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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Two down, one to go

I wanted to spend $2000 on a car, bike and surfboard. So far I have a car and a bike and I should have enough money left for a used shortboard, if I play my cards right. I bought a bike today. Since I am now an MS150 veteran/bike snob, I could not see myself riding a Wal-Mart bike. I found a bike shop in town. The guy was pretty nice and helped me to find a used bike for $300. I think it is a pretty good deal. It is a couple of years old but in good condition with upgrades. It's a Kona Muni-Mula. The guy said it sold for $1100 new. It has hybrid tires but he threw in mountain bike tires, a water bottle and a free helmet. I haven't ridden it that much today but from what I have done it seems pretty sweet.

My allergies have put me in a melancholy mood today. I did find out that we have cable in one of our houses because of the cable modem for wireless internet. Pretty sweet. My friend, Matt, said we can get some kind of splitter and run it to my house. This would be ideal for college football watching. I think Matt and I will be football buddies. Today we watched quite a bit including my lovely Longhorns who spanked that team from Louisiana. And I hope everyone watched OU lose to TCU!!! Come on, unranked TCU! It doesn't get much better than that as far as I am concerned. As a true longhorn fan, I always root against those Sooners.

Last night I went to Hope Chapel in Kihei. I am not sure yet if it the church I will attend. I liked some parts a lot and other parts not so much. My friends Sherry and Jonathan go so it is cool to get more hang out time with them. One really cool thing the church did was they showed a slideshow of pics from the New Orleans disaster accompanied by a song about God being there in the storms. I definitely teared up. I love New Orleans. That is the city my family visits the most where we don't have family. The tsunami stuff was sad as was 911 but this really hits home for me more. I think because I know the location so much better. Ugh. It makes me so sad. If I had my way I would send one of the DTS outreach teams to New Orleans. God knows they need the help.

The house next door to mine with wireless internet is being painted so they have temporarily unplugged it. I feel slightly crippled even though it has only been one day. I have to walk a few blocks to one of the other houses. I am such a baby!


Anonymous said...

sounds like you're having a good time in the hi. also congratulations on buying an old explorer, maybe you can go offroading up to the top of a volcano. if it has the 4.0 v6 you'll need to watch the coolant level closely because they can have some gasket problems i think. you might also notice a smell like syrup and white smoke when the engine is cold. other than that it should be pretty solid. my cube-mate at work was just in maui and he saw the YWAM place and wondered what is was... small world.

anyway, keep writing this stuff, i like to read it!

Liz "Hot Stuff" Hightower said...

I will look out for the possible mechanical issues. I don't have a great deal of confidence in Ford Explorers so I am hoping that prayer can keep it running well.

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt worry too much about Ford explorer, the year you have is basically an enclosed ranger and they are solid trucks. I think the herd mentality is that japanese cars are better but everybody I know that really understands cars drives american.

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