Busy, Busy, Busy

I still have 3 or 4 estimates to write, but I’m blowing them off (for now) because it’s been too long since I’ve updated my blog. We’ve been extremely busy so far this year. Granted, not even close to last year when all those rock chip claims were starting to take off. We still get some of them, but only a few a week now. I haven’t looked at anything really spectacular. But I have noticed I’ve seen a lot more Acura’s this month than I have in a long time.

But first, I had to go to North Fork during the first week of January. And of course, North Fork is about 30 minutes North of Salmon. So it was 6 hours each way. + sick as a dog x multiple pull overs to nap + horrible road conditions = about 7.5 hours each way. I wanted to die when I got home. But it sure is pretty out there… DSC02657 I must have beat the Plow Trucks out of bed. They were nowhere to be seen that morning.DSC02656It was pretty slow going the first half of the drive out. I only averaged about 35-40 mph. The TSX actually handles very well in the snow & ice with some new all season tires on her.DSC02655Then of course there’s the standard issue herd of Elk cows on the back side of a blind hairpin turn. Nothing like it to make sure you’re awake and paying attention. DSC02659About 6 of them broke right to head off the road when I layed on the horn. The rest of them broke left up the hill instead. Apparently I broke up quite the party…DSC02660I haven’t seen this many in quite some time. Each one is about the size of a small horse. The males are much bigger!

North Fork was a lot like Salmon. Lots of beautiful mountains & lazy windy roads. I did like something about this mountainside. DSC02682Up around the bend was a small turn out with a covered info placard and monocular pointed at the mountain.  I was real close to stopping to check it out, but it was about 8 degrees and I was sick as a dog and just couldn’t make myself stop to see what it was all about. Next time I guess. Oh, the reason I had to drive all the way out here was to look at an old 91 Chevy pick ups camper shell. The owner had left some food in the back and locked it up and the neighborhood Black Bear found it & ripped the camper shell rear door off and stole the food. No joke. Nothing to really show, otherwise I’d post some pics. Just a twisted up rear door. You have to be careful up in the mountains out here!

So now on to the Acura’s. The first one I saw this month was a 2006 RL. The driver was playing with her phone and didn’t stop in time. Oops…DSC03184Then I was at copart last week and saw this nice little S2000. They had taken really good care of it. Until they wrecked it. I love the unibody on the S2000’s. They remind me of how race cars are built. DSC03471 DSC03472But the real gut wrencher was this 2003 TL. The previous owner left it for dead in a river. There wasn’t a straight panel on it. I owned a 2002 TL Type S back in the day. I loved the car & it hurt a little looking at this one.DSC03609 DSC03601 DSC03597Honorable Mention was this 1987 MASERATI BITURBO I came across at a tow yard in Twin Falls. Neat old car. It was just sitting there, complete as can be. It was definitely showing it’s age though. Cracks in the dash and all, but real wood trim inside. I thought about buying it to fix her up. That is until I looked it up and saw the car only booked for $2k-$6k. But mostly, I would have taken forever to find parts for it. I’ve got little spare time as it is. So there she still sits…DSC03342 DSC03343 DSC03344 DSC03345Lastly, I may have mentioned that when I was a kid (teenager) I worked at Norm Reeves Acura in Temecula CA for a time in the parts department. I also worked at the Dodge store next door (same owner). Well it also happened to be the first year the NSX was released and the sales manager had one. He’d pay me on the side to polish it up for the weekends & even let me drive it a couple times to gas it up for him. I’ve been in love with that car ever since and promised myself that one day I would have one of my own. Well, a few days ago I got this in the mail from my credit card company…DSC03626Is somebody trying to tell me something?

So I have less than 9k to go for the big 400k! The countdown begins!DSC03722

About clymerdude

A Property Damage Appraiser in the State of Idaho.
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6 Responses to Busy, Busy, Busy

  1. Carlos says:

    Your TSX has a much nicer dashboard than the one on that Maserati. The dashboard of the 2004 to 2005 TSX is one of my favorite features about the car. I have always loved the gauges. I think they are beautiful. At night, with the gauges on full illumination and the navigation screen on, it looks like the cockpit of a fighter jet.

  2. tysonhugie says:

    Haha, my friend Jack sent me a pic of that NSX credit card, too! It’s a sign! Also, holy crap, only 9k to go until your big 4-0-0! And I’ve always wanted to spend time behind the wheel of an 05+ RL but haven’t ever had the chance. Too bad about that one getting crunched. And the TL – yikes. The orange Maserati would be a nice find for a collector!

  3. clymerdude says:

    Ha. That’s the first thing I thought of. “Tyson would get a kick out of this.” Some day…

  4. JesterTwo says:

    You really make me miss my 2004 TSX. I traded mine in for a minivan when our family started growing, and part of me felt like I should have kept it longer to see how far I could get on the engine. Best Car I ever had. My current car doesn’t have the same fun as my TSX did. You don’t ever miss it until it’s gone…

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