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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Jeep Unburied January 16, 2010 7:22 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Transportation, Travel
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5 children, 5 schools, 1 car. Working from home certainly lends to making our lives function well. This week I find our schedule so unmanageable that we must have a second vehicle working. Knoxville public transportation fails to deliver a reasonable solution. This means getting the Jeep or the motorcycle roadworthy. Glancing down the driveway I’m embarrassed to see the Jeep with boards and pvc pipe piled on the roof, kites and other toys stacked on the hood, rusting bicycles lean against the bumper, a bent ladder waiting to be recycled rests against its side, and the whole mess is half covered in a blue tarp. What an eye sore!

Last night I unburied the Jeep. The odds that this vehicle will run again without major repairs is slim. But I shall try. In my mind, I have committed to converting this Jeep to an EV if I cannot get it running. I find thinking about Sarah driving to school for her senior year in a vehicle that doesn’t require gas someone amusing. For now, the Jeep is uncovered and the driveway looks a little better. Hopefully, I can find a key to the Jeep today and tomorrow I can try to jump start it.

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1. Barry - January 18, 2010

Don’t forget to make sure the tags are up to date!

2. Doug McCaughan - January 18, 2010

For one of these years its sat in the driveway, it had freshly renewed tags. Sometimes I just burn money to watch the green smoke swirl off into the distance.

3. Barry - January 18, 2010

It’s quite pretty to watch.