Bustedknuckles, The Onery Bastard, is a magic man.
Today was not a good day. Was headed out to spend the afternoon with Busted until I got to my car and saw the right front tire was flat.
Thank goodness for AAA. I called Busted, told him I was running late and that AAA was on the way to fix the flat. The AAA dood showed up, put the spare on, put the flat in the trunk, and I was good to go.
Or so I thought.
Busted and I were gonna meet up in Vancouver and hang out with some friends of his. He gave me excellent directions to the parking lot where we were to meet. I pulled into the lot, turned off the car, and my radiator hose burst, spewing green antifreeze all over the asphalt.
Instead of hanging out with his friends, Busted spent the afternoon finding an unbelievably cheap replacement radiator hose ($9.00 vs the estimated $75.00) and laying on his back fixing my car. Laying underneath my car in antifreeze and lard knows what else was on that hot asphalt parking lot.
Luckily the parking lot was home to a bar that Busted knows, and they were very helpful folks. I ran many pitchers of water between the bar and the car until the radiator was filled back up and then a couple more pitchers to wash down and dilute the antifreeze on the ground, and, of course, bought Busted a beer.
Holy moly -- let me tell ya this: Busted may call himself an Onery Bastard but he really is a gentleman and a dayam fine mechanic. His magic hands had that busted hose off quicker than lickity split -- putting the replacement on took a while longer. He also gave my engine a quick once over, found another problem, made a temporary fix and told me it would get me home. Told me to make an appt with my local mechanic to fix the temporarily fixed problem (another hose of some sort) and that I needed a front end alignment.
He's a magic man.
Heart -- Magic Man.
Yes, his eyes really are that blue :)