Thursday, June 27, 2013


First: The New Car

We finally picked up Josephine (a.k.a. JoJo) last night and are so relieved to have a car with a warranty and maintenance plan. It was sad saying goodbye to Beatrix (a.k.a BeaBea - my old car) because I had her for 13 years, but what fun it is to have a new car. S's mom sat in it and went straight inside to S's dad and said "let's get one!" Too funny.


Friday, June 21, 2013

A New Car!

This post is a complete departure from the usual commentary on my little blog, but I just have to share. We are getting a new car! This car will replace my 14-year-old car that is starting to nickel-and-dime us to death. My current issues with my old car are that my AC doesn't work and doesn't seem to want to allow us to repair it at a reasonable cost (it's been a year now without AC or defrost, though the heat works too well), and one of my tires, which had been patched about 14 months ago, is no longer holding air. I'm too cheap to fix the tire, so I am airing it up every day. Thank goodness for Westside 66 which has free air. And I am tired of dripping with sweat in my very hot car even with my windows down...and it will just get hotter as summer progresses.

Exactly 22 hours after the last time
I filled this tire with air - 14 pounds left.