August 7, 2012

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I had a full plate yesterday. You can just scroll down a few centimeters to see what I am talking about. See how I am getting in the global moment of the Olympics, using metric and all?

Anyway, with the help of the magic internet the tech support guys at work signed onto my 'puter and did their secret massaging of the inner workings of my laptop.  Now I am running full speed again.

I skipped taking the car into the shop and opted for a half day of vacation instead. We went here. A great time was had by all. I guess my spirit of adventure has not mouldered and withered in the half century I have walked the Earth.

I am off this morning to get the car checked out. The check engine light is now glowing an ominous orange in my dash panel.  I am starting to think I have ignition problems. That is not cheap.

Look Ma, almost a week and no comment on the Chik-Fil-A controversy. That is right, I do this all freestyle, no nets, no wires, no trick camera work.


Anonymous said...

For those on the edge of their seats waiting on the diagnosis-- they're body is shot. Big bucks to fix. Not thousands, hundreds.


CnC said...

I have been wanting to do the zip line thing. we are down there almost every weekend camping, I doubt Jojo will go for it but I know my daughter would love it.

Anonymous said...

Damn iPhone autocorrect. Throttle body is shot


CnC said...

yeah that did have me wondering lol.
but I can relate to they're body being shot !

CnC said...

which zip line tour did you guys take? I think the 5 zip tour be the one for me, no repelling with my shoulder screwed up that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

That is what we took zip on tour


Ed Bonderenka said...

What conditions do you drive in to ruin a throttle body?

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Ed: He drives a fkn DODGE...'nuff said!

Joe said...

Ed -- I drive in town, on the highway and in effing Chicago.

The mechanic said it should not have failed already but...

The car has 76K miles, luckily it is a company car so I do not have to pick up the bill.

galt -- the Dodge Durango is long gone. I have a 2010 Ford Fusion.

Anonymous said...

The TBI system is covered under warranty because it is part of the emission control system. It seems to be a common problem with 2010 Ford Fusions. Dealer cost for the part is right at $50.00.

James Old Guy

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