Jeepers, Creepers.

Well, the Adventure Buggy went Tango-Uniform over the weekend. Again. Intended to head out in the Wee, Small Hours on Saturday morning, and…nothing. To make a long boring story short and boring, evidently, the new expensive battery I had put in last year said “F*ck it”, and as a result of that, the thing threw out all sorts of engine codes and other shenanigans. It wasn’t all bad, though – I jumped it off (again) then used my handy-dandy widget to diagnose and clear the engine codes, and took it back to NTB for a replacement (under warranty, yay). Luckily – and unlike last month when this happened – a friend of mine hung out with me to pass the time and made sure I wasn’t stuck on the side of the road, and as a bonus, Lowes and Home Depot are close to NTB, so I was able to get over there and still accomplish my shopping tasks while the Jeep was being mended.

And part of those tasks including buying holiday lights. Yeah, yeah – I know. But I’m trying. I’m not entirely sure why I’m trying; but I am. Nonetheless, there’s no way I’m going to spend the holidays alone again like last year, since I may not have too many left. So, I’m making an effort – and I guess there might be a road trip in my immediate future.

Sunday, a nice hike in Chickamauga Gulch. Not a part of the CT, but adjacent to it. I had explored it a little a few weeks back, but this time, I was better prepared, so I went much deeper into the gorge. A lot of off-trail and rock-hopping, but a good hike overall.

The aforementioned stump grinder is supposed to be delivered today, so I’ve already been out for gas and oil (not sure if it comes with oil, so just in case). Oh, and Dunkin’ coffee. Speaking of, I mentioned on Twitter last week that when I went to Dunkin’, the person in line at the drive-through in front of me paid for my coffee and croissant. I found out later it was “giving week” or something, and lots of people were making similar gestures. So, if you just thought someone footed my bill because I’m super-dreamy or they just wanted to get in my knickers, I guess the joke’s on you. And in the giving tradition, I did my part over the weekend, and I’ll leave it at that.


I also have some trees and limbs to take down today/this week, as the new Ring cameras have been rolling in, and I need to clear the line-of-sight in the mounting locations I’ve chosen. That Ring stuff is awesome, and I’ve really learned my way around all the gadgets. As long as they don’t go all Terminator on me, I should be set – although, to be honest, being stalked by a murder-robot that speaks in an Austrian accent would be a step up for me at this point.


Link:
Chickamauga Gulch Photo Album on Facebook