April 20, 2005

Impressive Compulsive

I took the chance to go out to the garage while Marion was napping (she's actually still napping) to check and see if I could figure out how to get a part off the Probe that I've been trying to figure out for a while. I did this today because I got the replacement part in the mail, so I figured that I could figure out what I was missing from the new part.

I quickly found the hidden bolt, and took it off, with the tensioner assembly falling to the floor. "Excellent," I thought, "A job well done." But then, because I couldn't resist, I started to put the new one on.

Now, I expected Marion to sleep about 40 minutes, and I knew that I wasn't going to get much done, but as it turned out, Marion decided to sleep a long time. She's still asleep. She's been asleep for more than two hours now, when her normal afternoon nap is anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes. She didn't sleep well last night (went to bed late and got up early, silly girl), but I certainly didn't expect this.

With that bit of work done, I can move on to putting the belt on (note to self: there's a pully that needs to go back on too, it's sitting under the car), and once I get that done, the car is only one step away from being on the road again. All that will remain to be done is to get a new clamp for the CV boot on the driver side, and then finish putting on the boots.

Yeah, it's the coolest thing ever, and Marion made it possible. She must be excited about the Probe getting back on the road. It's no fun to see her Momma driving down the road in the ugly Saturn, her Momma needs a shiny sporty car.

Vrooom!

2 Comments:

At 7:13 PM, Anonymous said...

YOU ARE WORKING ON A CAR ALONE?

 
At 8:52 PM, Jeremiah said...

That would be the case, yes.
You don't need to shout.

That is all.

 

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