August 25, 2006

Weekend Forecast Already!?

Yep, because I just checked, and it appears that this afternoon the UPS Guy will be dropping off 32 pounds of Volvo brake parts at the house, and I'm so excited I'm about ready to make odd little noises!

The brake pads front and rear on the car are just about shot--the rears more than the front--and the front rotors have a bit of the warp to them that causes the wheel to shake and the pedal to bounce. Not a good thing. So I got some front rotors, too, which is where most of those 32 pounds come from. Probably needed to get rear rotors, too, but I thought maybe I could get those turned down. Right now the metal backer plate on the old brake pads are doing a pretty darned good job of it themselves--if I don't get new pads on there pretty soon, there won't BE any rear rotors left. Bad mechanic!

So, that's gonna start first thing when I get home. Hopefully this won't be an all-weekend thing. (He wrote, knowing that he was summoning the great hellish lawgiver, Murphy, who will do everything possible to smite him with a variety of calamities.)

Anyway, I got things to do here before I go, so all of you have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 25, 2006 02:50 PM