Category Archives: VW Bug

2000 Subaru Forester: K-Ching! Getting It Fixed

Our son Max bought a 2000 Subaru Forester off eBay and he and I picked it up in New Hope, PA on Sunday, 6 days ago. Max immediately drove the Subaru back to Big Ten College since he had classes … Continue reading

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N.J. Provisional Driver’s License: Tory Turned 17!

Yesterday, my daughter Tory turned 17. And she did what every red-blooded New Jersey teen does when they turn 17: She drove with her parent (me) to N.J. Motor Vehicle to take her road test; she was on a mission … Continue reading

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Another Snowstorm: The Official One

Yesterday afternoon Northern New Jersey received a lot of unofficial snow. Last night we received a crapload of snow. I mean it. The official snowstorm arrived, on schedule, and dumped a crapload (I think the word is evocative) of heavy … Continue reading

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Shoveling Snow: A Novel Sport in These Parts

It’s snowing here in Northern New Jersey, but that’s old news. What’s new with you? Nothing? Nothing? Okay. You’re going to have to listen to me rant! Or else you can leave quietly. Immediately. The snow, the unexpected snow, started … Continue reading

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The Repair Saga Continues: Sunny the VW Bug

My daughter Tory’s beloved VW Bug Sunny is at her favorite mechanic to get her driver’s side window repaired. You may remember that Sunny’s power window cable broke when I was at our bank’s drive-through window a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Tilt a World: Tory Will Be Driving Herself Around Very Soon

After years of being a critical component of my daughter Tory’s life, soon I will be pretty much superfluous. Maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but coming from me – the Mom who drives her daughter thousands and thousands … Continue reading

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Another Snowstorm: Do You Have Bread and Milk?

Here in Northern New Jersey the snow has begun in earnest.  Earlier this evening I snapped a few photos of our snow prep; we don’t have a garage so I covered my Audi A5 to make it easier to clear … Continue reading

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Audi A5 Bumper Repair

Going Nowhere, Fast Last week I drove to an appointment at the Meadowlands Audi’s repair facility. I thought I was going to find out how much it will really cost to repair the damage to my 16-day-old car’s bumper. Instead, … Continue reading

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Home Again, Naturally

Getting Back in the Groove Yesterday my Continental Airlines flight touched down at Newark Liberty Airport almost 20 minutes early. I returned from spending five days with my Mom at her new abode in Sun City, Arizona. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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It’s Raining. It’s Pouring.

And No, I’m Not Snoring! (as the old nursery rhyme goes) It rained. No, let me rephrase that. It poured. It teemed. It rained so hard all of our local roads were flooded or near flooded. And I was supposed … Continue reading

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