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Date : February 2010

Gas Mileage (Dodge Neon)

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Published on: 2010.02.26

My wife and I are a little more careful than most people we know to actually track our own gas mileage, especially on trips. Most people we know either (1) simply estimate their mileage, (2) take a dealer’s word for it, or (3) don’t care. (The third category includes most SUV and truck owners we[…]

Snow. Finally.

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Published on: 2010.02.23

It finally snowed in Killeen! In fact, it’s snowing as I type this, though the flakes are smaller now. It started overnight as rain, with the temperature falling into the low 30s. We were worried we might see ice, and my wife had to leave for work at 5 a.m. But when she awoke, it[…]

Three-Day Trip

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Published on: 2010.02.21

My wife and I arrived safely home this evening after a quick three-day trip to Oklahoma. We left early on Friday morning, as soon as her all-night shift ended. After working a 10-hour overnight shift, my wife bravely and skillfully drove her Buick for six hours, while I followed in the Dodge. We arrived there[…]

Finally Re-Keyed

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Published on: 2010.02.17

After a very long seven days, the Mercury Sable LS is back in our possession again. (For those who don’t know, the Sable was stolen in December, returned to us more than a month later, fixed up, and sent in to be re-keyed at a local Ford dealership.) The dealer’s (Automax Ford of Killeen) service[…]

Valentine’s Day

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Published on: 2010.02.15

As mentioned in my last post, my wife got a couple of V-day presents early. But we still celebrated on the actual 14th of February. In the afternoon, we saw the movie “Valentine’s Day” (see my review), and then waited in line 70 minutes for a table at Red Lobster. They’d said it would be[…]

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Published on: 2010.02.14

Marline got her two Valentine’s Day presents a day early. (Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) I intended to give them to her today, and had hid them in the trunk of the Neon. There was a note in her Valentine’s Day card that said: “PS: go look in the trunk[…]

Rekeying

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Published on: 2010.02.12

It’s not cheap to re-key a car, especially a car with an alarm system and remote keyless entry. When we set up the appointment with the local Ford dealership to re-key the car, they estimated $850 and two days of work. When we actually got the car there (on Wednesday, as per my appointment), the[…]

GS or LS?

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Published on: 2010.02.08

Since we bought my 2000 Mercury Sable in 2007, we’ve thought it was the Sable GS, mainly because the nameplate on the rear of the car (seen here) says “Sable GS.” The title to the car isn’t any help; it doesn’t even say “Sable.” The title says it’s a “MERC SLP” — whatever that is.[…]

Full Day

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Published on: 2010.02.06

As you know from my last entry, we got our Mercury back, albeit with some problems. The battery was replaced yesterday (before we could even get it home). Today, we took care of most of the rest. I’m a slow waker, so my wife went grocery shopping in the Buick while I drank coffee and[…]

And Then There Were Three (Cars)

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Published on: 2010.02.05

If you’ve been keeping up, you know our 2000 Mercury Sable was stolen in December. And just last week, we replaced it with a 2003 Dodge Neon . (And we still have the trusty Buick .) Well, today, we got the Mercury back. Seriously. My wife had just returned home from work and sat down[…]

Enchanted Rock and Taxes

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Published on: 2010.02.05

Tuesday, my wife and I drove to Enchanted Rock (south of Llano, Texas). Here are my photos: (Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) I haven’t yet processed her photos from the day. When I do, I’ll be sure to notify you.

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