Category Archives: Cars

Playing bumper cars with a deer

As I was getting ready to go workout after work, I received this text from my son: “Well, I decided to play bumper cars with a deer.” I called him and heard the following…’I was peacefully driving down a highway … Continue reading

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Helping a young man escape a dastardly trap

As I was getting ready for bed last night, my phone rang. It was my son. He had called earlier in the evening to express his frustrations that the car we had loaned him was costing too much money. I … Continue reading

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No sheet metal was damaged in this stunt

I drove the Nissan to work today. A small, barely notiecable exhaust leak in the Nissan had developed into a land based foghorn, warning anyone and everyone that the car was coming. There are certain lines that I am not … Continue reading

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Hoping to get back to boring

I have an old truck that I have named “Wild Bill”. I call it that because it is an old style pick up… Uncivilized, untamed… It’s a man’s truck! No foo-foo women crud here! The doors are hard to open … Continue reading

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I wonder if I have stumbled onto something…

I went out to my mechanic’s house today… I had to replace the entire sunroof unit in our Nissan Maxima. Why did I have to do it? Well, he said that he would have to charge a bunch of money … Continue reading

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Belatedly grateful

As I was listening to my favorite talk shows today, I learned that the Cumberland River had overrun its banks and that Nashville was flooded. It gradually dawned on me… “Hey, wait a minute…my daughter, Kimba, lives near Nashville.” I texted … Continue reading

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I’m liking those MPG’s

I am back to driving the Toyota to work. I’ve got to tell you, 34 MPG is really nice. With gas around $2.50, I drive over 300 miles on $25! But, I have a perplexing problem developing… Which car do … Continue reading

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A trip down memory lane

About two weeks ago, Lane, the guy who is going to do the paint and body work on my project car, gave me an ultimatum… “Am I going to start working on your car or are you going to move it … Continue reading

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On high alert

I picked the Toyota up from the mechanic today. The smell of fear is in the air…the fear of having made the wrong decision in rebuilding it. My senses are working overtime. “Was that noise there before?” How should I know? I … Continue reading

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Missing Tile Syndrome cured!

Although I am getting better, I frequently suffer from missing tile syndrome. I first read about this psychological defect in “Happiness is a Serious Problem” by Dennis Prager. Imagine looking at a beautifully tiled ceiling. Now picture realizing that one tile … Continue reading

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