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Daily Archives: February 19, 2017

Smooth As Silk . . .

Once again we were up at 7am and out the door by 8, once again heading down to the Clear Lake area so that our son Chris could again work his mechanical magic on our truck replacing the shocks.



But getting down there our first stop was the nearby O’Reilly’s Auto Parts to pick up the correct front shocks. The ones they gave me yesterday would have fit our Dakota, but they were a different type. And it’s not a good idea to mix two different types of shocks on a vehicle.

Finally at Chris’, he started on the hardest one first, the driver’s rear. It’s the hardest because of  the location of the upper mount. But 45 minutes later, he was moving on to the passenger rear.

One thing nice about these Monroe shocks is that they pre-compress them for you, making them a lot easier to install.

Strapped Shock

Finishing up, it took him about 2-1/2 hours from start to finish and now the truck rides smooth as silk. Really nice.

Old Shocks

Thanks Chris.

About 2pm we all headed over to Rudy’s BBQ for a great meal.



With ribs, jalapeno sausage, moist brisket, lean brisket (or as I called it, dry and tasteless), creamed cord, and new potatoes, it was a real feast, and certainly worthy of us.

Family at Rudy's

Saying our goodbyes, we detoured by Kroger’s to gas up before heading back to Columbus, finally getting home about 5:30.



And tomorrow, we get to do it all over again. This time for Jan’s lab work and mammogram.

And even better, it’s supposed to be pouring down rain all day with a strong chance of flooding.

Oh, Boy!


Thought for the Day:

“It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I’m right.” ― Molière

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