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Colossus last won the day on June 1 2018

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  1. Actually 3-4 years now.
  2. 2019 RAM Heavy Duty

    I never thought i'd say it but I am glad we have Ford and Dodge HDs out there as a choice vs this ugly puke silverado HD.
  3. To me the back end looks like a rip off of the Ford Exploder. Strange, I did not think GM would ever sink down to the pitty levels like the pathetic Hyundai/Kia does when they mimic designs of other manufacturers.
  4. Chevy Walks the Walk On Silverado Advertising Plan

    GM continues to spiral around the drain.. with crappy advertising campaigns like this as proof.
  5. Can you imagine how ugly they will look?
  6. It has been 2 years since my dear sweet old widowed mother was diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma. (Cancer) This is a rarer form of the cancer that is not related to sun exposure but rather came on in the form of a tumor in her rear section. (butt cheek) They took out some of it, biopsied it, and confirmed it was cancerous. A surgeon removed the rest of it, along with infected lymph nodes in her front abdomen area, and she began radiation and chemo and IV drugs up until August of this year, when she called it quits due to the prognosis not being too good and wanting to have at least a few good months without the ill effects from chemo and radiation. For much of the past 2 years, I've not been working a full time job, only doing side jobs here and there, a lot of volunteer time with my church facilities maintenance team (helping to care for over 20 church owned buildings) and odd ends around the house, but mostly just wanting to be around for her, driving her to and from her appointments and trying to make her as comfortable as possible. I got rid of my truck last year because of the payments being too much and have been driving her vehicle around. We are now getting into her final months left to live. Trying to prolong as much as we can with her staying here at home. She has a hospital type bed now to sleep in, a very nice LA-Z-Boy recliner/chair that can help stand her up, walker, and twice a week hospice medical care, but things are getting worse. It's just a matter of time now until she will need to go to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Hopefully after the holidays. I've been preparing myself for not having her around and for her passing for awhile now, but it still hurts like hell if I let myself get too deep into thought about it all. I have 2 brothers who are both married with 2 kids of their own, thankfully they live closeby and help out a lot. We also have a lot of help and support from our church- as my mother is very well loved. She is the type of person who you would consider a mother because of how kind and loving she is. I chose to stay living at home with her after my father died suddenly almost 20 years ago. I had nothing better to do and wanted to be there for her. But I think she was there more for me. Aside from a brief marriage that only lasted a few months, I've never really lived away from home. And I find myself miserable as I think about living my life alone when she passes. Part of me hopes that I pass on quickly after she does, seeing how I've let my health get shitty over the years (I am now 41) but part of me wants to stick around and try to be a great uncle to my awesome nieces and nephews. I just don't know. But regardless, change is coming and it is going to suck. Do any of you who have gone thru loosing a loved one to cancer or something like it have any advice for me? We've got most of my mother's final affairs in order, she is a good planner and I and my brothers will be abiding by her wishes and desires. No conflicts there. Thanks
  7. GM's 6.2-liter V8 Engine Honored By Wards Auto

    I believe the 6.2 is a very good engine overall. In the Truck, and in the Vette. They are fairly reliable but being a forum like this, we'll see the brunt of any issues they may have with people coming here to vent and look for help. I would love to have a truck (Or vette!) with that engine in it. You folks that have one, consider yourself very fortunate and enjoy them.
  8. Transmission Finally Died

    BUT.. if you had a Crapota.. you could have gone 260,000 miles before the original tranny crapped out without any service.. just sayin.. Oh what a shitty feeling.. Crapota.. well not really.
  9. Transmission Finally Died

    Not at all.. Many 60s and 70s vintage vehicles would go 100,000 just fine with minimal maintenance required before an overhaul was needed.
  10. Post Pics of Your 2014+

    careful with those types of lights.. just a huge water leak(s) just waiting to happen..
  11. But it looks decent. Credit due there.
  12. Too little, too late, GM. It will be a poor seller.
  13. Chit chat

    And you'll rarely ever find one for sale.
  14. whats the deal?

    Probably a worn out door switch. I think one of mine went out on my old 99 and I replaced it but it was so long ago I don't remember.

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