Here on the left, is our car after it's beauty treatment. It got the works on Saturday morning. Washed, vacuumed, rugs and upholstery shampooed and all the cobwebs and dirt removed. I was going to do it myself but it would have taken me hours and hours and I don't have the equipment to do the rug cleaning and upholstery shampooing without making things very wet.
The place we went to did an excellent job. I could do without the Armorall shine on the tires but it'll wear off. It took about an hour and a half.
We took Emily back her car this morning after adding new lift gate parts and a spare tire. Our car needs to be inspected but we had to drive it for 75 miles or so since the battery was disconnected and "the sensors need to record new data for the computer to read" or something like that. We'll stop by the mechanic's after work on Monday and he said it'll take 5 minutes so no worries.
All in all, we're pleased and grateful that it works. It's in good shape and has 58K miles on it so we should get a few years before we have to start looking to buy a new one. If you look closely at the photo on the left you can see Bud the Banana hanging from the dashboard. Bud came out of my old car and has been waiting to resume his rightful spot.
We were blessed with decent weather all weekend. It's humid but the temps are not too high and it's been partly cloudy so as long as you weren't moving around too much, you were fairly comfortable and we've been able to do without the a/c.
Pk and I have two short weeks coming up. We have no plans, just puttering around. It might be time to do a LOTR marathon. Lots of popcorn and sword fighting and elves. Sounds like a good weekend to me.