With apologies to the former mayor of Carmel, of course.
The Good... I had my first Skype call with SN1 today, so I'm slowly but surely moving into the 21st century. It wasn't my first VIDEO call with him, though, as I spoke with him Wednesday morning via DIL Erma's iPad. FaceTime's video quality is much better than Skype's, or mebbe it's the camera on my cheap-ass laptop. But Skype is passable and it's GOOD to have real-time connectivity to the AOR.
The Bad (sorta)... The Tart is only getting 22 mpg and that's the average overall fuel economy to date, with 750 miles on the clock. I think there are at least two things in play here: (1) she's still new and the economy should improve as all her parts wear in and (2) most of her miles have been at speeds around 80 mph. So I suppose I should expect less than stellar mileage... which means I should either lower my expectations or raise my right foot, one or the other. The bad is mitigated by the fact she is a most-excellent road car: swift, silent, comfortable, and has a kick-ass Bose stereo. The trip to ABQ and back was most enjoyable this time around.
The (downright) Ugly:
Aiiieee! Baby it's HOT outside! I don't care if it's dry heat, it's just freakin' hot.