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Old 10-04-2018, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Cleared off this morning, so took the dog for a walk on the trail behind me. Saw thunderheads building in front of me so decided after a mile to turn around head home. Quarter mile to go the rain caught up with us, cold howling wind and sideways rain. Both of us were soaked, cold.


That was awesome!

 
Old 10-04-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Cleared off this morning, so took the dog for a walk on the trail behind me. Saw thunderheads building in front of me so decided after a mile to turn around head home. Quarter mile to go the rain caught up with us, cold howling wind and sideways rain. Both of us were soaked, cold.


That was awesome!
Aren't you glad you have that dog? Nothing like a good puppy dog. Get another one - many need homes.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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I really enjoyed my trip to SW Colorado. It was fun riding the narrow gauge train and the mountain towns were beautiful. People were very nice and friendly. Next trip is Prescott Arizona area probably in late October.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Aren't you glad you have that dog? Nothing like a good puppy dog. Get another one - many need homes.
Yes I am. He's all I have.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Yes I am. He's all I have.

Sometimes that is all you need. At least for now.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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Default Exquisite Timing

I was driving home from Miami Beach on I-95 in my 2014 car last Thursday afternoon when all of a sudden I experienced rumbling and shaking. At first I thought I might have a flat tire, but then I noticed the check engine light on the dash started flashing. As I looked to see how far I was from an exit (I was close), I stepped on the gas and noticed a lack of power, as well as heavy smoke coming out of the tailpipe. I made it to the bottom of the exit ramp and pulled onto the cross street and turned the car engine off. I subsequently had the car towed to my local dealership.

On Friday I was advised that the problem was a bad injector, and that the service department would be replacing all of the injectors on that side of the engine, a leaking injector on the other side, as well as replacing all spark plugs and changing the fluids. They also had to replace the vacuum pump. I picked my car up yesterday afternoon and was advised that the total cost for that repair was $5,165.

So why do I consider my car breaking down on an Interstate highway last Thursday afternoon to be exquisite timing?

Because my four-year warranty was due to expire two days after I broke down, on Saturday, Sept. 29th, so I didn't have to pay a penny for the repair.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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MMoB -- Great timing with the car! But most of all I am glad you are safe -- it is never fun to break down on the expressway.

Jim -- Glad you and the pup had a nice crisp walk today. Enjoy the cool weather.

I have been off the computer for several weeks, after losing my laptop cord during a hospitalization several weeks ago. My son-in-law was able to order me one online. I have been under the weather and not able to go out shopping. I had my cell phone, but have no accounts hooked up to it to order anything.

Do not ever take health for granted. A bad sick spell can really lay you up and drain your energy. I am home, but tired and in pain, and waiting to see if my insurance will pay for an expensive medication. The Dr says she often has to appeal denials. And in the meantime, the patient suffers.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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HollyhockGarden: Good to have you back. Sorry to hear you are still suffering. One day at a time. Easier said than done, I know.
Good luck with your insurance covering the expensive medication.

Remember to get a lot of rest!!
 
Old 10-05-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Even with temps in the 90’s, it’s time to put out a few things for Halloween. I hung this one in the laundry room closet last month, forgetting the grandkids sometimes hide in there when their Dad picks them up. Oops!

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Old 10-05-2018, 11:28 AM
 
Location: SW US
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On Friday I was advised that the problem was a bad injector, and that the service department would be replacing all of the injectors on that side of the engine, a leaking injector on the other side, as well as replacing all spark plugs and changing the fluids. They also had to replace the vacuum pump. I picked my car up yesterday afternoon and was advised that the total cost for that repair was $5,165.

So why do I consider my car breaking down on an Interstate highway last Thursday afternoon to be exquisite timing?

Because my four-year warranty was due to expire two days after I broke down, on Saturday, Sept. 29th, so I didn't have to pay a penny for the repair.

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