There is a peaceful time in the mornings after I get Toby off to work, the puppy is asleep, and there is still coffee in the pot. Usually I browse my favorite blogs and make comments, but I that tends to take up any creative brain cells that I have and causes me to put off any posting of my own. Before reading and commenting this morning, I decided to post something. Anything.
This is how it turned out. When I saw how awful I looked and how funny Max was, I laughed too hard to try again. Finally I got this good shot to show how handsome Maximus is. Yes, we are all about The Puppy these days.
We did do something new the other day; we bought a new car. The used Subaru that we bought last year was a fun car, but we were not happy with it - especially the gas mileage. We decided that we needed something more comfy to ride in and that got good gas mileage and that would last us a long time without lots of problems. Since the old Camry has been such a jewel of a car, we went with another Camry. We even went with red again. This time, though, we got the sports version. Toby read that it was more fun to drive. And it is fun. It is an automatic - something new and different to get use to - kind of makes me feel like we are getting old. Well, we are.
Buying it went pretty well, as those things go. Jickin' with car salesmen is always annoying. At one rather intense moment, I looked at Toby and said, "We can leave at anytime. Besides, Ardmore always smells like monkey shit at the zoo." He was so surprised and shocked by my comment, that he burst out laughing. Broke the ice! He said it was the Michelin tire factory that makes Ardmore stink. It does stink.
Toby drove the the new car this morning or I would get a photo posted - later maybe. We had a discussion on what to call the new car - to distinguish it from the old red Camry. I suggested the Slut - once again shocking Toby. I had to explain that Buck calls his new Caddy, the Tart. Toby suggested we just call the new car, the Sport. Okay. His ideas are always better.