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Friday, March 14, 2014

Repair Update



My lovely wife and I got up before sunrise to get to the garage as soon as it opened. With the brake system leaking fluid at a high rate, early morning travel in light traffic was a good idea. We made it safely to the garage.

Yes, for those who've been speculating, it was expensive. 10 feet of brake line had to be replaced, along with the master cylinder. On the bright side, that's what the emergency credit card is for. Being without brakes qualifies. Cash is always low by the time we start heading north. It seems there's always unexpected expenses at such a time.

I even made it back to the campground an hour before checkout. The boat was in the overflow parking lot. When I got there, some Good Old Boys were parked in front of my boat. They had taken one of my wooden wheel chocks to prop up a utility trailer to change a tire. The guys were a bit embarrassed to be caught at it, but no harm done. I was fine with it and they were soon out of my way. We got along.

Right now I'm chilling at the beach while my lovely wife takes a nap in the van. I did get her up at “Oh my God O'clock,” in the morning.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Glad you got everything under control. Except maybe getting your wife up too early.

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    1. That's something I never do lightly. Usually have a coffee in hand when I do.

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  2. Hang around until Monday. Ninety percent chance of rain and cool with windy conditions. Sorry about this awful weather, but I promise, it'll improve. Walk downtown to St. George Street and try the Spanish Bakery, and Cinnabuns. Tell 'em Stephen sent you.

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    1. Already up the road in SC. FL has given me many many sunny days, so I don't feel this trip owes me any more.

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  3. Glad that you got the brakes back in order. I hate to see you head back north, but you gotta do what you gotta do!

    Safe travels!

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    1. Brakes is one place where it pays to spend the money to do what's necessary.

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  4. Sounds like you got it fixed before the brake fluid ate the booster at least.

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    1. It was bad, but could have been worse. I'll take what I can get.

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