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Mini’s Loaner

Went from being a sports-car driver to Soccer Dad in half an hour. This is just a mini-update about the trials and tribulations of my beloved Mini Cooper S.

In the previous entry, I was left awaiting to hear the complete diagnosis to make the car roadworthy again.

In the meantime, Soccer Dad has taken over Andalusia with this cool van. I wanted my loaner to be a Cooper with, like, the John Cooper Works package, which boasts a ballsy 228-horsepower turbo engine.

Can’t complain, though. I enjoy it actually. At least it’s a mini—van that is.

Turns out the alternator and pulley went on my Cooper. Plus the back brakes need replacement, a couple of rear engine mounts, new battery cables, other small repairs; and I’m good to go.

Hoping the Red Devil will be ready tomorrow evening (Friday) The windshield was replaced as well..

Incidentally, allow me to express my frustration lately with the following musical cover I just completed. Please don’t take it personally. It’s a fun song to sing and play: sort of like an anthem for the angry.

I hope it becomes an earworm. Thanks for reading and for your continued support.

About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at
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