A lot has happened

I went almost a month between my last two posts. Hopefully that won’t happen again (although I’m two sentences in to this and have already had to stop a half dozen times to deal with either the tactical dog or lilwizard, or both).

Mostly I’ve been chasing down a problem at work that had a [...]

New Jeep!

Ever since I sold my last one, I’ve regretted it. I’ve owned two cherokees (a 93 police package and a 99) and loved them both dearly. They both developed electrical problems and due to time, money, and storage limits they had to go.

For about 6 months I’ve been looking for another one. Jeep stopped [...]

Daily Random

My wife is wanting me to take her to Pull-A-Part.

UPDATE: I’m being told that there is a correction to be made. This post should read “My wife wants me to go *with* her to Pull-A-Part.”

Well, that’s a relief!

On Monday, I picked up tags for the WRX. When I got in the car, it stalled out on me three times. Then I got a lean condition engine code (which I was able to read and clear using the ScanGauge II I picked up several years ago). No biggie.

Well, the P0171 kept coming [...]

Scooby Dooby Doo!

Alternate title: I decided to go in a different direction.*

2004 Subaru WRX. Turbocharged boxer engine. All wheel drive. World Rally Blue. 30+ MPG on Premium.

Like the Excursion before it, I’ve wanted this car since it was new. Now I have it.

Also like the Excursion, I paid a little bit more [...]

One Line Movie Review

Fast & Furious 6:

Longest. Runway. Ever.

A great story on why everyone needs an emergency fund

Over at Thomas J. Stanley’s blog.

(He’s the guy that wrote The Millionaire Next Door and The Millionaire Mind.)

Parking Lot Bill Passes House

On it’s way to Governor Haslam, who’s not keen on it.

We have a very weak executive office in TN. It takes 60 votes in the house to pass a bill, but only 51 to override a veto. The bill got 72 votes.

It will go into effect July 1st if Haslam doesn’t veto it.

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FOR SALE: Ford F150, Safe In LA Edition

2005 Ford F150 with only 44,000 miles!

Black, 4×4, power everything!

Only $54,000*!

The perfect thing for elderly ladies delivering newspapers.

*Only stops handgun rounds, though. If you want to stop assault patrol rifles, you’ll need to spend a little more.

The Freight Train

That’s what I got. And yes, it’s got baby seal skin seats.

2002 Ford Excursion Limited Ultimate. I went with a V10 instead of a diesel, because for the extra $7-10,000 a diesel was going to cost me, I decided I’d just buy a commuter car.

This one gets 15mpg on the highway, 12 [...]