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October 8

Mercedes GLA

The GC had a recall visit due today.  Headliner fire risk. Back when we bought the first GC (2011) we started reading about them on the owner forums.  Now that a formal recall actually happened, we were due for a one hour appointment. Knobby was told one hour when he made the appointment, because they’d […]

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September 3

“Some Monsters Are Real”

Out of the blue, Knobby walked into my office last night, and fired up a YouTube he liked of the Audi RS7’s sport exhaust. “Why not just go back to the S7?  That was plenty . . . so much more power than you ever got to use around here.” “Sport exhaust, woman.”  (+$1k or […]

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August 3

WaterPumps and SeatbeltBags

Good news: The problem with the Jeep was the water pump. Why is that good news?  Still covered under warranty. The dealer service told Knobby that he was overbooked through August 14, but that if he could bring it it and leave it, they’d try to look at it during gaps.  Not like we could […]

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July 29

Jeep Don’t Fail Me Now

  Well, that’s not good. Could smell antifreeze burning on the way back from my hair appointment today. Left the car to madly hiss and steam for an hour or two, then Knobby took it apart. Enough to rule out the easy fixes, anyway.  He thinks it’s the water pump. Sigh. We had heard funny […]

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July 3

Leering and Photobombing

Speedy cars everywhere, and only a Hemi for me. Yesterday there was another new S8 in the parking lot of the new Fresh Market on Hendersonville Road. Sadly, old people were driving it.  Driving it very slowly. Today we parked facing an S7 in the Lowes parking lot. Sadly, they chose the boring silver (and […]

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July 1

Pleased as Punch

*Yawn* Knobby has been on vacation for nearly two weeks now.  Lots of little house improvements have been made. House has been automated.  He’s made an app for our phones which can turn lights on and off, uses Sonos habits and other tricks via the Nest thermostats.  Replaced light switches but we can’t really see […]

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June 13

Model Homes and Macans

~You well know my snobbery regarding “reality television”.  However, I do admit that my DVR records The Duggars. I know.  I’m a hypocrite.  What can I say — I found their lifestyle and morality refreshingly different from the likes of TrashyHousewivesInForeclosure and DancingWithTheD-List. Anyway.  This season, two of the DuggarDaughters have hooked up with guys […]

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May 29


(Minion update one back.) I went to a new GP doctor today. Well, I’ve actually seen her once before . . . but this was the official “General Wellness Introductory” visit.  The first time I was desperate with a cold and for some reason they could schedule me for that visit a good month earlier […]

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April 16

Suddenly, Desperately

Today I had some internet returns to make, and Knobby had a meeting, so I put Oliver in the car and off we went to the UPS Store. All of that is a bit monumental, as I v.rarely drive — if it works out that I’ll drive once a month I’d be shocked — and […]

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April 6

Mad Beef

Still on my Sudafed train.  Annoying. Thought I’d take a break from the Nyquil last night, and boy, was that a mistake. —– When I saw the Amazon Fire TV announcement, I should have known not to be surprised when one showed up courtesy of UPS the next day. It is tee-tiny. It is quick […]

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