for May 2012
May 27, 2012
May 25, 2012
grating on the nerves
not gone postal
|May 24, 2012
Glenn's Jeep (I almost wrote, "My Jeep"...) uses high-beam filament type daytime running lights. The Kia uses LEDs.
May 23, 2012
But it wasn't washed to make it nice and shiny - it was washed so the bird crap wouldn't strip the paint off the car. Pretty nasty stuff, bird droppings!
in the shop
the end of the
the last leg
May 17, 2012
compare if you dare
|May 16, 2012
He came through the gate, and before getting his bag he wanted to go out for a smoke. I said, "I'll get your bag for you." "Okay, bro. Mine's the black one." Well, turns out about 70% of them are black!
We found the car (the Kia Soul) and talked about it for a bit then headed out of town. On the way back to Lethbridge, we stopped 4 ... maybe 5 times. Glenn had to stretch his legs and back and have a smoke. About a quarter way along we got some cold suds and hot hamburgers from A&W.
We finally got home about 10:30PM. Mom was probably sitting in my black chair, watching out the front room window, waiting for us. She came out right away and greeted us. Floyd was waiting for us inside.
We talked for a bit but then decided to get to bed. And then talked some more. And more. Then it was really time for bed.
On Sunday morning we went out for breakfast at Smitty's. Surprisingly, Glenn had a full breakfast. He says he never actually eats breakfast. He says he never really eats breakfast - or lunch or dinner, either.
On the way out we saw an old Meteor in the parking lot.
But it was another vehicle that he was taken back by. I'd arranged that I would give him the Jeep Liberty before he came. Since I wasn't getting many bites on selling it, and since his leg and back has been messed up all this time, I thought it would be a good idea for him to get rid of his old pickup truck and get something nice and cushy instead.
I wanted to get the Jeep ready for us to go out for breakfast at Smitty's, but the battery was dead! It hadn't been driven for a few weeks. But when I went there to take the battery out to exchange it for a new one, I saw the charging cable had popped off. No wonder! I got a wrench and stuck it back on. Glenn'll have to fix it with a longer cable sometime. I borrowed Al's (a neighbour's) battery charger and waited until later that day.
Finally, it was ready. I rolled it out for everyone to see. (Sorry there are so many pictures. Just got excited.)
Glenn's reaction was, "Wow!" He said, "It's the kind of thing where you think, 'Is this real?'" Our hope is that his back and leg won't be so painful in this Jeep. (Mom got a little tired near the end.)
|May 12, 2012
May 9, 2012
Can't rent movies from Blockbuster or Rogers anymore. Not sure why.
May 8, 2012
a thing of the future
out and about on a bike
Canadian Tire sells bike carriers that mount in trailer hitch receivers. I bought one for the Kia Soul. It can carry two bikes. I was considering something that carries 4 (or perhaps 3), but the ones that Canadian Tire sells with the bottom tire holder only have room for two bikes. Why would I consider 3 or 4 bikes? To carry the bike trailer, too. It's a little wider than a bike. Also, you never know - I might want to go in a group someday.
Not sure if I'll keep it or get the 4-bike carrier from Get Hitched.
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