Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ohhh So True...

"The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you." ~Unknown

Monday, April 27, 2009

Warning! Goodfellas Transmissions

Although I don't usually post this type of thing.. I am more into knitting than cars-even though hubbie and I own an auto repair shop, thought that just maybe someone considering a transmission from Goodfellas will come across this and have second thoughts. I grew up in the "repair" business. In today's world there is enough competition that a business cannot remain viable for over 40 years without a good reputation, loyal customers and a good work ethic. Apparently our business has that or we would not still be there.

My son purchased a special built transmission from Goodfellas Transmission in Tarpon Springs, FL. Guess I will just let you read the message he posted to one of his forums... and hope you will have second thoughts if you are considering them for your next transmission!!

"Hey guys,

I know this is a semi-old post but i just thought i would share my experience with goodfellas transmission....

I ordered an "enforcer" for my 00 tahoe 4l60e. I installed the first tranny and it started slipping after a single day of driving. I called the owner, John, and had me tear it back out of the vehicle and he arranged shipping. John told me he would take care of the cost because of the short time the tranny was in the tahoe. Well, i received a bill in the mail a few days after the tranny was picked up from the my shop. I called John back and he said pretty much "tough luck". Well i didn't pay for the shipping. Instead i called the shipping company and had them forward the bill. I fought with John for a while about getting my money back. He kept saying "sorry thats not out policy"... i guess their policy is sending out junk trannys. After a couple weeks my tranny showed back up (really didn't want it) i still needed one so i called him and he said the band was burnt up. I said ok i guess things happen. I put it in and it started slipping 2 days after!!!! + torque convertor is junk. Now the (CHANGED-umm gentleman) won't even take my calls....

I took the tranny out and took to to a local shop. Here's what the guy told me so far...

band's burnt up and it was some kind of cheap band, not what they advertise, end play is wrong, it's NOT a corvette servo (spring is chopped instead), the valve body is screwed up, the clutch packs were burnt, there are some other parts that i'm not sure what they are that were damanged from not being installed right. torque convertor was crap (and a very cheap one) Pump had peices of metal in it. Pretty much a POS transmission.

Bottom line... I got screwed out of $1500 and wanted to make sure no one else would even think about buying one from them. My old tranny is being rebuilt locally.

I think his a scam artist and obviously dosen't know how to put together a transmission. In fact, he told me the tranny problems were my fault becasue he checked it in the "test car" I honestly don't think he ever opened it up. The bolts still had paint (no chips) on them when he sent the tranny back to me."

Buyer Beware!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Burger King Style Iced Mocha

Very similiar to the real thing!!

2 c strong cooled coffee
2 c half & half
1 c Hersheys syrup

Stir above in pitcher. Chill. Serve with ice.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This Says It All!

"We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads." ~Unknown

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fuzzyfeet Noro Felted Slippers

Felted these Fuzzyfeet slippers a few minutes ago.. and now have to wait for them to dry! Easy, cute pattern from knitty. Used 2 skeins of Noro Kureyon 199A. Worried the whole way through that there wouldn't be enough yarn.. but alas, just a hair left over. Took almost an hour to felt the Kureyon though.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Parkersburg WV Tax Day Tea Party

For those friends and family that happen to live nearby... A Tax Day Tea Party is to be held at the Wood County Courthouse on April 15th, 12-1:30. The tea parties are non-partisan... but a statement that we are tired of fiscal irresponsibility and taxes!! Hope to see some of you there!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Knitting Grandma Survives Italy Quake

This is an awesome story about a 98 year old grandmother that survived being buried by the Italian earthquake. She stayed busy by knitting!

Read all about it here!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Noro Silk Yoga Socks

This was a relatively fast and easy knit. I just happen to know a wonderful person with a birthday quickly approaching... and she is a yoga person.. and is always cold. Thought it would be the perfect gift.

Pattern was a free download from Ravelry Althought the pattern only calls for 1 skein of Noro Silk (I used 292A)on size 3 needles, I was about 12 rows short. Thankfully, my LNS had another skein! Should know better, it seems there is no consistency in Noro yarns, BUT I do love working with them!

Now, will the receipient hate them because the colors don't match... or will she appreciate that they are unique?? Maybe she will let us know ...