More personal changes to seperate me from the truck of my dreams. 
Thursday, August 21, 2008, 10:56 AM
Posted by Administrator
Started a new job this week, started coaching my sons football team last week. Now I can't find the time to finish the yard projects that are in the way of my truck restore. I really enjoy coaching my sons teams, so I'm not upset about the time invested. We always have a good group of kids, of course my son is always the hardest to coach because he doesn't like listening to me. That's a pretty normal father/son relationship as far as I'm concerned, just hope he grows out of it sooner than I did. I need to tear down the throttle body on the vette, the cable is not returning all the way to idle so it makes for interesting driving when you expect to just be coasting down a hill but you accelerate instead. I'll get progress done on the truck soon enough, its always in the back of mind, then again its hard to avoid it with it sitting in the driveway.
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Poor Neglected Truck 
Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 08:45 AM
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The truck has not made any progress in the past month. I'm too busy starting other projects I don't plan on finishing! The back yard is the priority right now. The retaining wall to level out the back porch area is almost complete. It's going to take a truck load of dirt to bring that up to grade. Then pour the patio and build to pergola. Cedar was the original choice of lumber but I think that blows the budget so I think it will be painted instead. And then the masterpiece...A gas/wood fire pit and gas lantern lights on the pergola.
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Work around the house. 
Monday, June 16, 2008, 07:59 AM
Posted by Administrator
Car stuff put on hold for a few weekends as I make a few improvements around the house. I actually got approval for all three of my projects, the Architectural Committee seemed almost eager to put me to work. Makes me wonder what else I could get them to approve, maybe a 40 foot tall wind turbine electric generator! I will be adding on to my driveway for a little more parking space, adding a patio and pergola, and finally a nice big shed to park the mower, yard tools and misc storage.
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Bad luck comes in 3's 
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 07:08 AM
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Its true, bad luck is a set of bastard triplets. My sons baseball team ended its season on a sour note. Brake booster died on the vette. Now the tranny is going. This happens once every quarter, and if this is the worst then I think I can survive.

edit: I have to update my transmission problem since I fixed it and it only cost me my pride, so still on the look out for bad luck event number 3.
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Ah, Birthdays 
Saturday, May 17, 2008, 06:43 PM
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I drive my Corvette to work everyday and just love the experience. The car has over 130000 miles on it and has its moments when I curse it. But, I keep fixing it and getting it back on the road. Lately I have been loving how the car is driving, mainly due to the replacement of the radiator. The car runs so much better when the temps are under control. I should have know the fun would not last. Today, on my birthday the brake booster died. Lucky for me I was just a couple blocks from my house. Guess this will be my first how-to post in the Corvette forum.
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