Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Alterations, Cars and Cement

We drove to Escondido again today to help Ed with some banking and to look at a car to replace the Grey Bomber (Lincoln Towncar) that Jill sold in one day. Jill can sell anything faster than E-Bay she even sold the car before it was advertised. On the way to Escondido I took this picture as we passed Rancho Bernardo, where I used to work for Oak Industries.

Before doing the banking thing Sharyn, AKA Scrabble Queen, picked up Ed and met Jill at the IHOP (International House Of Pancakes) for breakfast. We parked in front of this Alteration and Repair business. I liked the window.

Well we ate breakfast, did the banking thing (no! We didn't hold up the joint) and then went to look for a replacement automobile for Ed. After visiting the Honda dealership we hit Mossy Nissan. Well Mossy is the place (another location) where we bought a Maxima and a Sentra in 1988. I remember It well because that Maxima was one of the best cars we ever bought and it was while waiting for routine service I tried my first Rubio's Fish Taco. I like it so much I took Sharyn back later and it's all history from there on out. So now every time we hit San Diego she has to go to Rubio's. Well enough of the memories. Ed found a really nice Saturn at Mossy. Leather seats, Cassette and CD player, power everything and at a great price.

While I drooled over this BMW convertible Ed bought the Saturn. So within 2 days Jill sold the bomber, Sharyn helped Ed find a replacement, Ed bought the Saturn and I didn't get the BMW.

So it was all over but the shouting after Ed found the right key and drove his new sporty Saturn home.

It was a good day despite my sniffles,not over the BMW, I have a cold. On the trip back to Chula Vista I took a few pictures of the work being done on Interstate 15 like this hillside embankment.

And another picture of the cement factory in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane being built in the middle of the Interstate. This cement production facility allows trucks to get the material without having to go onto the busy Interstate to transport cement to the road construction crew.

Scrabble Score - Scrabble Queen 398 the Contender 416 yikes highest score yet and I needed every point.

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Quote of the Day
"I'm looking to bring a high-performance, high-priced sports car into the market - I guess you would have to call it the exotic market - with a cost over $100,000 (U.S.)." ~ John DeLorean

John Zachary De Lorean (January 6, 1925 ~– March 19, 2005) This son of a Ford factory worker was an American personality, engineer, and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, and founder of the De Lorean Motor Company. He was most well known for developing the Pontiac GTO muscle car, and the De Lorean DMC-12 sports car, which was later featured in the movie Back to the Future.

De Lorean was also well known for his high profile 1982 arrest on charges of drug trafficking, which preceded the demise of his automobile manufacturing company. He successfully defended these charges, showing that his involvement was a result of entrapment by federal agents.

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