The folks at Taylor Hyundai do a really nice little thing when ever you bring them your car in for service, before they give it back they vacuum the interior and wash the exterior. The Purple Whale looked really good each time we walked by it on our 3 daily walks during breaks, but the 30% chance of rain predicted for the CSRA today fell 100% on it later this afternoon.
From February 2nd:
Here is our soon to be remodeled kitchen. The cabinets are original to the house. As is the yellow tile counter top and back splash. The floor is currently covered in dark blue commercial grade carpet and there is at least 2 layers of vinyl under that, who knows what is further down. Currently the dishwasher is the old fashioned manual kind.
If all goes according to plan in about a dozen days this will be an empty room, maybe even just a skeleton. D-Day is February 11th.
Here is our newly remodeled kitchen. The cabinets are Shenandoah Breckenridge in Maple Spice. The counter top is Caledonia granite and the back splash is 3 x 6 white tile in a subway pattern. The floor is 12 x 12 light gray tile laid in a staggered pattern. The dishwasher is a GE Top Control Dishwasher with Steam Cleaning.
If all goes according to plan we will never remodel another kitchen.
This morning I washed off the Miata car cover to get it clean in the hopes I can sell it for a few bucks. I placed it on top of the Emperor to spray it off then left it on to dry. This afternoon I removed the cover and washed the car underneath. Then I
washed rinsed off the Sonata too.
Started down, went up, still up.
Miata Top Transitions since 10/24/08: 1219
For the first time in 61 days the Emperor could park in his Throne Room. It was supposed to be gone last Friday, then it was supposed to be yesterday, so quite frankly we were surprised to find it actually gone when we pulled into the driveway after work today. Even though pine pollen season isn’t exactly over, the Miata got a washing before being driven into the garage.
We have been driving the Miata for the last couple weeks, so the Sonata has been just parked under the awning gathering a layer of pine pollen. To keep both siblings happy, I was going to wash the Purple Whale too, but dinner was nearly ready, so Donna insisted that I put the wash bucket away and after eating we’d run the Sonata through Lu Lu’s, a local car wash. It felt like cheating and it cost $10, but man that was easy.
Started up, went down, went up, still up.
Miata Top Transitions since 10/24/08: 1215
…for pine pollen season, I washed the Purple Whale.
Yesterday afternoon I washed the Purple Whale. It has been quite a while. I hope that I missed tagging a post somewhere along the line or according to this blog the last time the Sonata got a bath was October 2nd.
Today when we got home from work I waxed the Purple Whale. It has been quite a while. Like never. In the one and three quarters years of it being a member of the family it has never been waxed.
Started down, went up, went down, still down.
Miata Top Transitions since 10/24/08: 1196
Hoping to turn around their lackluster showing on the football field from the last two weeks, today I gave the Purple Whales official team car a bath because everyone knows a clean car is a much happier car. And a happy car just performs better.
A short bike 10 mile ride. Breakfast at DD. Grocery shopping at Kroger.
Lunch. Wash the Purple Whale.
Afternoon spent watching the Weather Channel and listening to the FRS on the internet. Which is more related than you think in that they are both like rubbernecking at a car accident on the Interstate, horrible to see, but you just can’t turn away.*
Evening spent blogging and surfing the web.
Try and reel in your jealousy.
*On a related note, I just got an email that offered MLB.TV on my Roku for the rest of the season for a measly $10, so that if I actually wanted to see that wreck…