Lots of 8’s without being crazy.

So I ran a few errands yesterday. Dropped off a big bag of empties to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (they’re finally taking bottles and cans again, so every 5c deposit bottle and can garners them 8c in donations). Zipped over to Walmart to purchase a few kitchen items. And on the way home, I…

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Winterize, winterize, let no little leak evade your eyes…

There are several things that I love about my car. It’s a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, it’s nicknamed “Dracourage” as a portmanteau of “dragon” and “courage,” it gets great gas mileage, it’s dependable, and it does exactly what I need it to do. But there’s one thing about Dracourage that always concerns me. Wintertime. In the…

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Do you think I’m stupid, DePaula Chevrolet?

You know the drill by now.  As much as I appreciate the staff and repair shop at DePaula Chevrolet, and as much as I appreciate their diligence in taking care of my 2013 Chevrolet Cobalt “Dracourage”, there are moments when I wonder if they actually value me as a human being or if they just…

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You picked a fine time to leave me, loose seal…

So on Friday morning, I was in a good mood, I had to run a few errands in the morning, the weekend looked great, and … By Friday afternoon, my mood had changed completely. Follow me on this. It’s Friday morning, and I’m driving through Schenectady taking care of a few things.  And all of…

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The Life Saver at the 1968 Reunion

You can prepare and prepare and prepare all day and night for an event. And the last thing you expect – the one thing that could derail your entire event – could happen right then and there. It happened yesterday morning.  And it threatened to screw up an event I was scheduled for that night.…

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Am I being wise using Allstate’s Drivewise?

The cartridge arrived in the mail yesterday, and I’m going to installt it in my car this morning, right after I finish this blog post. It’s something called Allstate DriveWise, a tracking device that will, if all goes well, show my insurance company that I’m an excellent driver and that, in being an excellent driver,…

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