Shoes are my life…
The third week of March I went to the Tucson Tango Festival and was mesmerized by the beautiful assortment of Argentine Tango shoes. There wasn’t anything in my size, but Mr. Tango Shoes traced my foot and assured me that they would make me two pair of beautiful Argentine Tango shoes. The first pair were too big and I had them remade (gratis). The second pair were also too big, and I think the problem is that I have an unusually high arch. The shoes are made in Columbia and have a 4-5 week turnaround. Since I wasn’t sure that “Mr. Tango” could make a pair to fit me, I sadly sent them back (again) and requested a refund.
Please, just fix my RV and give me the bill!
My RV is currently at the mechanic I use here in Las Cruces. He told me he wanted to adjust the valves, and he heard some “ticking” that he thought was something called the rocker arms. (I’m clueless – he lost me at “adjust the valves.”)
Well, he adjusted the valves (and swears it’s the correct adjustment) and the ticking (which I never really noticed) is noticeably louder. He consulted a machinist, and says he couldn’t guarantee the fix and it would be “rather costly.” I had the engine rebuilt in 2010, and it was a long road until it got done “correctly.” It’s upsetting to even write about it at the moment…
Now, my mechanic says that the engine should “run fine” (albeit the louder ticking) and the valves are set correctly. He’s going to change the oil to a synthetic brand and put in some additive call Lucas. I “do” know from research that the Toyota 22RE engine is very “trustworthy” albeit “noisy.” I don’t think my mechanic is trying to “fleece me,” but I “do” want the rig to perform properly and Lord knows I don’t want to be stuck somewhere on the side of the road.
I don’t do well with “mishaps” – just FIX it!