Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Why in the world can't we build a vee-hick-el that can sip gas, last more than 5 years and oh yes- be large enough to fit a Great Dane?
As the dog pack and the 4 Runner both age, we are thinking ahead to a reliable, durable ride and let me tell you folks- DE-PRESSING, though you can get great deals on Toyotas right now... we have looked and researched and looked some more and what a hard pill to swallow- spending a lot of money on something that will ultimately be coated in mud and cat prints on the outside and dog hair and slobber on the inside.
Then there is "The Hobby"
An automotive vice so evil and potentially damaging that purchasing a new car is out of the question.
You imagine off roading adventures or crazed hyper-milers- no folks- it is much, much more sinister. PETA members stop reading now.
Let me paint a picture for you. Anyone who has ever been to our home knows that our twin kitties - Cletus and Roscoe just love to crawl on and in any car to investigate. When we arrive home on cool days the kitties waste no time crawling on the hood to nap on the warm engine. This has left hair, dirt and the occasional bloody animal part on the hood.
Karl and I have discovered that if you let the kitties get nice and comfy, when you hit the panic button on your remote keys that the resultant alarm scares the hell out of said kitties- every time. It is like watching a cartoon as they shoot straight in the air running....
we get good laughs but it is hell on a paint job.
I have contemplated tacking some carpet on the hood like I have seen my bear huntin' buddies do so their dawgs can find purchase.
So if anyone has my dream vehickel out there - let me know!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Anyone who ever doubted that TV is evil- I now have proof. Karl has just been inspired by a TV commercial to build an Ornithopter- alas not inspired by DaVinci- the man with the vision- but a COMMERCIAL! Even worse- he is not motivated to fly- but has hopes our neighbors will think he is crazy and keep their distance.
I had hopes today to wax poetic on the virtues of hard work- Spring is nearing and the snow is melting. Karl and I spent the day cleaning the flower beds, mulching and doing a general cleanup of the garage. The weather was beautiful and the honey bees were flying about looking for early blossoms. We rest this evening with realization that we will definitely feel this tomorrow. Somehow - I just don't think we will be able to stomach the Academy Awards. Thirty minutes of "Karl-Mentary" on the events of the red carpet has ruint it fer me. I guess I am off to work on my planting schedule and a cup of tea.