Smarty Pants Smart Car

I’ve decided that Babe must be a male no way would a female babe would do to me what he did.  Made me doubt my abilities to manage my car.  I double checked to make sure the car would not move from park to drive before the tow truck arrived and towed it away to the mercedes sales and repair in Dallas.

I got the message yesterday that the car was ready to be picked up, and what was wrong with it?   Nothing was wrong, it was running fine and the trans mission is fine, they checked it on the computer and everything worked just fine.

They did have another smart car that did the same, unable to move from park to drive but it seems to not have happened again with the other car so I’m hopeful that it won’t happen again so mine either.

This episode cost me $0, not even the tow, no service charge  and the service was excellent.  Thank you Mercedes!o4RvCWTuSpae99AmXToXcQ_thumb_1edb

I don’t understand my car and should study it’s different behaviores and learn it’s functions and where things can be found,  The battery is under the passengers seat and I’m not sure where the engine is!  I’ll need to spend some time and   attention to what everything does, even the radio is a question I need to find answers.  I drove 700+ miles without the radio or music because I hadn’t taken time to see how to set up my phone with music while using the gps

My arm hurts but I am protected from 11 different  strains of pneumonia, are you?

I know I have mis spellings here…..sorry

Hot water Hell

No hot water for me yet!

We just keep finding new things to try but none have worked yet, I keep hoping we will get it fixed before I take it in to be fixed. You know what I mean? Anyway to save me money before I take her in on Monday. If we decided it was such or such a thing that needs to be changed and I could order it now so he’d have it to work with instead of needing to order it and a second 35 mile trip to the tech to have it replaced or repaired. With my luck I’d buy the wrong part, for sure.

I’ve been watching utube trying to find a fix: and one man tried a final crazy attempt…

.” I unhooked the propane lines and blew compressed air through them all. Takes only a few seconds to clear the lines. Lots of oil came out (by-product of propane) and POP, all was cleared out.”

I’m hopeful, we’ll try it tomorrow, today it’s cold and rainy

So I’ve spent the day doing paper work and finding out why my insurance climbed so high when I added my smart car to my RV insurance. from $69.00- $340 OUCH! So I used AARP insurance for my smart car and saved a bundle! Yes!

Of course my license plates got sent to Texas probably the day before I contracted Carmax to be sure to send them to me in NM. Asi es mi vida!

The Land is Getting Beautifully Green but the Wind!!!

I was concerned that I could not be happy in such a brown environment but  driving south to Las Cruces I saw that Spring is here,  I see green patches of green grass and budding trees. In celebration I bought a gardenia plant that smells wonderful.

 Life is good.

The ride was 60 miles in my smart car, made me smile when I filled the gas tank for the first time,  and it cost $20 to fill the tank.

Today we’re having a red flag wind day with winds of35-45 with gusts of 60-70mph.  I can really feel it in my RV and would not think of driving my smart car.  The wind blew my new large and heavy patio planter off the picnic table, the one I bought in Mexico that must weigh 10-15 pounds, it didn’t break!

Today I tried cutting tiles with my Dremel, what a mess I made.  it was too windy to do it outdoors plus I had to keep measuring, not a pretty ending.  I had several spaces on my walls that needed  irregular sizes plus I put white wall tiles on my bathroom floor figuring why not. My hands look terrible I have abused them in all my works, I finally put on gloves today after the damage was done, I broke the bit and winged a couple fingers but I did wear a mask. I have tile dust everywhere on everything and me, my hair doesn’t move, it’s stiff with dust, means I’ll have to take a cold shower later, why a cold shower>  Cold shower because I haven’t been able to get the pilot light back on after we turned off the gas when we took out the stove and I refuse to ask for help cuz I need to do this myself.

I tried to fix the bathroom door latch, it looks unusual and old and messed up and unrepair able which is a shame because it’s cool and efficient when it worked. But really, I don’t need a lock on the bathroom door, it’s just me here and when the door is closed it’s pretty tiny in there, so I need to cover the holes made in the door, see what I mean?

 First try with convection oven failed. damn

had problems with corners
bathroom door minus the latch, may have to cover the space t with a tile!


WIND! hazardous air quality due to the gusts of wind up to 60mph here in Caballo NM

So glad I am not traveling, well I wouldn’t go anywhere in this, can you imagine what it would feel like in my little car being tossed around, no way I would be foolish enough to drive into this with either my RV or car, rest assured.

I wish I knew how to let you hear the wind chimes as the wind rocks the RV, I recorded it on my phone but I don’t know how to add it here.

And now it’s raining,

I feel snug as a bug in here with the elements raging around me and GiGi keeping me safe.

Maybe I’ll make some popcorn to have with my wine tonight.