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For once, my lack of posts isn’t the result of plain laziness. This time, my lack of posts is the direct result of postus interruptus. I’ve sat down at least once a day to whip up something witty and amusing to write (that would be a change, wouldn’t it!?) and have been interrupted each time. Between people on the phone and at the door, I’ve gotten about 3 words written each time, and been called away from my computer. Now then, here is the post you’ve all been waiting for.

Thanks to everyone who suggested names for the car. After driving her around for awhile, and testing all the names as we went, she responded favourably to “Bridget”. Like Bridget Jones, she’s not-so-young, she’s not-so-tiny, and she has a few ‘wobbly bits’ and some rather interesting quirks. Even so, she’s solid and reliable – and if she can attract Mark Darcy, all the better. So, my dear, curious, readers (Ahem, Melanie), her name is Bridget. Also, to satisfy my dear, curious, parents, I took her to the mechanic yesterday for a “Please-don’t-tell-me-I-bought-a-lemon-waiting- to-happen” check-up. The good news is he said I didn’t get snowed. I paid a decent price for a decent car with a good engine. The not-so-good news is that the full 2-hour tune-up, complete fluid changes and a few replacement parts cost about $200. The nice thing is that the mechanic took a look at Bridget, made a list of what needed to be done, told me how much each thing would cost, and showed me where/why/how each thing was in need of fixin’. After the work was done, he showed me again where a shiny new part replaced the old one. He was very nice, and I’m hoping I won’t have to see him for another 10,000 km – when it’ll be time for an oil change.

Okay, enough about the car. She’s now purchased, insured, registered and tuned-up. Now all I have to do is take her to Costco on Friday, and her Jedi training will be complete.

One quick word about the weather and I’m off to give my house a good holiday scrub-down. When I went to register Bridget on Monday, I drove home with my jacket on the passenger seat and my window rolled down and the radio on. It was like spring!! It’s below freezing today (I think), but still not so bad.

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