Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Car Repair Wednesday

This morning I will take my car in to Gary's Automotive to have a new timing belt put on it. It has 166,000 miles on it. If the timing belt breaks on a Honda, the motor will be ruined. The manual says that belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles. It's only been replaced once sine I've had the car. When I bought it as a used car, it had 27,000 miles on it. I had the timing belt replaced at 90,000 miles. Now it's past due. Bob will meet me there and bring me home. Then after dinner, he will take me to work and pick me up afterward. Between the dentist and the car, I had to transfer $500 out of savings and into my checking account. I will have to work hard to get that money back in there.

We will have hamburger pie for dinner today. Bob will bring a salad and family sized tea bags for our tea. We will have fruit for dessert.

I worked in the yard yesterday morning and cleaned up a section of the yard that needed some help. As I was finishing up, I noticed I had lost my wedding ring. I got out a new leaf bag and carefully emptied the last bag I had filled into it but I did not find the ring. I knew it was a little loose but did not think it was that loose. Oh well....

I was very busy at work yesterday...just the way I like it.

I was listening to NPR yesterday morning and they were interviewing a man who wrote a book about the 9/11 tragedy. After the freedom of information law allowed new information about the 9/11 tragedy, it seems government agencies knew in advance about the threat. Some just denied the urgency of it and some were really diligent about notifying the president and his advisers about an imminent threat. Some of those people were ready to resign because they were not being heard. Unfortunately, for the 9/11 victims, the naysayers won out.

I read Michael Lewis' book "The Big Short" about the causes of the financial disaster. Now there's Kurt Eichenwald a writer for Vanity Fair, and author of the new book "500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars," and also author of an opinion article in the New York Times. He is the author of the new book exposing the incompetence of the Bush administration in preventing the 9/11 attack.


Betty said...

The President knew about the threat by at least May, before the attack. He was looking for a reason to assassinate Hussein, and he got it by simply ignoring the threat.

Margie's Musings said...

You are correct. That is the fact we now know for sure since those papers have been released by the freedom of information act. It was actually Paul Wolfowitz and Dick Cheney who really wanted to go to war. That satisfied the military community.

Michelina Douglass said...

The function of the timing belt is critical since it runs throughout the engine, ensuring the valves work properly. So it is imperative to get a professional’s help to properly adjust or repair of the belt. You will save your car from further damage, and yourself from any unforeseen incident on the road.

Michelina Douglass

Erwin Calverley said...

Well, the timing belt is a very important part of the car. Basically, what the timing belt does is it synchronizes the timing of the engine’s valves so that the internal combustion engine works properly and systematically. It's necessary replace a broken belt because your engine will not run properly otherwise. How's the car as of now? I hope everything is well with it! :)

Erwin Calverley

Tyra Shortino said...

Well, it is good that you opted to go to an expert to replace the timing belt. Correct belt tension is critical when it comes to the timing belt. If the belt is too loose, the belt will whip and damage the engine, while a belt fitted to tightly will put excess strain on the cogs.

@Tyra Shortino