Richard Craver

Thoughts, Musings And The Occasional Rant

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Gandalf Turns 300K

Gandalf The Grey turned 300,000 today.

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Five Years Since Methuselah’s Passing

Google reminded me this morning that 5 years ago today I created an album called Wreck.

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The Tyranny Of The Maintenance Light

“…do you trust a guy that makes a few bucks changing oil or automakers that sell vehicles for $30,000? Choose wisely.”

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Old Sleds

Ultimately the car is the responsibility and problem of it’s owner; we can not make his problems our problems.

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Gandalf Gets A New Soul

…I borrowed a car for a couple days and ripped Gandalf’s guts out.

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The Shop Is Coming Together

For all my mechanical abilities there is one thing I’ve never been able to enjoy, a home shop. The first house I owned had a rickety shed with a gravel floor big enough for a mower and a few yard tools. The next house had a full basement with a work bench that I put […]

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I Hate Cars, And People Are A Close Second

OK, so I really don’t HATE cars or people, but some days it seems an eventuality.

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The Idiot Whisperer – Part 3

I’m impatient, it’s no secret. Most of my life is being on a mission of some sort and I’m continually frustrated by hindrances to my progress. I attribute much of this to the way I work, I’m strictly commission paid. If I don’t produce I don’t get paid. I quickly became my own efficiency authority, […]

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The Idiot Whisperer – Part 2 (Counterpoint)

The day after my prior rant I got an example of what keeps my sanity in check at work. 

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The Idiot Whisperer – Part 1

Not all customers in an auto repair shop are idiots. Actually some are nice, pleasant people that simply want to maintain their vehicles and move on with life. Then there are the others.

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