Tar and Abby

Saturday, September 1, 2012

adventures in motoring

Daughter drives our old 25 year old jeep. When the girls went to the coast The Engineer had the old beast gone over to the tune of $1k. Replaced the air conditioning... which failed once they reached the east side on the way home and melted all the salt water taffy they brought back.
Back the jeep goes to the shop, another $1k later, the girls take off for Seattle. A couple hours later I get a call, 'we're stuck beside I-90, the engine blew up and there is smoke everywhere...' Call AAA. Who towed them to a closed garage. We take our remaining two vehicles and off we go to Ellensburg. The jeep is in a shady lot with another SUV which is covered with drawings of penises. (This is a college town). They will look at the jeep when they get back from the holiday on Tuesday. Gawd only knows the artwork we'll see. Girls took the van, we went back to town in the truck.
And we saw a blue moon - actually blue! - due to all the crap in the air and trapped layers with smoke and harvest. It turned yellow later on.

6 comments:

MakingSpace said...

Persistence in retaining elderly vehicles is commendable, but, you know, once the actual engine blows up...

mrs.missalaineus said...

do you mean shady like lots of trees or shady like shady mechanic shady?


xxalainaxx

the dogs mother said...

:-) shady trees. For having to wait a good hour and a half for us to show up it was a nice place to hang out.

S'A said...

Maybe the penis covered vehicle is an art project of some local college student!

mistress maddie said...

adventures in motoring ,I'd say is the perfect title for this piece!

Tivo Mom said...

being 1 of 4 we kept our vehicles for a long long time. First question from my dad when we were in college and he called...do you need money and how is the car? seems like it is neverending. Yalls are good people