I was gone for a long time, wasn’t I? Something like 3 weeks? If I keep doing that, I suspect I will lost ALL my readers completely. I gotta apologize and beg your collective pardon. Things are a bit crazy here these last few weeks.
But for today, I’m just gonna tell you all about the last 2 weeks.
See, last 2 weeks was “block leave” – which just means that everybody was on vacation for 2 weeks. Company offices were empty. Usually, the army does leave the usual way – someone has to stay back and cover while others get the chance to go on vacation. Block leave comes just before the deployment and is normally supposed to used to spend time with family and friends before the big day.
Of course, we headed to Michigan. But before we did that …
On Saturday, we had lunch with friends and then we decided we were going to have a look see at the Jeep vehicles since hubby and I had been considering getting one. I said to him “Hon?Let’s go look at Jeeps – I wanna test drive a couple – see how I like ’em… see if I agree that’s what we’re getting next.”
And there it is. We are now a one-car family! Both the truck and the car are a-gone! And lemme tell ya … we both are happier than pigs in shit! That little baby right there is suhweeeeeeeet! Rides nice, drives nice, feels nice, sounds nice, smells nice …. /sigh
So, we had that baby for the drive to Michigan – which was fortunate in some ways … not so fortunate in others. We had wanted to register it there since that’s really our home of record for the time being … but they want us to pay a crap load of tax on top of what we’ve already paid … so that’s moot. The good news is that I am now a Michigan resident myself. Thanks to the new bill that passed, I can take and keep hubby’s home of record. I shouldn’t have to change my state residency again. Which is one less headache for PCS moves I shall have to medicate for.
So anyway – I had planned (and packed) for snow this MI visit. Especially since there has been so much all round this winter. Just my luck it all melted a week or so before we got there and never got cold (or precipitous) enough while we were there for more. Best we had was a little rain activity one night .. maybe 2. The coldest it got was about 40 degrees. The day of the picture above, it got up into the small 60s. Disappointment is an understatement.
We had a good time, as usual… and I’ve been thoroughly recruited into the whole idea of trading card games – started with Magic The Gathering and hopefully ends with World of Warcraft TCG. It’s an expensive hobby. Lot more so than WoW itself. But I am still trying to get that spectral mount.
Speaking of WoW, turns out we have a cousin who plays… on none other than my heroine’s server Mug’thol as a Tauren Druid (cat). Imagine my glee to find out that we could switch factions AND transfer servers all in one day. I live in hope that I shall see my heroine and be able to kneel before her and say “You’re my hero!” Frankly, I think I won’t be playing any other character after this … least ways not much. I’ve come to learn that no matter how much you THINK you already know, there is always one more thing you can learn about your character … and I think that for once and all I am going to actually stick to the one I currently play. To ensure this, the only other character I intend to transfer is my alchemist and what I call my “I-don’t-wanna-heal-anymore-right-now” character – the ever lovable warlock.
So anyway, to get back to the Jeep (and the vacation), it seems as if all I needed for extended drives was a car I was comfortable with and could control. My boss at Digicel had once said to me that once you go SUV you can’t really go back to a car. I hate to admit it, but she was right. The car was VERY uncomfortable for me to drive and the truck was kinda too big. The Jeep is “just my size”
I drove almost the entire way back from Michigan … sans maybe 2 or 3 hours when the hubby took over and gave me a break. I enjoyed like I have never enjoyed driving before. Of course, it can’t be ALL good – the heater broke on us on Wednesday night … turns out there seems to be a problem known with them … something about an additive that doesn’t agree with the heater core? I dunno … mech talk. bah! Should have it taken care of by Thursday evening – all things remaining equal.
Let me leave you with one more image ….
Ain’t she a beaut?