Bent Bumper

Yesterday, Russell helped me with my truck a little. I met him at his workplace, and he attached one end of a chain to a storage container, and wrapped the other end around my bumper. I then backed up. slowly… slowly… and pulled the bumper out a little.

In the process, I discovered that nothing was really holding my grill on. I’m glad it hadn’t blown away while driving down the highway!

My truck seems to be fully functional, but there is a lot of bent this-and-that in the front end. Russell said I could order parts and replace them myself. I may try it. It seems like there are more pressing things for me to spend money on though.

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2 Responses to Bent Bumper

  1. Lauren says:

    That is so great that you know Russell! He sounds like a man in the know.

    I’m not so sure about repairing everything on your truck. It seems like a beat-up truck would be a deterrent to thieves. I think you could start being a jewel courier and leave stuff in there unlocked. No one would bother it. 😉

  2. Debbie says:

    Yeah, just leave it so you can buy your bathroom accents! You know, it’s like a scar that you’re proud of, an untold story, a mystery to others? And yes, thief deterrent! If it was a high dollar brand new truck it would be a different story. A story people would know… that’s a brand new truck – boring. Keep the mystery and take a door ding free of care!

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Sunday Supper

I hardly ever cook for myself, but Sunday nights seem to be the one night I take time to make something that doesn’t come out of a box or can. I think it’s because I’ve been grading all day and I’m still in “work mode”.

Last night I made tacos. I mean, not very complicated, but still… it was more work than Kraft macaroni and cheese.

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They’re Zany to the Max

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I didnt get many costumed people in this picture.
I didnt get many costumed people in this picture.

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I’m glad it wasn’t worse that it was, but it’s still upsetting. Dang it.

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Tiny Jumper

Years ago for Christmas Denis gave me a battery you can jump-start your car with. I’ve only ever used it when the power went out – as a flashlight, and to charge my phone.

Then yesterday morning, my truck wouldn’t start. Boy was I glad to have that battery jumper thing!

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