I am so glad that i could be of service over the years to the BC community, it was always a warm feeling knowing that i saved someone time/money/aggravation with a just simple post. Unfortunately interests shifter afar from the 3800 community and in conjunction of a new baby in the house i have not had teh time or ambition to log in and post as much as i used to.
Right; me, too; what he said... (except for the part about the baby
When I first saw this topic, I thought, "Jeez, I'm about to be taken out and shot." Fortunately that was not the case. I make it a point to keep all my accounts from falling into disuse by deliberately checking on everything at least once a month, workload permitting, so it'* not my intention to simply disappear. However, I do agree that it'* unfair to have somebody'* question or email to me left hanging for weeks on end, which happened once or twice, so I'm quite happy to be labeled as a retiree here, on the theory that I can still pop in from time to time and bore everybody to tears with reminiscing.
As for my Beloved Bonneville™, she'* fine and sends her regards. She'* actually developed some rust spots over the rear wheels, which is a little embarrassing, but makes up for it by sounding like a race car, thanks to an exhaust pipe that turned into Swiss cheese at that horizontal bend to the left just behind the rear wheels. Must see if I can find one of those Easy-Bake self-curing muffler bandage kits; that would be a perfect, easy-access application. (That exhaust pipe should have gone into the recycling bin years ago, except that I was able to use a patch pipe at the spot where they usually break first, thus prolonging its life until it could fail somewhere else instead.)
I also need to locate a donor CD unit that I can swap into the factory CD player, as the existing one finally died. Getting the mechanism out (i.e. the CD player assembly itself, a separate box _inside_ the stereo chassis) was not as bad as I feared; I just need to find another unit that will swap in, so I can keep the rest of the stereo original.
Let'* see, what else... Oh, yeah, Verizon Wireless _finally_ pulled the plug on analog cellphones two months ago, so the big, black, pedestal-mounted car phone in the Bonnie finally went out of service after 15 years. Before they did, I took lots of good closeup photos of it in operation, just for future reference. It'* still powered up in the car and beeps its self-test every time I start the car, but there'* no signal out there for it to talk to anymore. Kinda sad, that.
Okay, gotta get back to work here at $DAYJOB. Glad to see that I'm not totally forgotten, and I promise to stop back again whenever I can.