September 13, 2004Well, driving back to Russellville where I go to college from Greenwood last nite a AR State Police discoed me for doing 69 in a 55. My speedo was set at 62, but since I added the 35's it is now 7mph off, leading me to a ticket. Then to top it off, I have been sick with allergies, so my bloodshot eyes made the Trooper think I was drunk, leading to a trip to the ol' portable breathalyzer. I passed w/ a .000bac so he wrote me the speeding violation and I rolled on home to Tech.
Then today, I figured I would take my truck in to the Goodyear Gemini car center to get the front end aligned since it had a pull to the left side of the road. I figured the newer, bigger tires had it out of whack and a $65.00 alignment would fix me right up. Well, before the technician pulls the front tires off to rotate them, he gives them a good shaking to check the bearings, and lo and behold, my driver side is bad. So he calls me out there and tells me to shake it, which I do, and I agree that the bearing is toast. They get me an estimate for the new UNITIZED hub and bearing, alignment, and rotation, which totals $430. I agree to get it fixed and 2 hours later, they have it all done. The total was $380, because the knocked $30 off the alignment and rotated my tires for free (thanks!!). That was today.
Then I leave the Goodyear store and go to Autozone for a steering stabilizer that I know is bad because I took it off a month ago and checked it. I figure, why not have it all fixed right, you know? So I get the price for the new shock and wow, it is $50!! Oh, well, I gotta have it so I shell out $65 for the shock and some Meguiar's detailing products. (if it is gonna drive good, it's gotta look good!)
So, I am waiting to see what else can royally F-UP this week. If you have any suggestions as to what should go wrong next, feel free to let me know... and leave your address so I can send you the bill!