Things have been unbelievably quiet on the gender front. A fully-dressed Mandy hasn't been out of the suitcase at all recently (well, other than a 15 minute try-on session) to sort out a few things for a possible upcoming solo trip. If it happens, hopefully Mandy will get some girl time. There will be more about that later...
The realization hit last week, that the antique car will be turning 50 this June. With only about 135,000 miles on it, for a car that old, it's almost "low mileage." And we may have a little birthday party...I may take a cupcake out to Mom at the nursing home, and give her a short ride. It's been a long time since she's been out in it.
I found out about a few more little things which need done before our long trip in the car in a couple months, since I can't remember having them done recently. And I wanted the mechanic to take a close look at a couple new issues. So, I scheduled another trip to the shop. And it's a good thing I did...while searching for one of the issues, my mechanic found an unknown problem, rather serious, but inexpensive to fix, which he corrected. Those guys are good! (If you can't do the work yourself, a good mechanic is essential.)
The solo extravaganza I mentioned above remains "in the wind" as of the date of this post. It should provide plenty of things to talk about. But for now, I leave you with this picture from the archives...
This is a winter sunset picture from January 2008, of the picturesque double lift bridge in Duluth, MN, with a lake freighter exiting the harbor under the bridge's raised twin spans. The outside air temperature was at minus 17 degrees Fahrenheit, and the wind chill was at minus 34 degrees. Brisk, to say the least!
Till next time,