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Rocks in the Head

This weekend was all about jewelry once again. We headed out to Lebanon, PA for the Gem Miner's Jubilee on Saturday. It was a good show with lots of great raw materials available and Peg scored a couple of nice pieces to add to her collection including the pictured citrine geode for real cheap. Sunday selling at the Mountain Community Marketplace really was bad; we had no sales. Summertime slow down is kicking our butts. We broke down quickly after closing and ran over to the International Gem and Jewelry Show over in Chantilly, VA to pick up some supplies. The G&J Shows have really gone downhill lately. They are now letting vendors sell all kinds of crap at these shows and I mean crap. There are quite a few vendors selling cheap imported goods which have nothing to do with jewelry. Luckily our few regular vendors were still there so we stocked up on supplies. Christmas is coming. Oh, did I just say that....

Carnage

All my cars need work now. The '06 Saleen Supercharged Mustang GT decided to throw a alternator pulley on Friday taking with it the alternator shaft. Could have been worse if the pulley had hit something fragile on the way out. My shop manager said she was able to order a new one and I ordered a new alternator. Hopefully the Mustang will be back on the road in a week or two.

My daily driver also now has a cracked motor mount. Luckily it's the top mount so it isn't that hard to swap out. I am outsourcing the changing of the front struts so I am just going to let them deal with the mount as well.

Time flies...

I can remember it just like it was yesterday. A poor little Mercury Montego sitting on the lot by herself just hoping for a new home. We brought her home with us a little over 4 years ago and she has been the best car I have ever owned. Other than basic maintenance, we haven't had to do anything to her. She is big and comfortable, gets okay gas mileage, and the AWD does great in the snow. Today she just turned 100,000 miles on the odometer. Teared up just a little. Maybe I'll get her some new floor mats as a present. I think I am a FoMoCo convert...