Friday, November 26, 2010
You turned, and I missed it! We bought you when you were brand new, you only had 17 miles on you. You actually replaced a Camry, you were all pretty, shinny and new.
Now you have over 100,000 miles, and I didn't get to see it happen. You are the first car I have had long enough to say that about. You are still a great car, and not too much different from the day we brought you home.
Once we got the first scratch over with, you have not been injured since. That is, as long as we don't count a couple of bent rims. (Don't get me started on how I hate front wheel drive cars.) I have logged every tank of gas, and every maintenance and replacement part that you asked for on an Excel spreadsheet. In your whole life, you have only cost me $5,300. That is every oil change....everything except gas. I have a complete history on you, better than any CarFax could ever provide. They will never know what we know and what we have really been through. Take that CarFax!
We have taken lots of trips west to the ocean, east to Iowa, south the Florida, north to Detroit, and many stops and places in between.
If I could only figure out how to shine you up once again, your paint is getting dull kind of like I am getting gray. I guess it is appropriate.
Thanks for being such a great car. Happy 6th birthday, and happy 100,000. Here is to the next 100,000!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
After repairing the detached retina surgery, then 'now let's scrape off that bad scar tissue that has formed' surgery, I knew this would be a piece of cake. Cataract surgery yesterday, blogging today! Life is good.
I didn't have to worry about 'waking up' this time. Last time i wasn't supposed to and did, this time the plan was to stay awake. That just doesn't sound right, does it? Yea, stay awake so you can keep you eye pointing towards the ceiling. Geez, so glad I could be of service!
All I can say is, take care of your eyes, and thank you God for the technology to fix those who don't take such good care of their eyes.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Sometimes I think my Shelby isn’t happy with my decision to get her a buddy. I think Bubba was enough buddy for her. I could never part with Gracie now, but I can’t help but wonder if I did the right thing.
Don’t get me wrong, they don’t fight (they are both too laid back for that). And they have their moments of chasing each other in the yard (although sometimes it looks like Shelby is trying to chase Gracie off). The last couple of days Shelby is doing things that she has never done before (like pooping in the house). Is this a form of acting out, like kids do? I just am not sure my little Shelby-girl is happy, and that makes me sad. I know it takes time, but Gracie has been with us for almost six months. How long should this take?
I remember it took me quite a while to really let Shelby into my heart after Jas. Then she became my priority (speaking in pet terms only). Gracie is starting to get in there now too, she is so sweet. I have come to the conclusion that she does not have an aggressive hair on her. Not sure what any of that has to do with this story.
I just wonder/worry about my Shelby-girl.