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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Many The Miles

It is time to take the show on the road. Spring break approaches and the family is skipping out of Dodge City for the first time in almost 6 months. This is, I think, the longest stretch we've been in town without a break in more than twelve years. Even when my wife was post-surgery, we managed to get out of town several times after the first three months. Everyone in the house has cabin fever and so we're off to a big city to play, see museums, and generally have a good time. If we're lucky, the weather should be good too. That was an important consideration. After living in Oregon for nearly 40 years, I have to confess to being a bit rain-weary and cranky.

I leave (on Friday), with the expectation that nothing will be decided on the PERS front. There is no news leaking out of any source. Indeed, the most exciting thing to happen in the past two weeks was the series of deleted comments from last week's post. You know it is time to cash in your chips when that becomes news fodder.

I took delivery of my Mini today, so if you see some bearded guy driving around in a white Mini with black racing stripes, that could be me. Hopefully, this will reduce my frequency of visiting the local neighborhood Chevron station. Those $50 fill ups were getting to be really old. Now the SUV will be reduced to hauling dog and larger groups of people or for road trips. I'll happily take 37 mpg for awhile.

I don't plan to post anything in the next week unless some *real* news about PERS shows up. Things are so slow right now that there hasn't been a new post on OPDG for about 3 days. That is close to a record. Hopefully we won't die of boredom before Judge Kantor makes some decision -- any decision.

2 comments:

J Stevenson said...

As a man with a new car and a slightly older digital camera, you certainly need to use the latter to take a picture of yourself in the former, then post it somewhere.
Please Mr. Fearless, humor this member--and the rest, I'm certain-- of your blog audience. What say ye?

mrfearless47 said...

I'll wait until the kid gets home and have her take a picture of the old man and the new car. Amazingly, the clutch hasn't posed any problems at all. Like riding a bicycle.... But, the steering is another matter. I have to really be careful right now. Oversteering is a real hazard after driving an SUV. The mini handles like a sports car; the SUV handles like ..... an SUV. And never the twain shall meet. My biggest problem is that I'm going to have to do some serious garage cleaning. We have a 3 car garage with room for only two cars. We now have 4 cars and I really hate putting the new car on the driveway, but that's where it will be until we can clean out the third garage - or at least half of it.