Followed up on more car maintenance, green truck will need ball joints sometime sooner or later, to the tune of about $1100 or so.
Meanwhile, oil is changed and tires are rotated on both cars. Love cube driving better with new tires and the noise seems eliminated with the replaced caliper.
Heat was colossal. Too hot for proper meals, just cold pizza from the fridge. Just as well the Meyers postponed Laughing Buddha until tomorrow.