Saturday, November 11, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Now almost two years later, I am back to wearing normal shoes. It has been a journey! It's also been some work getting my feet back into the type of shoes I like. For two years I wore sneakers or well padded loafers. The flexibility I regained once I could bend my toe again, was lost when I became lame in the knee.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I will drive her for a few days and take her in for detailing and an interior estimate. Looking at her parked in front of our house, you can see how big she is. We will be able to store a lot of cargo and drive it in style.
Tomorrow she'll take me to work where my co-workers have been excited to see what I have gotten myself into. It will take a bit to get used to driving her but I think we'll suit just fine.
It's taken me 30+ years to get the Mercedes I've always wanted, and I don't mind that she's 30+ years old!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Sadly, summer is over. We just spent our last weekend at camp. It's hard to call it quits when you need to wear shorts and a tank top on your last weekend. However, cold weather is on the way and the water is being shut off this week. I cleaned out foodstuff and a few other things, and TBG will go back next week for a day to drain the water lines and pump anti-freeze through the system.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The leaves, stalks, guts from a squash, apple cores and peels, made it into a jar and a half of veggie slop. The pup was underfoot the entire time, eating bits that fell on the floor. This is her portion for tonight -- also to include a few big hunks of broccoli stalk that I pulled out of the stock.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
I am the top cook in the house and also the primary grocery shopper. With a goal to work only with whole foods, it's rare that I buy anything overly processed or with too many ingredients. I like to cook and serve tofu -- but I stay away from Tofurkey. I am not interested in meat substitutes -- they have too many ingredients and are generally loaded with salt. Even organic ingredients can't make up for a high level of sodium. Sure I could work with textured vegetable/soy protein to make vegetarian "meatballs," but I prefer real food.
Monday, September 25, 2017
The mechanic took things apart, found nothing wrong, put more gas in the tank and she started right up. He waited a day and started her again. She drove fine both days. He called to tell me what he found and to get "the back story" on her. There was a lot of curiosity on how and where I found her in the great shape she is in. Alas, there are some issues with her turning signals and hazard lights and she needs a fuse for the odometer. These are thing they need to figure out. So for now, she sits in their lot next to very sexy vintage red convertible that is also a Mercedes. They make a very striking pair.
Next stop after this is the upholstery/interior shop across the street. She will get new carpet and a dashboard cap. We will have an electrician put a plug for the engine block heater on the side of our house near the driveway. I can't wait to start driving her and the waiting is hellacious!
For now, I am hoping her cassette player still works so I can dig my 80's music out of a box in the basement and get her ready to hit the road. Because we are going to party like it's 1984!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
We keep our liquor in a canoe bookshelf in the living room. At least that is where the hard liquor lives. When we drink hard liquor, it is generally in the living room, or else in the back yard. As a result, I had to work with that theme when it came time to pair the new chair with a side table of sorts. The new chair is Tom's "Scotch Chair." After spending boo-coo bucks on the chair, the solution was to re-purpose something we already had. My goal was to do something cool and an idea came to me in the middle of the night.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Last week, driving down Lake Road, we passed a Mercedes wagon on the side of the road with a "For Sale" sign on it. My heart did flip-flops as we drove by. On the way back to camp we pulled over to look. The last week has been spent researching how we'd insure it and who'd be our mechanic. We have both lined up and went to meet the owners on Saturday.
Monday, September 4, 2017
The concrete was finished for our driveway on Friday. They need to come back to remove the framing and give it one more wash-down. We are happy with the result. In another month, we will seal it -- and they are lending us a sprayer. We only replaced the sections that were badly cracked and hope to do the remaining segments next year.