August 23, 2009

MOVING TIME

AFTER ......

an 8 hr. workday and a going away party/Urban Burn I had to fill up the big blye truck my roomie drives with what I had packed. There was a stoop party going on outside my house and my good friend BENDER was more than kind enough to lend a helping hand and his truck so I could move all my paintings in one go= AWESOME!!!!!

Boy is me roomie an experienced mover, I have never seen such a well packed vehicle- PRO!

It was a slog. We unloaded rather quick in order to head to the DRUM & MONKEY for a lady friends B-day party. It has been a long one, indeed. More on that later.....


August 21, 2009

Survey Says........

Dear Bunny,
Here is your horoscope for
Friday, August 21:
Nobody disputes your organizational skills, and right now, you are showing everyone just how great they are.
You're perfectly aligned with your files, possessions and projects.

Plans have changed, Things to do:
     Organize and pack possessions.
  Bring a load to Rayhem and bring back empty bins to refill.
Bring Truck to shop and have it looked at.
Call accountant re: Files and Year end cash flow.
Continue Packing.
Fix truck/do some moving in

So I woke up early and took in my truck to my step dad, who was at work (He's an auto technician) He returned my call after dinner last night. He did a once over on the vehicle because my mom didn't think I should be going so far (Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada) on those wheels. Ok so the truck isn't new, and it isn't pretty, but it is in my price range!

Anyhow, I don't need new tires until the winter= BONUS!!!!  I thought I'd have to send my truck in over the week-end and spend a ton of $$$ I don't have. I don't need the fluids checked though I might get an oil change in the states 'cause it is super inexpensive.  The emergency brake does work. The muffler isn't really an issue. I still have to figure out the spedometer, in the process of checking the panel under the steering column finally gave way and broke- shit- cosmetics! Tape?

My dad did mention the following:
I need to replace the idle bearing IMMEDIATELY!!!
I need new wiper blades (easily done:)
He recommended picking up a few additional fan belts (just in case!)

Conclusion: NOT BAD!!

He invited a buddy out to look at my "oldie but a goodie" vintage classic (What it's only from 1990?) While the engine roared he commented, "It's a V6 it will be super good on gas." Now that I liked hearing for the third time, especially because I am driving a far distance!  

He made certain I had all my x-tra tools to change a flat.
I showed him behind my seat at my collection of proactive measures:

X-tra canister for gasoline
windshield washer fluid
Anti-freeze/coolant
10W/30 motor oil
Tools to change a flat, jack
Spray tire sealer and filler for up to 18" rims

I also had on my list: a new topper handle with lock and a tire pressure gauge.

Hit Parts Source with a friend and picked up everything, including an Ipod cigarette lighter adaptor on sale for $9.99. Tunes here we come. Total bill under $99, but I still need the idler part, they didn't have it in stock;( Got a call during of a possible ride share with a very close adventurer friend of mine. I hope it pans out even if I have to cover his way, it will be a truly tremendous time!



August 20, 2009

New Truck Confusion/Illusion

I just bought a truck to help me move and to take a trip to the burning man festival.  I got a from Brent, who sells plants at the Tuesday farmer's market. I had been asking him for a week or so if he'd sell it to me. He dropped it off a few days ago then this happened.......

I looked out my window and what did I see, was it a sign?

What was my truck doing outside my window? It had been dropped off a few days ago at PROJECT RAYHEM. The last thing I heard about it was that my new roommates truck battery died and he broke into my truck by climbing thru the canopy and thru the rear window in order to pop the hood and steal my battery to start up his truck.

WHAT?????????????

WHO DOES THAT?

Anyhow. I was hanging out with neighbors while packing my books from the shelf they were getting from me. I peer outside and I see my truck outside my very window. 

At least, I think it is my truck. It is outside my window. How did it get there?

~the strange view from my apartment.

Anyhow, I didn't get a really good look at the truck when I got it that evening. I knew it was a 1990 red Dodge Dakota with a white topper and a lined box.  I had to insure it the day before. There was a note inside with advice on 3rd party insurance on a yellow sticky tab. I looked in the box and it was lined  but there were a few empties that I don't remember at drop off. 

Strange, how did it get here?

I ran back upstairs and got the one key I had to see if I could get into the vehicle.
Didn't fit. Must not be mine. Then again, how would the truck get here if I had the only key?

Maybe it had been hot wired 
or 
another key dropped off and then delivered to my place.

Then I ran back to my camera, realizing that I had a picture of the truck I bought.
I hadn't spent much time with it...............


~The picture proves it was not the same!

Until today I had never seen a truck like this with a white topper of the same year and it was parked right outside my house. Weird. 

You can see why I was a bit confused.

Was it a sign??????



Snakeskin Cowboy boot special

               

 Dear Mr. Weiss,

I tried to add a bit of spice
to my life
that's twice as nice
for half the price

 Here's my advice:

When someone has a stunning pair of shoes that you like.....

....and a few weeks later a friend comes back from a model shoot and shows you a pair of old snake skin cowboy shoes in the back of their truck and they fit perfectly.......
 they're worth picking up!

~ Are they shoes?


~ No, they're cowboy boots.

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