miles on it, and has been relatively problem-free. A couple of alternators, a couple of fuel pumps, and other than consumables, that's pretty much been it.

Now, I got a theory on mechanics bills. When I came up with the notion, I noticed that mechanics bills almost always came in multiples of $300. With inflation, that's now about $350. So, 2X the base and you get roughly $700. And, with the tow? $771.

My theory is still sound.
grizzlyzone: (- Grandfather Clock)
Woody tends to forget the date - and the day of the week.

To help, I bought an atomic digital wall clock. It's battery-operated, sets itself by the time signals sent out by the government, and displays the month, the day the date and the time. Some models also display the weather and the moon-phase.

Place it in a prominent location where it's easy to see.

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