Sunday, September 24, 2023

Vehicles can drive us bananas

 On Friday we had the car's undercarriage treated for winter. CHECK ONE

Today she is having her winter oil change CHECK TWO

Snow tires still need to be installed, but that won't happen for another month or more. Snow tires don't stand up that well on hot pavement apparently.

What I didn't mention in yesterday's post: OUR EXHAUST FELL OFF about 10km. from home! We had been driving on some pretty rough country roads yesterday. Have you ever driven on a washboard road? It can loosen your darn teeth!!!! And vibrate parts of your vehicle off.

Enough of the stress, look at some pretty pictures instead

The dill is hanging on

Funny crows checking out the camera

Virginia creeper on the west side

More of it on the south side


and Prettier

The maple behind the shed is really looking nice

I got the trellis all cleaned and stacked, in wait for next spring. The old bean stalks and tomato plants were picked up and tossed behind the fence. That's the "other" compost pit.
This evening I'm knitting a sock with alpaca yarn and watching WOMEN TALKING. A powerful film!


  1. Hopefully your car will be fixed soon, and all your stress will disappear.
    Looking at those pictures will help.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Cars and their troubles can be extremely aggravating.

  3. Yes, our vehicles!!! Can't live with them, can't live without them! oh wait, that's men! Haha.

  4. Yes, those are regular fall chores that are still on our lists. Your "shed" maple is really colouring up. We were down to the Big Smoke yesterday, and came back via back roads. There is a lot of colour showing now.

  5. Colin leaves the snow tires on all year. They don't seem to wear any faster and he figures it's about even considering the cost of changing them twice a year.

    1. Mike has the equipment to change them all over. We have both on rims now.

    2. that makes all the difference. With three vehicles, changing twice a year gets pricey.