NOTE: The Mike’s / Neba hooked rug progress blog post that’s normally scheduled for today will be shown next week at this same time. === Saturday morning. My final day with Dracourage, my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. The fourth car I’ve ever owned. The fourth GM car. The second Chevrolet. I’ve cleaned out every nook and…Read More
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Dracourage is a dark red 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, and the fourth car in my personal life.
I don’t want to say goodbye. I hate goodbyes.
It was 2016. I was involved in a horrible breakup. One morning, everything was wonderful, and later that day it was completely done. Over. No warning. And at my lowest possible time in my life … a new entity came into my world. And we were together for six years. Six amazing years. So many…Read More
I did a kindness at DePaula Chevrolet.
Update on the condition of Dracourage. Recently, my beloved 2013 Chevrolet Cruze emitted a foul, oil-burning stench. I initially thought it was residual oil that had spilled when DePaula changed the car’s oil a few weeks ago. But the stench festered, and it became so foul that it actually ruined a romantic date. I nursed…Read More
Taftsville and Dracourage
During my recent Vermont covered bridges photographic tour, I came across one of the four covered bridges near Woodstock, Vermont – the Taftsville Covered Bridge. The Taftsville Covered Bridge was originally constructed in 1836, and is considered one of the oldest surviving covered bridges in the Green Mountain State. It was severely damaged in 2011…Read More
100,000 miles and a new warranty
Last Sunday evening, as I was returning from my two-state, two-fair road trip, while driving through a location between Exits 12 and 11, just off the Berkshire Spur where I-90 goes from Columbia County to Albany, the odometer on my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” hit six figures. Yeah, I chronicled it. Of course I did.…Read More
GM’s new loyalty points update is as clear as mud.
Two months ago, I blogged about how I had saved over 17,000 GM loyalty points for all the maintenance my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” underwent. When I went to cash in those loyalty points, I discovered that 17,000 points barely equals $80 bucks in redeemable credit. Ugh. That’s right, pull out your calculators, a GM…Read More
17,000 points is worth THAT much??
Over the past four years, I’ve taken care of my beloved 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” with a vehicle service contract through DePaula Chevrolet, the dealership where I purchased it in 2016. And because I purchased the car as a “certified pre-owned vehicle,” apparently any repairs or maintenance that I undertake through DePaula Chevrolet, earn me…Read More
Well, look who’s back in my life.
Last Wednesday, I treated myself – well, I treated my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” – to an 18-karat deep detailing at DePaula Chevrolet. And when I picked up the car that evening, it looked stunning. The interiors were clean, the trunk was shampooed, I almost thought that if I left it on the lot for…Read More
Officially using a senior discount today. Don’t judge me.
Approximately six years ago, I had a meal at a local Denny’s. But in selecting off the menu, I unintentionally ordered from the senior discount menu, and technically, I wasn’t a senior just yet. Today, I’m taking advantage of a senior discount. And actually, I am now age-qualified to claim a senior discount. My local…Read More
Dialysis for Dracourage
Well, it took three days to get my car out of the snowbank. Let me explain. On Wednesday night, before the Nor’easter hit our area, residents of the Town and Village of Green Island were told to take their cars off the streets, so the streets could be properly plowed. Residents could park their cars…Read More