that anyone could ask for. It was a busy week for me running around getting my bike serviced and I had a problem with my Corvette. I really didn't wish to take it to a dealer until I figured out what was wrong for fear of a misdiagnosis. I had a similar problem years ago and the dealer was not helpful when I suggested it be fixed, under my extended warranty, and he refused to even consider making a claim so I phoned my friend and drove it to his home last Sunday and left it there. He lives about an hour away in sunny Surrey with difficult transit options.
My friend Nigel has a large workshop/garage area with a lift and has all the tools required to do all his own maintenance. I needed to use his hoist to inspect the rear transmission seals and sump area. Also while it is in the air we would also do the Lube, oil & filter so I brought Mobil One synthetic oil.
He also installed my new CB Cobra radio and we were fiddling around trying to tune the antenna. I brought my SWR meter and he installed the copper strap ground plane wire. It was necessary to remove the rear tail lights to snake the wire from the rear, to the front of the car
I can't thank him enough for squeezing me into his busy timetable. We had planned for me to be there early Saturday morning, after breakfast, but by the time I arrived he had mostly completed everything so we talked about this and that for a few hours and then I left for home.
On Saturday mornings I have breakfast at a cozy restaurant in Steveston with friends, where I left my car and hitched a ride to get to Nigel's. My plan was to drive my 'Vette home and give it a wash as Sunday we had to be at a Corvette Show & Shine.
It takes more time to clean the wheels than it does to wash the car
It's not really a good idea to wash under a bright warm sun but I had no choice as I cannot access my rear carport and have to wash in front of our house, on our main street.
When I left my car in Steveston, it was parked in front of another friend's home and he knew I had to come back later to pick it up, so he suggested we have dinner together. So we did and I ended up having the Roast Lamb
Not bad for a healthy portion of food for only $9.95 + tax. It was their normal Saturday night special. He lives within walking distance of the main restaurant area on Bayview Street, so we walked along the waterfront as the sun was ebbing away
The sun seems to be setting later
as it is still bright out. It is quite pleasant with little wind as we make our way along this new boardwalk
Notice the long shadows. It will be dark soon. We finally arrive at his home and he has dessert & tea waiting. A large plate of assorted DIET cheesecake. I think I had two pieces, but I can't remember . . .
I remember that the cheesecake was really good