I have a windmill. It is actually in working condition, and it runs pumps on my property that keep water in ponds circulating. The summer heat here can make the inside of the windmill structure get over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. I use a high temperature chain oil that connects the main gear to the pump mechanisms. It works better than the standard lubes I used to use. If the chain breaks because of wear, the whole system shuts down. That main chain turns gears that operate several pumps.
We feed fresh water into the ponds on the property through deep wells and springs. Then the pumps move water from pond to pond. This helps us control algae in the ponds, and it keeps it oxygenated for the aquatic species that live in the ponds.
When my car finally died a few months ago, I admit that I was surprised even though it had over 150 thousand miles on it. Every time something happened to it, my buddy at the garage would fix it for me up until this last time when it was beyond any help. I knew that I had to get a new vehicle quickly, because I didn’t live on any bus lines. A friend suggested that I look up autoshow plantation online, so I did. I wanted to check the inventory out before I went there, just in case I was not happy with the kinds of vehicles they had or the prices.
I did not have to worry about either one of those things though. I knew I wanted either a truck or a sports utility vehicle, and Auto Show had plenty of both vehicles. I liked that they had older models as well as brand newer ones that only had a few thousand miles on them. I can’t picture returning a car so quickly after buying it, but I am glad that other people are like that. Because of that, I was able to get a truck that was not even a year old, and it only had 8,000 miles on it.
I went to the dealership that same day to get the paperwork started. I knew that if I didn’t, someone else would end up getting the truck because it was such a great deal. It did not take long for me to get approved for the loan. Before signing the final papers, I took the truck for a test ride just to make sure that it was exactly what I wanted. I knew as soon as I did that this truck and I would be together for a very long time. I already like it as much as I did my old car!
We were out on a Saturday coming back from fishing. It was still early, so we were just driving around looking for something to do. We were passing by some car dealerships in indianapolis when my wife spotted the vehicle she had been wanting to get. It was the exact color, make and model. I pulled into the car lot so we could take a look. We parked and got out to go look at the sticker price. I was surprised. It was a lower price than what I thought it would be.
My wife actually had a list of the features she wanted in her purse. We compared it with what was listed on the window sticker. It had everything she wanted and some extras that I thought were a nice touch. She really likes the deep green color it had.
Ever since I can remember my parents always had a Subuaru. I was taught that since we live in New England you should always have four wheel or all wheel drive. When it was time for me to get my driver’s license my parents gave me a used Subuaru that they somehow got through a barter exchange. I was more than happy to hear that they would pay for my insurance while I was going to school as long as I kept getting good grades. They told me about subaru repair in boulder and what places I should go to in case something happened to my car. As an adult I only buy Subarus and I am hoping that when I have children some day that I will keep the tradition going. My current wagon is a lot of fun to drive and I really enjoy taking the tight turns behind the wheel as it hugs every single curve.
My dad used to like to play with me outside when I was younger but then he would take me to the garage to work on his classic cars.