Lost a dear friend..
Doggers recently posted about losing his Jeep.
It's DEAD, Jim!"Bones! It can't be dead! Can't you save it? The old girl means SOOOO much to me!"
"I'm a Doctor Jim, NOT a FUCKING car mechanic! You ran her at extreme warp speeds one too many times. Even Scotty couldn't save her now..."
Ugggghhh.. My trusty old 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee has driven it's last mile.
A few days ago, the day after the train wreck, the Engine's connecting rod worked another bolt loose.
It's been 'hinting' to me it was gonna let loose some day..but 8 months later, it was still running along.
(For those who would like to know, 298,000 miles is when the 6 cylinder, 4.0 flies apart.)
It still starts up and I can drive it, but the KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK coming from the lower engine is like the Grim Reaper of cars banging on the door... It's time to say goodbye.
So, I'm kind of stranded.
I'm checking craigslist.org, finding all kinds of nifty cars, but this the worst possible time of year to look for a used car.
I have a few Jeeps in mind, but they are hard to come by in decent sh
He writes a great journal btw...go there..
Synchronicity because an old friend of mine died around the same time.
I have to point out though that while his Jeep had been with him..what..ten years or so?...
003The Subaru that was tragically torn out of my life...had been with my dad since 94...and with *me* since 2003.
So it was kinda like loosing a parent again
*Fuck*...don't get me going.
The fact it was a Subaru *Legacy*....the *irony* is not lost ...on *anyone*..
Anyway...I'm not a mechanic..I can't give you those kinds of details...wish I could. If I could it would be on the road..
Instead I offer you...
My drama version...
It was like....
a destroyer laying down a smoke screen...
This is how I described it to people...
Like a destroyer laying down a smoke screen
Going down like...
a four stacker lend lease laying down a smokescreen in front of a convoy before doing "hard starboard' and doing a "Jervis Bay" head on against it all...her guns barking till smashed along with the crew...ploughing on...going down...burning..
The crew finally abandon ship
Pulling away..watching..appalled as their battered beast goes down...flames and smoke shooting out of her...
The death ride of my poor ol' Subaru..
It was like that...