Happy Weekend, everyone. At the same time, we wish you a Happy Autumn. Fall arrived shortly after 5 AM Friday morning and now we can reflect on a summer season. I don't have much reflection as it was a mostly uneventful one for the Gator Clan. In fact, I think there were times here that I lamented on how slow it was.
We did have one major event. Gator Wife got a new car. She'd be the first to tell you it was not in her plans. Neither of us needed a new car as the ten/eleven year old ones we had worked just fine. Neither was costing us much money. Probably together we hadn't spend more than a few hundred dollars on those cars. And most of that was in two trips to a local car dealership where she swears she was taken for a proverbial ride.
The place where she bought the car always seemed to treat her as she perceived to be fair. That place was sold so GW went to the new one, an established dealership for another brand. She liked doing business with a dealer as she felt, rightly or wrongly, that it was best equipped to take care of her car. After two trips, which she terms disastrous, to the new place, she took our daughter's advice and began using a local non-dealership establishment. She was very happy with her treatment there.
Then came that day when a utility pole jumped out right in front of her. Her ten year old car and that pole didn't play nicely together, so she now has a new car.
I continue to take my car to it's dealership. Eleven years later that place still honors all the freebies it offered to sell me the car back in 1999. Except for a couple tires and a battery, my Toyota has been extremely good to me.
We've made plans for a short summer trip next year and having a new car will make it a much more worry free trip.
That gets us back to this weekend. I think the showers and occasional rain will keep us from doing too much outside. The weather folk keep trying to convince us that Sunday will be a nice, sunny day; but we've learned that this time of year it sometimes takes a couple of days for lawns to dry out for mowing. This could be a two week time between lawn work.
What a season ending way for the Red Sox to draw to a regular season close, three games against the Yankees and then three against the Rays; six games left and only a two game wild card lead for the Sox. Considering their history making collapse, one might say it looks bleak for games beyond the St. Pete trip.
The Gators play Kentucky Saturday. The Wildcats haven't beaten Florida in football for longer than some of you have been alive. Edited Sunday AM: The last time Kentucky beat the Gators in football was in 1986. During the day yesterday, my Fearless Friend sent me a note that the date probably wouldn't change. It didn't. Gators 48-10 last night.
I hope all of you have a really super weekend and are able to keep dry.