March 28, 2007

Here we go!

"Go" not being really a great word to use, since it does convey a sense of action and forward motion, when in fact I'm only pressing keys. Maybe "Pressing On" would have been better. Oh, well.

ANYwho, long morning as these things usually are, and my head is all spidery inside and I'd like to be on the beach.

Stuff to talk about? Oh, I'm sure there's bound to be something, I just don't know what.


Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 28, 2007 12:14 PM

Hi Terry,

How would someone determine if a junk yard has the

desired vehicle for parts removal???


& remember "It's only a MEETING!"

Sine Nomine

Posted by: Sine Nomine at March 28, 2007 02:10 PM

Good question, and it depends on the yard. My newest favorite place in the Birmingham area is the Pull-A-Part over off of Vanderbilt Road. They have a searchable online inventory of cars that is easy to use and always up to date. The other alternative is to just pick up the phone, but I've found that this can be a hit-or-miss proposition as the phone-answerer might not know much more than when he's gonna take his next smoke break. If you have a particular model, there are a couple of places in town that specialize in specific makes.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 28, 2007 02:19 PM

Some guys wouldn't mind having your job - like this guy.


Posted by: Marc V at March 28, 2007 02:57 PM

In the immortal words of Sir Winston Churchill: "Nothing in life is quite so exhilarating as to be shot at without effect."

I concur.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 28, 2007 03:24 PM

I love scrapyards. I could browse in them endlessly. You have to be careful because snakes love them too.

News just in: Australia has for many decades been dotted with wrecks across the outback where it may have been too expensive to retrieve a broken down car. So they sat in the blistering sun and became suntanned with rust. Now, they are finally disappearing because (apparently, I wouldn't know) the world shortage of steel is making it worthwhile to retrieve them.

Posted by: kitchen hand at March 28, 2007 09:40 PM

The lack of snaky-ness is one of the reasons why I like these newfangledy yards. They keep the cars separated more or less neatly with each one up on a stack of wheels or other supports, and the ground is covered in gravel. Not many places for Ol' No Shoulders to hide, as opposed to the places where I used to go that were covered in kudzu and mudholes.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 29, 2007 08:20 AM