Today is The Major's 44th birthday. Here's a couple o' "then and now" shots...
SN1 on the left, SN2 on the right. What a couple o' ragamuffins, eh?
Just last month. I like this pic a LOT.
Happy birthday, Buck. You've come a long way, Bay-bee.
CTS update (as if you care): It looks like we're gonna keep The Green Hornet. There are a couple o' reasons for this. First of all... I called the GM Employee Purchase Program yesterday to ask 'em a couple o' questions about the lease vs buy thang and to get an authorization number for when I got serious. In so doing I found out that I'm no longer eligible for the program, seeing as how EDS no longer exists (I'm now a Hewlett-Packard retiree, fyi). The employee discount isn't much in the grand scheme of things, amounting to only about $2,500.00 or so on a CTS. But every little bit helps, yanno?
Second... SN2 decided to spend his hard-earned money on orthodontia for the grandkids rather than a spiffy green Miata. How very self-centered of him, eh?
Third... I finally ran a payment estimate on the car as I want it and was shocked. Shocked, I tell ya! I can afford the freight but it offends my sensibilities. We're talking about a freakin' CAR here, not a second house! But I've always been cheap. Kinda sorta. If you ignore the bar bill and the cigar expenditures.
So. It looks like The Green Hornet and I will celebrate our tenth anniversary together come October. Unless I decide to buy a Camaro.
It's not a nice day here on The High Plains of New Mexico. We had a cold front... complete with wind and rain... move in overnight. It's a mere 62 degrees outside as we speak; the high today is only supposed to be 76 with storms in the forecast all day. So it looks like we'll have an indoor Happy Hour today...