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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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I should have performed more maintenance

I woke up this morning, and had a nice sentimental card by my bed, and Jeepchick was singing a cheerfull version of Happy Birthday.
Damn, I was quickly reminded that I turn 42 years old today.
If I had known I was gonna be around this long, I would have taken much better care of all my parts. Instead I've treated my body much like my Jeep, and Ive been driving it like I stole it most of the time. Oh well at least all of the factory options still work, and although Im a little tempermental at times, Im still pretty reliable.
One good thing though, Jeepchick says she almost has to keep me, because she'd be lucky to get low "blue book" on a trade in.

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hehe... Happy Birthday man... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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low bluebook..uuh...more like wholesale! Happy birthday H8!

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So, you have lots of "character marks", and in the morning when you first crank up you have that "gassey smell" comming from the exhaust[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img].




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42.. what a fossil....
at least your older than your jeep...
i have a round headlight grill here you can have for your b-day...

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Happy Birthday Jeff!

Just remember, at 42, you are FULLY GETTING IT AWN more than most people half your age could manage. I think it's one of those "higher functioning" things we mentioned a while back.

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I shouldn't have razzed you about your book value on my previous message! As I type, I'm at work awaiting my physical, which is in 20 minutes (10am central) given on or near your birthday! I know last year I would have had a hard time getting wholesale on my wifes trade.. this year!! Buy here/pay here... my wife will finance!!

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Hahaha. That was good for a early morning laugh. I thought you meant, you needed to work on your jeep more, and I said naw that can't be. Happy BD.

I'm on here so much, I have carpal tunnel reader syndrone.
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Happy Birthday! I hear ya on the maintenance issue, what we need is some bolt on replacement parts for Jeepers. I could personally use a new set of knees and a left shoulder. My "mechanic" has done what he can, but they are pretty much shot. Anybody partin' out a good, low mileage human? I would prefer white and about 6', but I can always add a lift and paint to match.

BTW, things got kinda hectic last year and my wife forgot my B'day. I told her it was the nicest thing she could have done for me.

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Hahaha, thanks guys, At least Im not pissin rust yet.
I really cant complain, I havent missed a day of work in over 10 years, I cant remember the last time Ive been sick (hangovers excluded). I cant remember the last time I went to a doctor, I think it was for stitches I received playing softball about 15 years ago.
I have my 1st physical, that I can remember since the Navy(1981), scheduled for this Friday. I hope it doesnt screw up my good run of health, but Jeepchick has been nagging me to go.

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