March 29, 2013


Front Porch Sittin’, Cold Beer Sippin’ (Or…Life is Good!)

 What a great day in St. Louis.  The high was 60 degrees.  Most of the snow has melted, so no more annoying puddles to avoid.  Out to lunch at McCormick and Schmicks , a fabulous seafood place with Brad.    My car is clean (met a fellow Mustang lover at the car wash) and hit a milestone (the car not me and no pun intended) today.  The odometer turned over (as much as it can being digital and all) 75 thousand miles. Unlike my son I take photos of these events going zero mph.  I am at present doing my front porch thing…finally.  Love this ritual with our dog, Koda.  Can’t wait until Jonboy is home to share.  In the meantime I am working on several posts.  One about vanity plates called Legal Graffiti. Another about local automotive businesses (so far Christian Brothers Automotive is on board) and their contributions to the community.  One is a humorous take on my first ever visit to a drive thru car wash.  All I can say is…Oh, My! And finally one focusing on the financial cost (burden?) of owning my little tank of a Mustang for the last 9 1/2 years.  After your Easter time with family don’t forget to check out the awesome car show at Forest Park, if you can.  Pics to follow!  One final note, my hopes are dashed for owning the 2014 Cobra Jet, as I have just found out that I (Brad, smiley face here) will need  $97, 000 to purchase.  Oh, well.

About Debbie

Love cars, love writing, love family...that about does it.
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9 Responses to March 29, 2013

  1. Wayne Schiefelbein says:

    You should be able to afford the car on what they pay you at HR.


  2. Mart Dawson says:

    Debbie, how on earth can it be a burden to pay for a Mustang? It’s a pleasure tax surely. lol. I must admit doing my restoration work in my car I keep a spreadsheet of the costs and it don’t make pretty reading. But once it’s done then it will be a brilliant record of all the work and things I have done. I was thinking about posting the list without the costs of course if anybody would be interested, what do you think?
    Looking forward to the posts as ever.


    • Debbie says:

      I totally agree. Once I was at a gas station and a fellow next to me asked how many miles to the gallon did I get. I chuckled and said that’s not why i drive it. And yes, absolutely you should document and post. I think the costs would be interesting as well.


  3. hotrodhigh says:

    Nothin like sippin’ a cold BEER on a warm day


    • Debbie says:

      Our front porch is so amazing. We have the view of a two lane stretch. Sometimes when we hear something rumbling down the road we guess the make, model and even the color just for grins. LOL


  4. bradnuessle says:

    I’ve never had a car that looked that clean at 75K. You’ve done excellent at keeping it nice. Now if I can just get you to keep tires on it!


    • Debbie says:

      Thanks so much for the compliment. Although I think you’re looking pretty good and you prob have more than 75k on you. LOL. Seriously, honey, I will try to make this set last longer that 20 thousand. PS thanks for sharing in the madness.

      Like know you want to!

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