Random Thoughts Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bennett, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. TorrentIV

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    Why would work schedule me for only 3 days this week....and ask if I'm available to come in nearly every day? You could just schedule me normally...
     
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    The Patriot got pelted by hail in a bad way coming back from Colorado last weekend. Estimates for repair are hovering around $6000, so far. It looks pretty sad too. :(
     
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    Oh, no :(
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Ouch!!!
     
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    Do you not have insurance for that? In parts of SA with the Summer rains hail is pretty common!

    Bad news though...even with my insurance it would hurt to have my beloved Jeep get injured.
     
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    Oh, yeah... it's covered. I took it for the estimate today. They've priced repair out at a minimum of $5000, but they're still unsure if they can salvage the roof. If not, tack on another $2000-2500. It's scheduled to go in next Monday.
     
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    We were thinking of going to Colorado. (Fly out and rent a Wrangler for exploring some passes, Crystal Mill, etc.)
    But the cycle hasn't sold and some medical bills are creeping up that put the kybosh on that plan.

    So, we are thinking of doing a loop around Lake Superior instead. I've been wanting to do it as a motorcycle tour for years, but with my back/neck issues we are just gonna make it a Jeep trip.

    Hopefully once I can get the spine sorted, I can get back on 2-wheels next summer
     
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    Lake Superior is nice. I drove the north coast in '05. No side trips since I had thousands of miles to go.
     
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    In 1996 I took my daughter on a two week vacation. We saw all five Great Lakes, though we just barely brushed up against a couple of them.
     
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    Didn't get around the lake. We made it up to Duluth and weather was forecasting rain to follow us the whole time.
    So we spent an extra day in Duluth then poked up into the U.P. (Lake of the Clouds) before heading down to Minoqua, WI for a few days.
    Still a nice, relaxing trip with some hiking, brewpubs, waterfalls, and bright Aspens and Sugar Maples.

    Last Monday I had an injection in my spine to try to alleviate some of the stenosis/nerve issues I've been fighting with all summer. Seems to have helped a bit, they might do another next week.
    I didn't sign on for this whole getting old crap;)
     
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    Oh, and I saw the old KJ in town the other day. Looks about like I expected it to at this point, the rust spots are starting to break through. It has new tires that look like 225 street tires which, with the lift, look really small.
    Looked like a college kid driving it.
     
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    Everything in my shop on wheels adds up to 75 wheels.
     
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    18 Jeeps and 3 Unicycles.
     
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    One jeep, three motorcycles, and lots of rolling toolboxes, floor jacks, and a vacuum cleaner.
     
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    Almost time to get rid of the jeep. :(
     
  16. LibertyTC

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    Why?? What else would you then drive?
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    I saw a story that they've created a Pringles flavor called Turducken... Not sure I really want to eat anything with Turd in the name.
     
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    Great, now I gotta go out and count my wheels
     
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    I only have 23- I counted the spare in the Jeep too
     
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