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Never Enough Time . . .

I had originally planned to pull a rear wheel this morning to check my truck’s brake rotors, but decided to wait until later this evening when it would be a little cooler, and it I pulled the passenger side, I would be in the shade.

Later, about 1pm, Jan and I headed out for breakfast at Snooze, and then a couple of shopping stops.

Jan got her usual favorite Bravocado Toast, along with a bowl of fruit.

Snooze Avocado Toast

When we were up in Waco a few months ago, we had breakfast at Magnolia Table, the Chip and Joanna Gaines place. And of course, Jan ordered her fav Avocado Toast, and was kind of disappointed with what she got.

Magnolia Table Avocado Toast

Not what she expected, especially when compared with Snooze.

I got my usual 3 Egg Classic Breakfast, also with fruit.

Snooze 3 Egg Classic

Our next stop was at the office to pick up my Amazon order that finally got delivered today, with one of the items in the box was my Cummins oil filter.

The new gasket was supposed to be delivered by USPS yesterday, and in fact, it was shown as Out For Delivery. But it never showed up. And rather than coming today, the tracking shows it back up in north Houston for some reason. Hopefully it will show up someday.

After that we made a couple of more stops, including a WalMart run, before finally heading home.

About 6:30 I went out to pull the rear wheel to take a look at the rotor. And as I thought the rotors definitely need to be replaced.

Truck Rear Brake Rotor

In fact it’s pretty much a shadow of its former self, and pretty scarred. If I had been able to replace the pads a couple of months ago like I had wanted to, but something, weather, traveling, illness, family, etc., always seem to intervene.

So I’ve got a pair of ACDelco rotors coming in on Thursday.

ACDelco Brake Rotor

I’ve already got the pads, so I should be ready to go. But family, a get-together at Brandi’s this weekend, will put the brake job on hold until at least next week.

Along with the new rotors, I also ordered a set of 24 new lug nuts so I can replace all of them, not just the one that was rounded off.

New lug nuts

Hopefully at some point here in the next week or so, I’ll be able to change out the oil filter gasket and get that out of the way at last.


Thought for the Day: 

The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married.

Think about it. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single.

The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk.

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2 Responses to Never Enough Time . . .

  1. Rob says:

    A rounded lug nut, I missed that adventure.

    After I once spent a good amount of time in the rain with a hammer & chisel taking off a rounded lug nut I found a better way.

    I have a 6 point socket and a breaker bar in each vehicle just for the lug nuts. I buy a Craftsman socket and the 1/2″ drive bar at Harbor Freight. I put the tool on the lug nut & stand on the end of the bar and gently bounce (saying leftee-loosee). The nut comes loose, even on the Dodge Dakota with the alloy wheels & steel lug nuts.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Well, Greg, your report of the Gaines’ place is not too surprising…heh, how many SKINNY cooks do you know that are well…maybe all that great?  Most of the great cooks are on the “chunky” side…heh!!

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