Monday, December 29, 2008

catch up

Okay, so it's been a while since I last updated this thing. Life has been a little crazy at my house but I have a few minutes now so I figured I'd let you all know I'm still around. :-)

We have added another Jeep Cherokee to our yard. Traded the pickup for it straight across. It's a bit rough, but it's a whole lot more useful than the truck for what we wanted. We wanted a rig that was just for taking in the mountains. After seeing Dena drive the pickup, I quickly realized that wasn't the rig for us. So I put an ad on Craigslist and a guy answered a couple of weeks ago with a lifted Jeep Cherokee.

Yes, it's two different colors. And it has it's fair share of issues that need to be addressed. But I figured it was a good deal anyway because even if there are issues so great that I can't repair them, I can move the lift, tires and most other parts over to my other Jeep Cherokee. However, I have already got this one running, so I don't think that will be an issue. It's going to take a fair amount of degreaser to find all the little things wrong with it, but if I can get in it, start it and drive it, It's already 3 steps above the pickup. It never did run right after the trip to the mountains. Engine was pretty tired on it. :-) Dena gave it a serious workout. :-)

Also, as you can see in the picture, we got snow around here. A lot of snow. 31" in Eastern Walla Walla, 24" at my house in Milton-Freewater. That is basically unheard of this time of year. Last year I think we only had about 8" for a few days. This snow lasted for over a week. It's mostly gone now, except for the plow heaps on the sides of the roads and in parking lots. It was fun for a short time, then it was just in the way, and now I'm happy to see it gone. I'm sure it's not gone for long though. Each day without it is one day closer to Summer time though. :-)

I hope everyone had a merry Christmas, and is planning a Happy New Year. We will be going to our friends house for a party on Wednesday night. I'm sure by Thursday I will be hung over, but that's all part of the game. :-)

I'll post more pictures of the Jeep as I update it. Or I'll rob the parts off it and sell it. Who knows... :-)

More to come...