1,000 Miles In Arizona

No, I did not watch the Super Bowl. Apparently I didn’t miss a competitive game, either.

My wonderful wife and I watched the Super Pol. That was how Nat Geo Wild promoted its marathon of episodes of The Incredible Dr. Pol. In the last 2-3 weeks we have watched quite a few episodes of this show about a long-time veterinarian and his practice in rural Michigan. The show has been airing since 2011.

Although it has too many “have to help a cow give birth” scenes for me, and it is certainly not for the squeamish, the show is entertaining and informative. As I have written before (my favorite phrase to write, I guess), for me learning is the best entertainment. I sure know what milk fever is now. (A calcium imbalance in female cows that have recently given birth.)


My wonderful wife and I picked up our cars the day after we moved into our house, which is 13 weeks ago. In that time, I have driven my Z06 just over 1,000 miles. Yes, today’s post title is that prosaic.

Of course, that pace would mean 4,000 miles a year of driving. Before we moved, I drove the Z06 2,500-3,000 miles a year. It’s more fun to drive here than in the mid-Atlantic and until we can dine indoors again, we have to usually drive some distance to get food in a drive-thru. (Why don’t we eat at home? Keep reading.) How much the acquisition of the ATS will affect our Corvette mileage is difficult to know exactly, except that it will almost certainly reduce it, at least a little bit. Here are our Arizona Corvettes:



“It is only when machines fail that they remind us how powerful they are.”

I’m not sure who actually said that first, although the late Australian writer Clive James is often credited. It is certainly true, however, no matter who said it first. My wonderful wife and I have been without a refrigerator for about a month, not counting the little one in the bonus/media room upstairs.

The refrigerator that “came” with our Arizona house has given up the ghost and not in the way one might think. Items in the refrigerator are freezing. An entire gallon of milk froze seemingly overnight. Orange juice, iced coffee, protein shakes, no matter what was in there, it froze. (The freezer is still working, though.)

So, why didn’t we just order a new one? We did, almost three weeks ago. The damn virus has severely disrupted the supply chain for many appliances, including refrigerators. We are still a minimum of 10 days away from the delivery of our new fridge.

Needless to say, we have really come to appreciate a working refrigerator. We had trouble with our Korean-made refrigerator (company name rhymes with Ram Dung) before we moved. We had to replace it after just four years.

If we had a spot for it, I would be tempted to order another refrigerator as a backup. We would have really been SOL without our little bonus room fridge.








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