new car

Since our marriage, we have bought all of cars at auction with the exception of the two we bought in Mexico. Prices are absurd for new and used. I bought this 2017 Mazda 6 for $4500 with 27k miles. A few thousand in repairs and upgrades and I will save roughly $20k. I bought it to replace my 2015 Mazda CX5, which I paid $7k (with repairs) at auction 5 years ago. We are going to list it for sale for $12k and are optimistic given it has 70k miles and would be cheaper than anything in the market now. That covers the price of the Mazda 6 and a good portion of another new car for Yun. This system is working for us.

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new pool pump

Our old pump, only a few years old, was going out fast. The prior owners put that garbage in. I replaced it for a 1.5hp variable speed which is so quiet you can’t even tell it is on. It is great. Given I am no electrician, nor plumber, I was a bit nervous to embark solo. Even so, there are so many great tutorials online and was able to complete the switch in a few hours.

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blood moon

We had a nice view of the eclipse a few nights back.

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welcome

Good size king snake made an appearance yesterday in the car port. Hopefully she was on her way to eat a nest of baby rattlers.

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May Day 2022

Almost no one knows anything about May Day. Even so, yesterday was a big day. Not so much due to it being May Day. Matt and I were both ordained at Midtown into the office of ruling elder. We had a lot of friends join us in the celebration.

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Summer almost here

Hitting nearly 100 today…still the pool temp in the 70s and too cold. Maybe one more month.

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few years back

My sister just sent me this photo from a few years back. Fun lunch time memory – though the food was bleh.

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top golf

We had a work event at Top Golf last Friday. This is an annual event and quite fun.

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agave transplants

We have three varieties of agave in our front island. All three varieties regularly propagate, so we get free ones to add to the collection. I transplanted seven this afternoon.

This is the Agave Americana. They get quite large. This one is about 5 ft tall and 7 ft wide. We had a lot of these in our house in Sonora.

I think this is Agave Weberi. They are really nice looking and have a lot of little ones that pop up regularly.

The best of the bunch are these Queen Victoria agave. We have four of them now. To buy them locally at this size runs $300 each. We seem to get 1-2 new ones per year.

It wasn’t easy getting these up because the soil is so rocky and difficult to dig in.

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easter brunch

We had a nice meal for Easter brunch last Sunday and Charles and Julie’s house.

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