Saturday, June 17, 2023


Rainy-ish Saturday and I'm feeling kind of lazy so not a lot of Jeep updates like I hoped for this weekend. I'll get back to catching up on housework in a few :)

Ordered a spare front axle u-joint to keep in the Jeep.

File under "glad I'm checked" -- box was glued, and nothing looked used, but one cap was off and I had two loose bearings on it -- but the weird part was the cap was full of bearings.

So I started pulling off the others and discovered one missing more than two needle bearings :/ a bit more hunting and found those two stuck to the main body.

Got everything re-assembled and wrapped it in paper toweling as cushioning so they u-joint isn't just bouncing around in the box.

It's a Snapper!

Going to work this week, had to drive on the lawn as a snapping turtle was blocking the driveway :)

Sunday, June 11, 2023


Cleaning up some screen shots and such I have on my MacBook (which might be another post about the !@#$ show it was trying to upgrade the hard drive today).

...and doing some day dreaming.

Second pic from:

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Jeep tweaking & Eleanore memorial

Last Wednesday did a bit of tweaking -- put the bedding and clothing in a box.

My old sleeping bag took up almost as much space of the two layers of woobie + quilt now. I also have a couple flannel sheets/sleeping bag liner to try and stuff in :/

Thursday the Jeep was looking good in the afternoon when I left work. Drove in specifically to see if I liked the visibility out the back.

Saturday was Eleanore's memorial. Last of the nine Kivela siblings.

Had a brief memorial on the Simsbury Flower Bridge -- all of about ninety seconds, which was fitting for someone who asked for her obituary to read, "No more Eleanore."

Afterwards it was Salami grinders, pizza, and Bailey's Irish Cream at Eleanore's favorite restaurant...and the cousins played pool.

If some relative years from now stumbles upon my files...Donald, Matt, John, Jack, Ed, Kiya, Liz, Jeremy, and Dan.

And my mom cleaned up the table after one of our games :)

Friday, June 2, 2023

Cover Songs '23

Not sure which surprised me more...

Daughtry & Lzzy Hale covering Journey:

Or Carrie Underwood going on a full Guns 'n Roses kick: