Sunday, April 12, 2009
mushroom boy, clinton and old volvos
It's been a while since we last updated our blog, we have been CRAZY busy. Lynn and I have been working our tails off, picking up overtime, trying to build up the war chest for the coming race season. We have been also caring for a wonderful boy(greyhound) by the name of Clinton. He is completely blind, no light, shapes, shadows, NADA! He is a most trusting and sweet animal, a true testament to the Greyhound breed. He will be going home soon, maybe.
Lynn and I had a few days off due to the Passover holiday, I spent most of the time under my ancient and ailing Volvo wagon. I replaced the leaking exhaust manifold gaskets, timing belt, tensioner and front oil seals. I also updated all of the other maintenance items, oil change, spark plugs,wires, cap/ rotor, air filter, fuel filter, swiss cheesed the air box, cleaned chassis grounds, and so on. I also installed a killer set of rally lights on the front bumper, I couldn't resist. It's not done, but I made a huge dent in the to do list and is runs piss'ah now!
Thursday night I came down with a slight fever and cold symptoms, but is was Wild Bill's Birthday so I soldiered on. Bill and Lisa came over as did Joe and Jody. Lynn whipped the house together and put on a little spread, we had a blast. By the way, Wild Bill now has an alias, Mushroom Boy. Don't ask, just enjoy.
Saturday, Chris Hinds, yeah right! Pouring rain and a rotten cold, at this point Lynn was infected also. She had planned to do a MTB race. We spent the day in bed, watching the Deadliest Catch marathon and the Red Sox.
We'll be at Rick NewHouse!