Haven't posted in awhile ... since the new jeep accident. There just hasn't been much to talk about. I have been waiting for the repair shop to do their work. Seems it's always hurry up and wait. Ron Smith Auto Body Shop in Merced handled the repairs for my insurance company, Safeco. Like everyone else, I hate paying insurance ... but when you need them and they respond immediately, they get my support. I reported the accident Tuesday, took the jeep in to the repair shop on Wednesday and they ordered parts. I returned on Friday to leave it for repairs and by the next Friday it was done, looking brand new again. AND the repairs by this shop are guaranteed for as long as I own the vehicle. Any problems they will fix for free including paint and clear coat.
In the meantime, I drove a friend to their friends "yard sale" in Turlock. And what to my wondrous eyes did appear?? The perfect adirondack chair patio set for my back yard. At one third the cost of a new set, having just been beautifully restored, I couldn't turn it down. I have added a few accessories which make it perfect for my morning coffee!!!