If you knew me twenty yeas ago, you may have seen me driving a John Deere tractor around Peniel Bible Camp in Chesterland, Ohio. I was the summer assistant for two summers and was responsible for mowing and trimming the property. During the recent Memorial Day celebration at the camp, this John Deere 720 was sitting next to the lake looking rather nice. I’m not a tractor guy but thought this looked pretty good.
This is what happens when you leave plastic mechanical pencils in the back of a 2006 Nissan Sentra on a hot day. Temperatures were in the high 80’s in Columbus yesterday and this was the result. At first I thought it was an advertising ploy to sell oddball writing instruments. But then I realized that nobody has invented bendable pencil lead yet. If nothing else, these will make for a good conversation starter.
After five months of owning the car, I am still figuring out some of the features of our 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430. While in central Ohio, I figured out how to use the navigation system. And today, I figured out how to raise the suspension. You have to press the top side of the raise car button to make it rise. One of the seasoned mechanics told me that this only works at slower speeds as the car lowers itself at highway speeds.
While my wife and daughter were enjoying a tear jerker video, my oldest son and I drove over to the weekly car show at the Painesville town square. This 1937 Packard caught my attention because of the beautiful design. It was enjoyable just to look at every detail of the car. My son thought the most interesting part was the rumble seat. He thought there was more legroom back there than in the front. Maybe so.