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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Buzztail, May 2, 2012.
I’m 48. Been wearing readers since I couldn’t tie a lure red fishing. Put the boat up, stopped at CVS, and the rest is history.
the ac was 16 years old, so I suppose we are pretty lucky. when my s/o bought the house 4 years ago, she was told it was a ticking time bomb, so I guess we did alright. it's just a bummer; my bike broke, something in her car broke the other day, and now that. it's one thing after another. we both work essentially 2 jobs so from a financial perspective, we're fine, but the "fun fund" will now be depleted.
I googled it. Just needs gas
When it rains, it pours. I seem to have problems that come in multiples of 3 or more, and any one of them taken individually would be manageable, but when they gang up on ya, it's downright maddening. It almost feels like a conspiracy sometimes
16 years is actually very good. My AC guy told me that the Florida climate is very hard on the equipment with power surges, storms, heat, salt air and running 90% of the year.. Get the best unit you can afford with the highest SEER number. Your electric bill will show that.
A friend of mine in the Keys halved his electric bill by getting a 18 SEER unit a number of years ago after Irma wrecked his old one...
PS DO get the surge protector for you AC...
I have 11 years on you... Just wait till 50 hits......
You did good Work on the Karma/Mensch/man/Human front regardless, Brian.
I joined the CVS reader/cheater club this summer in prep for the Central America gig w my dad, and glad i did. On the flight into Mexico City the stewards passed out Mexican customs forms that were in 3-point flea's ass font that i simply couldn't read. You *really* don't want to fuck this form up, as it's the Mex gov's official take on Why Are You Here.
Broke out the $12 CVS readers and gringo perfecto.
I reason it's all part of aging gracefully. Or not
A few years back,I decided to drive big trucks. Figured I needed every advantage. Started wearing glasses full time. Easier than carrying readers, and makes my distance very clear. I didn't wear them for any driving vision test, so no restrictions.
A buddy of mine is mechanically inept. He loves to ride though. But he's killed several bikes. So I twisted his arm to buy a CB700SC, a practically maintenance free bike. Just add oil and gas and it'll run forever. Well guess what he did? Ran it almost 700 miles with no oil. He said "well it did have a small leak"
I asked where from?
He says the entire bottom of the bike is covered in oil, I dunno.
So now it's ticking, like lifter tick but LOUD
And blowing light white smoke.
I'm thinking a full top end rebuild probably
Might want to look at the bottom end too.
Sorry, but mechanically inept is one thing, not checking oil is another. My 80 year old mom even knows how to do that.....
Oh, he was checking the oil - cold and on the sidestand.
I even convinced him to buy an original service manual - which I believe he never even opened
On the bright side, I took the DR350 for the first test ride after work yesterday and it runs great!
I guess if you want to be dumb, you better have deep pockets......
Those 350's are pretty solid bikes..
Yeah, he doesn't. Which is why I picked out a bulletproof bike for him. Guess I'll have to tell him from now on no internal combustion engines for him.