JUST HAVING A LITTLE FUN TONIGHT INVERTING SOME FLOWER PHOTO COLORS IN PICASA 3.9
I am soooooo much enjoying our mid 60's daytime temperatures. What a treat not to be all hot & uncomfortably sweaty. Rain in the night & more rain upon us by mid afternoon. Pheebs & I did manage a Jeep drive under sunny skies earlier in the morning. Corn is already up about 6 feet in many fields. With all the moisture lately the countryside is remaining green & tropically lush showing no signs of yellowing mid-summer dryness yet.
EVERYTHING IS STILL SO LUSH & GREEN
PHEEBS & I CHECKED OUT THIS CUTE LITTLE FOR SALE & SECLUDED ‘RETREAT PROPERTY’ TODAY BUT OF COURSE WAY TOO MUCH MONEY
We took the Santa Fe into the Bayfield Garage first thing this morning for it's safety inspection. It needed new brake linings front to back plus 2 new windshield wipers so the total cost of bringing it up to safety standards was $320 including the $80 cost of the inspection itself. We split the total cost of the safety with the new owners & everyone walked away from the deal happy.
It was sad to see our Santa Fe go. I always get attached to things & especially vehicles. I’d probably get attached to a banana peel if I kept it long enough. Over the years we had so many great memories with that little 4 cylinder 5 speed car. We towed it behind our Damon Challenger to the South-West for the winters of 07/08 & 08/09. It saw us through a lot of Ranch Sitting days in McNeal Arizona, took us easily up & over the Chiricahua Mountains in Cochise County & oh how many trips to Bisbee she made. Took us into Mexico once & quickly got us back out of there in less than hour. We've been to Borrego Springs & Julian California as well as Marshal South's Ghost Mountain in Blair Valley with the Santa Fe. Darby Well Road, Hickiwan Trails, The Grand Canyons North & South rims. Yuma, Slab City, Quartzsite & the Kofa Mountains. The list just goes on & on. The little gray car has taken us through the Arches near Moab Utah. Bryce & Zion Canyons. Took me to the Davis-Monthan air base in Tucson on New Year's Day 2008. Kelly's had it to Spencerport New York half a dozen times. Never a flat tire or dead battery. It never left us stranded anywhere & always started right up with a turn of the key. It's large cargo carrying hatchback area came in really handy for Kelly over the years when she worked at Deer Park Lodge & it recently carried a bedroom dresser to Waterloo Ontario. It was the car that one day pulled into our driveway with Kelly at the wheel & a big black & white border collie sitting in the front passenger seat. From that day on Checkers was our dog & stayed with us until her final passing years later. For sure we will miss our little car but like us it is getting a little long of tooth & we decided now while the car is running well it was the best time to sell it rather than waiting to get a scrapyard price for her someday. Kelly was the Santa Fe's principle driver over the years & again it will be a lady driver who will be using the Santa Fe on the roads between Blyth & Bayfield Ontario. The lady didn't mind the A/C didn't work because the cold air makes her sick anyway plus she drove standard transmissions most of her life & prefers them. We feel the Santa Fe is going to a good home & who knows we may even catch a few glimpses of her now & again as she travels the very roads we often do. I know it's only a car but the memories we share with her & her with us will last forever. And I like that........................
LAST PHOTOS OF OUR BEST OLD TRAVELING FRIEND… SHE ROLLED OUT OF OUR DRIVEWAY FOR THE LAST TIME AT 6:52 TONIGHT
Some may wonder why we sold the Santa Fe & I think I have already covered that in a couple earlier posts a week or so ago. Time to move on…………………….
GROANER'S CORNER:(( My 12-year-old daughter asked me, "Mom, do you have a baby picture of yourself? I need it for a school project." I gave her one without thinking to ask what the project was. A few days later I was in her classroom for a parent-teacher meeting when I noticed my face pinned to a mural the students had created. The title of their project was "The oldest thing in my house."
Most of us have a bad habit we are constantly trying to break. For me, it's biting my fingernails. One day I told my husband about my latest solution: press-on nails. "Great idea, Honey," he smiled. "Now you can eat them straight out of the box."
Al, you pretty much said it all when you stated "time to move on"...Change is the only thing we know for CERTAIN that will absolutely happen in our lives...Some is good, some is bad...One page is turned and on to the next...I guess that's how I have learned to look at things. I DO love your new "ride"!!ReplyDelete
Moving forward is always a good thing, enjoy Kelly's new ride.ReplyDelete
We spend a lot of time in our vehicles and the better the times, the harder to say "good-bye". The original crew rode in that car as well. I totally get it :-). Now on to the excitement of making new memories!!ReplyDelete
Love the different exposures on the pics - very cool.