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Keep On Trucking [Nov. 6th, 2008|08:34 pm]
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Nippy doesn't need a new idler arm. It's worn, but not a problem. As the idler arm wears out, my tires will wear more quickly. But it's not to that point yet. (It might be idler arms. I'm not sure. But, singular or plural, I don't need any anyway)

Excluding the seals, none of the work is anything different than a ten-year-old vehicle might need, and the mechanic says the engine is in good shape. So Nippy is being fixed up and I'll have him back tomorrow.

edited to add: Nippy is 20 years old (1988). But he runs as if he was 10.

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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-11-07 04:12 am (UTC)
It's only 10? I thought it was like about 30 years old! I think the proper plural is "idlers arm," you know, like spoons full and attorneys general.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-11-07 04:25 am (UTC)

Words, Words, Words

I guess I was unclear. I was comparing his repair needs to those of a ten-year-old vehicle. Nippy is 20 years old.

OK, Ms Editordozo or any of you other literary adepts, how could I have worded that paragraph so people could tell it was a comparison rather than thinking that Nippy is a mere 10 years old.



Edited at 2008-11-07 04:25 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-11-07 07:03 am (UTC)

Re: Words, Words, Words

Excluding the seals, none of the work is anything different than a ten-year-old vehicle might need, and the mechanic says the engine is in good shape. So Nippy is being fixed up and I'll have him back tomorrow.

n edit:The mechanic says the engine is in remarkably good shape for a twenty-year-old truck. Excluding the seals, none of the work is anything different than a vehicle half its (his?) age might need. So Nippy is being fixed up and I'll have him back tomorrow.

I know the "remarkably" is pushing it a little , but the guy DID remark on the engine, so I think it's legit.

That'll be $30 please.



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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-11-07 06:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Words, Words, Words

The check's in the mail.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-11-08 10:27 am (UTC)

Re: Words, Words, Words

Yours will be today, really.
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