Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another day, another car

I reasure myself with each new car that: "this is the one", meaning the one that is going to drive me into the next millinium. Impossible, but it doesn't stop me from dreaming.

I knew something was wrong when I failed my emissons. I thought it was just the catylytic converter, but after finding out that the valve seals were spent; Claudio, my mechanic told me to drive it till it drops. In other words, don't spend another penny on this shit box. That was in August and i've been driving it strong until last week. I ran the poor little VW for only about 14 months but I put over 20,000 miles on it. WHen I bought it, it was a TMU, true Mileage unknown. The odometer read 148k, but I think it had 250k on it. She was tired.

My latest addition is a 1998 Subaru Legacy Wagon. 5 speed, AWD, Brighton edition. I don't know why it's called the Brighton edition, it must be code for bare bones. This pup does have a factory Tape deck, but no power windows, locks, keyless entry. It doesn't even have a tachometer.

Monday, October 20, 2008


So the story goes... THE PITS was an old wooden boat my parents had in the 70's. I guess there was a storm and it blew up on the jeddy and was ruined. My father, in an attempted salvage operation, managed to save the stern of the boa. He subseqently put it in the basement and used it as a bar. It used to have an old Miller High Life tap on it, but it was pillaged at some point.

The boat was sitting in the tool shed for about 10 years and I rescued it, to fix it up again.