Thursday, April 23, 2015



First order of business this morning was to drop our Jeep Wrangler off at the Bayfield Garage for it’s pre-safety inspection.  Before any vehicle can be sold here in Canada it has to undergo a safety inspection unless the vehicle is being sold ‘as is’.  Safety inspections are a good thing & saves buyers a lot of headaches from being sold unsafe vehicles by unscrupulous sellers.  Not so financially swell for the seller though if a lot of money has to be paid out for new tires & brakes etc. 



A cold gloomy day greeted us again & Wednesday’s snow still on the ground put a damper on our spirits.  I did manage to transfer the Wranglers stuff to the Liberty.  Things like jumper cables, a heavy duty tow strap, a tire inflator, first aid kit, spare liter of oil, etc.  Always handy to have these items on board while bumping around in the desert.  Or anywhere else as far as that goes. 


Found it difficult to keep my enthusiasm pumped while outside on this frosty morning so I simply gravitated into the house for the remainder of the day.  Weatherman is calling for some sun Friday so maybe I will take Pheebs out for her first ride in Libby the Liberator & see what she thinks.  Oh & Jeepers passed her safety inspection this morning with flying colors.  Only needed a windshield wiper blade.  I’m hoping to get the exterior cleaned up in the next couple days……weather permitting.  Looks like we might be asking in the neighborhood of $11,900 for our 06 Wrangler but we haven’t quite decided on that yet.

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Next step for us is to get a tow plate put on Libby so we can tow her behind the Big EEE just as we did Jeepers.  And yes we plan to do the same type of desert traveling with the Liberty as we did with the Wrangler.  Keep in mind we have never been extreme Jeeping people crawling over logs & boulders etc.  Aside from some desert pin striping we’ve never damaged our Jeep Wrangler by intentionally abusing it.  We will treat our Jeep Liberty with the same respect………………………. 


GROANER’S CORNER:(( A Few Thoughts On Aging:

Have you noticed that Stairs are getting steeper. Groceries are heavier. And, everything is farther away. Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become!

I think young people are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me.

Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20? Do they think no one notices that these things no longer fit around the waist, hips, thighs, and bosom?

The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank, but in reverse. Do they think I actually "believe" the number I see on that dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they're fooling?


- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.


  1. My last comment was not intended to encourage you to abuse your new Libby. It was simply a verbatim copy from a comment you sent us when we got our Jeep, with a few words changed to suit your current location. :-)

  2. Nice to see the water fowl have made it up there. Not many big birds left down here now.

  3. "Libby the Liberator" I like it!

  4. I had no doubt Jeepers would pass the safety, you look after your vehicles.
    Now to have fun with Libby.

  5. Good luck on making a quick sale!

  6. Your new header really pops! Love that blue. I think that's about what we got for our '06 Wrangler although it had A/C. It was just a 4-cylinder though and not likely as in good shape as Jeepers. It will go quickly.

  7. Good luck selling the wrangler, it is in such good shape, it shouldn't take long.