10/3/08 - Grand Slam....mechanics suck

So last night, I hit my first ever softball home run. I had a few in little league, but nothing since I was about 13 years old. I have had my fair share of in the park sprints around the bases, but never one that cleared the fence. What made this one even more special is that the bases were loaded making it my first ever grand slam at any age. My wife and beautiful baby girl were also in attendance, so they got to see it. I know there are plenty of people out there who think of this is a routine occurrence, but for now, I'm am just ecstatic about the whole thing.

Mechanics, or any shop that repairs things, frustrate me to no end. I still have hope that the shop I took my trimmer to is going to do me right and actually get it done by the end of the day. I dropped it off first thing on Monday morning, they said they were about 3 days behind, and it should easily be done by Friday when I said I needed to have it. I just called and he said there is still a chance it will get done this afternoon.

As I mentioned the other day, I took my car in to get the driver side window fixed. Well, it wound up costing about $120 for parts and about the same for labor. Then you add in the disposal fees, taxes, and all sorts of other things and it was a little over $260. When I got in the car to drive home the first thing I noticed was that they managed to put a massive scratch in the tinting on the window. It is very noticeable, and I would have definitely seen it before. The thing is, I wrote that off because I thought it was possible they mananged to scratch it up when they were prying open the door to get to the motors and stuff...no big deal. This morning, I went to pull out of my driveway and since the windows were foggy, I needed to roll down my windows to see...well, the driver side works, but now, my passenger window magically quit working. I will be giving them a call this afternoon and giving them a piece of my mind (in a very polite, respectful tone). We'll see how that works out. I've had pretty good luck getting things taken care of in regards to these type situations.

Played basketball last night full court for the first time in maybe 2 years. Amazingly, I still have my shot, what is not surprising though is the fact that I am bad out of shape. Every joint, muscle and tendon on my body is sore from just 2 hours of playing.
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