Another reason we aren't dreading winter as much is that we now have a proper winter car. In the snow we've had so far, the Saabaru has been great. I've replaced the rear wiper motor and battery tie-down and am fixing some rust in the rocker panels, but other than that, I haven't had to do anything to make the car into our daily driver. I love the car's small size and the responsiveness (and growl) of the turbo 4-cylinder. Alex likes the car too.
We also celebrated Oscar's 3rd birthday last weekend. He invited a couple of daycare friends for a little party at home, which was quite fun.
I stored the BMW for the winter at my friend's triplex. It's parked outdoors under a cover with the battery removed. The Civic is at another friend's house, indoors. I have sold a few more parts from the smashed car and bought what will probably be the best upgrade possible for the car: a used race seat. I just need to raise the funds to install a roll bar and the project will be complete.
|Jules' snow angel (not that much snow)|
|Alex and Jules climbing back up the hill|
|Oscar after a session of Dance Magic, with a leftover party baloon|
|The boys enjoying the mountain a few weeks ago, before the snow came|
|The Saabaru on the day we bought it|
|The Civic just before it was stored for winter.|
|The M3, clean and ready for winter storage|
|An unexpected spot for early December|
|He did not have winter tires...|
|This rare Mercedes G550 4x4 squared looked ready for winter|
|Another 4x4 squared in a very loud colour|
|Alpina B6 sedan... nice|
|A lovely 993|
|You don't see these every day... back when 300 hp was a very big deal|