Well let me see, seems to be I wittle bwit of a them here of late. Fuck knows I could do without the aggravation, but realistically its probably only because I am one calm mother fucker nearly all the time. Glad at times I find ways to get into a ZEN state of Mind.
Friday, well I had to pop up to Ballarat to Pick up the UTE from the Gas conversion shop, due for collection around 4pm. So orf we toddle in the mates Jackeroo 4WD, arrive at the gas joint, and they are in a complete fucking mad scramble, trying to finish off about 6 cars. ME, being a ZEN like person waited around, unfortunately, well, they did not put the new converter on, but all is not lost, we will however have to return in a week and have the new one installed.
WHAT, really got me going was the brakes, they started locking up, thats actually, they stayed applied and grabbing the discs, which then heat up, expand and grab, add it boils the brake fluid, and we get more pressure. So here we were stuck in Ballarat, with the UTE, no KEYS TO MY FUCKING TOOL BOXES, cos I left that at HOME, no mobile phone, CO’S again, I left that at HOME. 40 Minutes later, after siting on my arse like a stale bottle of piss, The cars brakes have cooled and off we go. I actually managed to get onto the freeway and get home at 8PM, took a peek and it turns out the master cylinder was leaking, hydraulic fluid was bypassing the main shaft and causing hydraulic loc, or keeping the brakes applied.
So we ordered a new master cylinder, cheap..NO, trade price 260.00 bucks..OUCH, had it put on a courier for delivery midday, guess what, it turned up at 5pm. The Courier companies customer service sucked. Can you believe the gall of the operator, she asked me if I could RING the company who sent the parcel. FUCK NO, that’s your JOB is you want that, hows about another idea, FIND MY FUCKING PARCEL, not that many people getting goods here in the Marsh..BLOODY HELL.
So we fitted the new one about 11pm that night. The up side, well, I did some engineering work, Specifically we constructed some light bollards for in the driveway out front. I wanted the Stainless type look, but without the costs. Found some 75mm square pipe, caps and away we went. I sanded and then sorta polished the poles and then coated them in clear.
They are all 12v and have now been installed, at least something went according to plan. As you will see, I put extensions on them as well, depending on where they were going to be installed and how much rapid set they would be in, determined the length of the extension. All are above ground the same depth, but they are 2mm think steel. Open ya car doors on these ya fuckers and see what happens.
Pretty happy with the effort actually. TODAY, SUNDAY, I went to Ballarat, actually just out of Ballarat to do some work with a mate in a quarry. BOILER MAKER WORK, patching and repairing feed bins. As they say, ” BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT”, so it was no biggie, he needed another bloke and seeing as we are not working, asked me to come up, PAID as well. NOW, well, we are now at home, somewhat dustier, somewhat more laden with fluid, YA HAVE TO STOP AT THE PUB on the WAY HOEM. Three pots each and off we went. No point in pissing orf the cook of course.
OH, nearly forgot, last night was seniors presentation night at cricket, YEP, took out the batting for C grade for the season, most runs and highest average…FUCK I AM GOOD. AND, it was a top night, Formal affair, got all, dressed up..Did I tell ya , ” I LOOK GOOD”, too….