Sadly, enough people voted for him that it was possible to get him first
and then again. :-(
I like the label that one company had on their goods exported to France,
"Don't blame us, we didn't vote for him," in French. If anyone knows who
that was, please post; I didn't write it down and would like to have it.
My greatest hope is that the rest of the world realizes that half this
country does not agree with much of what is done. That's probably true in
most countries, not just here. Underneath the politics and posing, surely
most people are pretty much the same throughout this planet; however, many
get terribly mislead and "go with the flow" of the moment. So sad.
Cars . . . what a story there! Count me among those who don't get it why
this country is so in love with huge autos. I'll never figure out why
someone living in an apartment, drives only to work (paved roads!), needs
a huge four-wheel drive, double cab truck. How in the world we raised
three children without an SUV, mini-van, etc., must puzzle many today. I
had a difficult time deciding on a foreign car this last time around, but
as my son told me, "Buy once non-American or support the oil industry
twice as much." (Not a direct quote but close.) I love my Toyota Prius
and the 50 mpg it gets (real, not bragging, that's overall for nearly
three years now). I'm looking forward to a good all electric, but then
I'm the one hoping my roof holds out until I can financially afford a
solar-shingle roof. With that roof, I should be at least 60 percent
non-dependent on others for power.
My Prius, like all my past automobiles have, carries things most don't
carry in their fancy trucks. You know, things like plants, bales of hay,
vinegar/soy barrels for rain barrels or garden planting, chicken feed,
1x6, 2x4, etc. lumber up to 8 feet long, rolls of fence wire, potting
soil,etc., as well as the conventional things like groceries.<g>
BTW, Portland, Oregon, has special parking (free) for all electric cars
with an outlet to plug in the car (also free!). Kewl, eh?
I finally planted my poor tomatillas this morning. They have been in the
original starter tray all this time. If all is kind, they will grow and
prosper. Yesterday, the feed store has all their plants on closeout for
four for $1 so I bought 15 pepper plants, mostly purple and orange and two
cayennes, and got them in the ground as well. The feed store still has
many dozens of tomato plants as well.
:-)) I know what you mean. I drive a very practical Nissan Navara Twin Cab
(have to have room for the dogs, the spinning wheel and be able to take the
rubbish (trash)) to the rubbish dump. As this vehicle also doubles as the
farm vehicle, you can image that it is a mobile garbage pile most of the
time. Just occasionally I dream of being the driver who is actually doing
the driving with the hood down in a modern sports car (and I do mean modern
as I do get driven around quite a lot in a 1948 MG TC). The little Citroen
Pluriel is something I know I will never own, but it's my pinup, lust after
car. Reality doesn't come into it :-))
Hmmm. I want an old Aston Martin DB6 GT, but I drive an '86 Ford
Spent all day delivering composted cow manure to friends who garden
but don't have pickups, and delivering eggs to my customers.
Still have the last few rows of praties to plant and another couple
of broccoli plants, and the rugosas and red currants someone gave me.
Someone asked me tonight if I was "planted out." I laughed, because
I thought she was kidding. I'll be planted out when they plant me.
Oh, also brought home a Norland apple and a Yellow Transparant apple,
to be planted tomorrow.
We finished building a new greenhouse yesterday. It's housing
my tomatoes this summer and will be a propagation house early next
spring, while we build a BIG hoophouse. I'm going to start growing
heirloom Russian tomato seedlings and pickling cukes for sale to
the neighbors. The Russian Old Believers in the village next door
to our ranch buy ~2000 'mater starts and 2000 cuke starts every
spring in town. The business that's been selling them starts is
Jan in Alaska
Probably not. But then the first Prius cars in this country were imported
by individuals. We had one in Clark County two years before they were
available to the public; that is how it got here. Perhaps someone will do
the same eith the Citroen and spark some interest. Everything starts
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