Sunday, April 28, 2019

This 'n' That

It's beginning to look a lot like Spring around these parts! The sun is warm and the temps are warming up daily! It's nice to open the windows once in a while now!

About a month ago we traded in my 2008 Dodge Avenger for a new Chevy Equinox. I felt a little verklempt when we walked away from it because in all my driving life, that had to have been my all time favorite car! It was peppy, loaded with all the extras and to me represented a better, more lucrative time in our lives. I loved it and drove it for 6 years until I got a new car. Then Rich drove it for a few more years but it was definitely showing it's age. 

The passenger side window would't go up anymore and Rich duck taped it shut!

It got into a fight with a gate at Rich's work one day and lost! Seeing as it was paid for we didn't have good insurance on it so it never got fixed!

The leather seats were cracked and falling apart and the motor was showing signs of needing some work.

So we said goodbye and got this instead.

It's nice but it's no Avenger! 

A few weeks ago we drover to Tawas and spent the day with my brother Tom and SIL Debbie at their trailer. We walked a lot, ate a couple good meals and then headed home after dinner. 

Other than that we've haven't done much. We did take a short anniversary trip in March which I'll tell you about in a later post. 

Rich started driving for Uber Eats a few weeks ago to get out of the house and make a little bit of money. So far he likes it! He even got a little thank you package from one of the McDonalds he delivers for!

And no post is compete without these guys!

Levi is 7 mos old already and Maxwell is talking up a storm! He calls me "Nonnia" and Rich "Bonk" for whatever reason! It's completely adorable!

Until the next time!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Getting Through

It's been almost 2 months since I last posted! So much for trying to post more. You would think with the weather being so crappy I would have more time to post, but the crappy weather has also sucked out all of my ambition and it's everything I can do just to get the day to day done!

Anyway, we are finally into March and looking forward to this winter being over! It's going to be in the 40's later this week every day so that's a start!

So enough about the weather.

My car blew a rear main seal in the engine and was at the dealers for a week getting fixed! Luckily it's still covered by the 5 year/100,000 mile  warranty so it didn't cost anything! It did however, blow engine oil all over our driveway! Nice mess for Rich to clean up!

While we had the rental car we decided to take a short road trip to Port Huron, about a hour and 40 minutes from our house.   We went to Lakeport State Park first but it was closed so we ended up at a community park with lake access. We wanted to see Lake Huron in all its frozen splendor!

 It was frozen indeed and ice was piled up along the shore.

See how thick it is?

The ice pushed the sand up forming little frozen caves. They were all over!

We hung out for a while but it was pretty cold! Then we had lunch and drove home!

Work is work and I am living for November when I can finally retire from there!

Don't know what I'll do yet, though. Probably get another job if I can. Not sure I'll collect SS and supplement it with  a part time job or just work full time somewhere else and put off collecting SS for a few more years. I just know I will be leaving U of M regardless!

My babies are getting so big!

Maxwell is 2 and well....he's a 2 year old! He hasn't played in the snow yet because he absolutely refuses to put boots on! But he is such a good boy and such a joy!

Levi is 5 months old already! He's rolling over from his tummy to his back and smiles and laughs all the time!

He loves his brother, too! His little face lights up any time he looks at Maxwell!

That's all the news for now.

Until the next time!