day 1896 – run flat tire

bringing shadow into the car shop to deal with a big nail in my run flat tire. i’m very fortunate to have found somebody who’s able to patch the tire instead if replacing a brand new tire like canadian tire technician said. canadian tire wasted my time bringing it in, waiting and even making a trip out to help the incompetent technician find the wheel key lock. i learn that canadian tire auto parts is not trustworthy

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day 1880 – test drives

did some expensive window shopping this afternoon browsing around the audi showroom. though i didn’t get a chance to test drive the r8, i did get the opportunity to sit inside and imagine the thrill. i then took a a4 out for a short spin and that’s more along the line of what i can afford. looking at new cars made me realize that shadow is already nine years old and getting up there in age. as much as i want to get a new car, the timing may not be right yet

day 1707 – autowest servicing 

the few downsides to driving expensive cars is the hefty expenses it comes with. took my beemer into autowest for my annual service which cost nearly a grand to do. it’s due for some bigger maintenance including spark plugs, brake fluid, oil change and fifty five point inspection. that’s quite a lot to service but no complaints on the service and shuttle pickups provided. my shadow left the dealership sparkling clean and ready to rock and roll

day 1631 – shadow bae


congrats to my shadow for making the eighty grand mark. thankful for putting up with me through my often speedy yet efficient and aggressive driving. it has carried me and my mountains of equipment to and from places; it has even taken me to new heights i never thought reachable. aside from the times when there’s anything more than a speckle of snow, i have been served well. i look forward to the many more places we’ll go together

day 1577 – gambler

what a coincidence to be walking around the autowest showroom during black friday. must be a joke trying to sell this limited edition gunmental matte grey sniper on a black friday. it definitely got my full attention and drooling as a made a few circles. i took a big gamble today that i probably shouldn’t have. i’ll have to keep a close tab on it and hope that i’ll find signs that it’s just a false alarm. chances are i’ll have to make a pit stop at hand surgeon clinic if that isn’t falsified

day 1441 – autowest 

i brought my german toy into annual maintenance for oil change. upon sitting down with the service advisor, he advised a few more parts to be upgraded or will soon need to be replaced, each item ranging from a couple hundred bucks to seven hundred. i’ll wait on those and in the meantime consult other technicians for professional opinion before making any decisions

day 1434 – gadget goodies

my order of phone goodies came in and couldn’t wait to mount it on my dash. put quite a bit of money into my gadgets and accessories lately but these are quite necessary. i feel i’m overdue to put myself higher on the priority list and spend more on the things I like and upgrade myself. it’ll happen in phases – this is the first of it. maybe an upgrade is what I need to get me out of this funk and depressing state