June 20, 2005 – Storms, Pie, and Cars

Today I drove up to get a new used car in Rochester. I had been searching for about 6 weeks after the Prizm turned 200,000. I grabbed my Coming of Age Mentee Cole and we headed out. We secured the 2002 replacement Prizm and drove home, all the way with a big series of storms about two counties behind us. I have a bit of angst about the car after seeing some of the other ones I could have purchased. The Prizm although reliable to the point of sheer boredom, could not compare with the sporty Civic SI with 5-speed gearshift coming out of the dashboard near steering wheel and chrome instrument panel! But in the end practicality won out.

On the other hand, Linda’s cherry pie sure looks good!
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As the storm moved closer it wasn’t terribly impressive, as there was cloudiness ahead of it.
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The storm moves in.
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Cousin Jill watches the front moving in.

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Another shot of Jill to reassure her parents that she is indeed still alive.