I mean...brakes! Who doesn't need brakes!
I very much agree. Last night a young friend visiting mentioned she would be needing a new place to rent. A few phone calls later to good friends and I think we may have found her several options.
Yes, small communities are the best.
If I still drove, I would find myself in the same boat., Dan was in charge all things "car." What a great story and a reminder of what having and being a friend is all about. It seems that particularly in Northern Michigan you have a wonderful community.
I was a motorhead for long time, carefully tending to all the necessary vehicle maintenance. No more. These days, I respond only to bad noise, bad smell, or smoke.
Three or four weeks to get a repair done? Brace yourself. It's going to get worse. Boomers are retired or will be soon. Gen X is a very small demographic, and we all told Millennials to go to college, not a trade school. Fewer and fewer people are doing automotive, landscaping, building jobs. Covid hollowed out the medical/hospital staffing, so appointments are harder to get and waits are longer. And immigration is down. So for the next couple of decades, this is how it's going to be. If you know you'll need something done, get on the schedule as soon as you can!
What are rotors?
You deserved that break and the brakes that will happen next Wed.
And that's why I not only love small communities (they still have values), but why I agree with you about the value of a handful of exceptional friends - priceless.
So far, Bob is the car guy, and I depend on him to take care of that stuff. Some day I may have to do it myself. I DON’T have the friend support you have, so I may be in trouble. But, I’ll worry about that when the time comes. Congrats on getting it figured out. You’re doing a good job, girl.
Yes, Ramona, Friends are a valuable resource, emotionally, ride wise, knowledge & education based, sometimes financially, & with some even therapeutically. Fortunately, your breaks didn't put a week's long brake on your life.
Thanks Ramona - both for the reminder that it's perfectly okay to ask for help and for the laughs along the way as you described this latest adventure.