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Milestones

This is the '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I bought for my crosscountry trip. I was planning on selling it when I got back East, but haven't done so for various reasons -- not the least being that when I drove my parents to my brother and sister-in-law's for Thanksgiving, just a week or so after arriving, my mom was bringing the turkey, but her transportation technique left a lot to be desired. I ended up with a turkey drippings all the way down between the back seat cushions. Ever try to sell a car that reeks of rancid turkey grease? "It's very clean, I've taken very good care of it -- honest!" Took me a year to figure out how to get rid of that smell. (The answer? Saturate the area with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, soaking it good to reach deeper than the grease. Blot up what you can from the surface -- it's a pretty good degreaser -- and let the rest evaporate.)

 

This shot has really been getting the clicks (no pun(s) intended!). Guess there must be a lot of kindred spirits out there!

 

Postscript: ended up driving this car for another 8 yr & ~35,000 mi. Still running when I sold it. Got a Prius. Feeling much less ecoguilt. :-)

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Taken on February 7, 2006