STORMY WATERS BREAK OVER BAYFIELD'S NORTH PIER
As the mornings turn gradually colder our walks become progressively shorter. I'm not a cold weather guy although I did enjoy cross country skiing years ago & one season of downhill skiing. When it's cold outside I much prefer to be inside.
I may have been a little hasty in throwing the 'greed' word around in last night's blog because this morning I learned a little bit about the newer technology of....automobile keys!! I had myself a real session of bad news, good news, bad news, bad news, bad news, good news, bad news & finally some good news.
First bit of bad news this morning.....missing key still not found:(( First bit of good news....local hardware store was able to make a key that opened the Jeep door & started the Jeep. I was so happy about that I had the hardware store lady make two more keys. Figured I had better make sure the new keys worked so tried them out.
Bad news....the Jeeps engine stalled about 5 seconds after starting with the two new keys. Oh no!! Do I have an engine problem now!!!!Good news.....Jeep started fine with original key so that turned a little light on in my head. The original key must have a micro chip transponder in it knocking the engine out of actions as an anti theft function. Bad news.....this is gonna get expensive:(( I headed off for the town of Exeter about 35 minutes away in hopes a locksmith there might have some good news for me. Bad news........the locksmith did not have good news for me!! Good news......there is a Chrysler Dealership in Exeter & when I went in they said yes, they can build me a new key & reprogram the Jeep. Bad news......a new key was going to cost me $94.52:((
Despite the high cost of the key (no way around that) I was very impressed with EXETER CHRYSLER JEEP. The fellow at the counter took my Jeep key & immediately set the wheels in motion for getting me a new one. He needed photo ID & the Jeep ownership. One fellow fed all the necessary info into a computer while another chap got to work on the physical make up of the key. Twenty minutes later they pulled the Jeep into the shop & reprogrammed the onboard computer & 10 minutes after that I was on the road with my new Jeep key. My total time in & out of that dealership was well less than an hour & I was impressed at how they took me in right away without having to make an appointment. Two thumbs up for Exeter Chrysler Jeep:))
I HAVE TAKEN A REAL LIKING THESE PAST MONTHS TO MIXING HALF A GLASS OF VANILLA FLAVORED SOY MILK WITH HALF A GLASS OF VARIOUS FLAVORED FRUIT DRINKS. (smooooth)
Now, a word of warning!! Little did I know this morning that had I tried either one of those two new hardware store keys in the Jeep's ignition one more time the Jeep's computer system would automatically have gone into a maximum security lock down mode totally immobilizing that Jeep & nothing would have worked!!. Nothing!! The Jeep would have had to be towed to a Chrysler Jeep dealership & it's computer reprogrammed before it would ever start again. It's all sophisticated anti-theft stuff these days so my little 'greed' rant last night was a tad off base. Oh, and before I forget, the final piece of good news is..............I am now finally done with this good news bad news routine:))
I LIKE BIG SCREEN MONITORS & BIG NUMBERS ON TELEPHONES:))
Came across a new RV blogger this afternoon who, after thinking about it for 2 years, has finally put together her very first post. I wonder how many of us can remember back to the apprehension & excitement we felt over our first post. Might be kind of nice to drop by with a word of encouragement for Kathy & welcome this gal to our little world of folksy family RV bloggers. DON'T FENCE ME IN
REMEMBER THURSDAY NIGHT'S BLOG ABOUT THE CIRCLING FOOD SHARKS!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A 54 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital.
While on the operating table she had a near death experience.. Seeing God she asked "Is my time up?"
God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live."
Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants and a tummy tuck.
She even had someone come in and change her hair color and brighten her teeth! Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.
After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.
Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had another 43 years? Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the ambulance?"
God replied: " I didn't recognize you."
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