Winter is kicking in..

Ok, winter is making itself known. A few notable “storms” are sweeping over us. Yet we don’t have that much to show for it.

I mean yeah its single digits cold now and then but it’s not really that bad.
The roads get a bit slick I from time too time but the city, county and state plows keep it pretty clean.

If we can only keep this crap going for another 2 months or so we are golden! End of March usually brings with it some resemblance of spring and that would end this “winter”.
We we made to believe this winter was supposed to a very snowy one. But I’m thinking as two of my co-workers bought new snowblowers that stopped the snow in its tracks.

What else? Planning the long road drip this summer. We have a few points of interest nailed down-

Phoenix – as lodging is free. 🙂
Camp Verde – to see my niece.
Grand Canyon
Hoover Dam
Las Vegas
Mnt. Rushmore
Wall Drug
and the silly Corn palace.
Did I miss anything hugely important?

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End of the decade coming up..

I guess we are going out with a bang….
And i need some vacation from the daily. Yesterday was spent trying to fix our washer with my nephew. We thought we had it fixed but nope, it failed again soon after. There has been stinky laundry in there for a week now.


So we hae to act on it…  bought new washer, bought now items to replace the ruined ones and spent a LOT of time in the local laundromat do deal with a weeks worth of laundry – the nastiness stuck in the old washer.


Oh, and the stuff stuck in the washer – yeah they can go with the old washer when the new one is delivered next week.

What else? Planning a long roadtrip for next summer…  Taking my Syster and her hubby to Grand Canyon, Hoover dam and Vegas is the plan. Maybe i need to buy a new set of wheels before that?

Hyundai Palisade?
Volkswagen Atlas?
Kia Telluride?
Chevrolet Traverse?
Ford Explorer?
Toyota Higlander?

Any suggestions on a 3 row SUV or should I go for a soul-sucking minivan like Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica or Toyota Sienna.