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Betty

Betty was a one of a kind.  A 1973 Pinto Wagon.  She had dual sport mirrors and wood paneling on her sides.  One bumper sticker said “Love a Preppy” with the little Lacoste alligator in the heart.  The other bumper sticker said “Give Blood. Play Rugby” in honor of my very limited tour on the women’s rugby team.

This was my first car and my initial ticket to freedom and responsibility.  Betty had no heat, no defrost and if I needed to go up a huge hill, I had to turn off the radio and anything else so she had enough power to make it up the hill.  She was no frills, but all mine for the low bargain price of $200.00.  She was a set of wheels when all you needed was that- a way to get around.  No surround sound, no blue tooth, no power steering!

2015 New Year’s Resolutions- February-Take it Slow

To recap, In January, I was thinking about a New Year's Resolution and I figured it would take a year, and at least 12 resolutions to fix 'this'.  January's resolution was to get on the Push-up Challenge Bandwagon.  I did 416 push-ups in the month of January. Thanks to Adrean, I am using a program/app called Cal Tracker to make it easy to keep count.  While I am not as quick and nimble as my fellows challengers, I find them supportive…

What is damage to an Audi worth?

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Ironic or Just Plain Sad?

You decide. As you know, I have a new teen driver in the house. I have already shared some of Amelia's driving stories. Typical for a new driver.  She is doing very well except for a few minor "oh crap moments". I, however, have been driving since 1978.  As a young driver, I had hit my share of stationary objects including my parent's house, their garage, a mailbox and a miscellaneous hedge here and there. This morning  was a sad…

I am only back a week

It has been a week since we returned from our vacation on Skaneateles Lake.  The beauty, peace and serenity of lake life have been replaced with the cold, hard facts of real life.  Bummer.  Humor me as I  recap my week for you,  both highlights and lowlights. I thought I had accounted for feeding the fish with one of those "extended feeding tablets" that is supposed to supply enough food for 2 weeks.  Well, sadly we have come to the…