Sunday, January 10, 2016

Vegetating (Again)

Or maybe "still" (vegetating). We have been doing very little. It has rained a lot here, sometimes in torrential quantities, one night so hard it knocked the satellite dish out of line!

My niece Robin and George stopped by on their way to Mazatlan last week. It is always fun to get together with these guys although it usually leads to more imbibing than I am used to and this visit was no exception. Thankfully we did all the imbibing in one evening instead of stretching it into two. They stayed in a "Route 66" style hotel just around the corner. George helped us out a lot by showing us that two of our outside chairs had suffered sun damage and were ready to collapse which they did as soon as he sat in them! LOL.

The Honda developed a problem when the flip-up headlights started continuously flipping up and down! George and I looked at it and could not see anything wrong so we just pulled the fuses controlling the servo motors that flip the lights so now they are open all the time while the lights are controlled as usual by the switch on the steering column. The '89 Honda is starting to show it's age. The air conditioning no longer works and it will cost quite a bit to investigate the problem let alone repair it. There is a water leak somewhere and the carpet is wet after every rainstorm. The power door locks quit working and the power window winder in the drivers door requires a lot of assistance with my elbow when trying to lower the window. Lets face it. It is a $1,000 car and there is little point in putting a lot of cash into it. It runs perfectly, gets close to 30 mpg, starts every time I turn the key and is fun to drive. I keep thinking how my dad would be disappointed in how I treat his pride and joy but then again he never kept a car for more than three years in his life so he would have been getting ready to trade the Honda in when he died in '91. I guess I should be proud of extending it's life as far as I have.

We did a big shopping day yesterday because like I said, we have been doing very little and that includes not leaving the shack. We were getting very low on provisions and also wanted to check out the sale at Harbour Freight where they had replacement outside chairs on sale. It is a good thing we don't do this too often as I spent the equivalent of one of my three pension cheques!

We will be out again this week, meeting Tobey and Sue, a couple we met in Mexico, for lunch. They are in town visiting family. It will be fun to see them again.

Oh yes, THE SEAHAWKS! What a game! On to the Superbowl! Yeah Seattle!


  1. We've been spending a lot of time indoors trying to stay dry sure hope we get to see some sun tomorrow.

  2. Hmm, guess we are lucky here, not to much rain at all. Get out and about for a few hours everyday works for us.
    Enjoying the sun shine.
    Hopefully will get better for you guys.

  3. That Honda owes you little, that's for sure. The cool, wet weather has to come to an end and we all hope that it is behind us.