Topix Chitown Regulars

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#99032 May 27, 2014
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>rainy season? I'd be more concerned with the agony of a black car during the sunny hot summer.
I park in the garage at home and at work, so that part only bothers me when I go to the store. Not too bad. But, man, you can see all the water spots and dust!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#99033 May 27, 2014
RACE wrote:
I bought a new(used) car... A VW Jetta.
<quoted text>
Cool...Jetta is a reliable ride...Was it built in Germany?....Does the serial number start with a W?.....Jetta makes a wagon, or did....i think they are nice and we alway's get something for the dogs?....Like the Subaru commercial...lol......

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#99034 May 27, 2014
Its been in the mid 80's and I have been gardening for 3 days straight.
At about 4 the temp dropped like 20 degrees and the wind picked up.
Tank top to (almost) fleece in the blink of an eye.
They are calling it a pneumonia front.
But. I re-edged the flower bed where the dead pets are buried with brick pavers, planted flowers, got all my veggies and herbs in and will be manually attacking the dandelions next.
I have 5 pepper plants, about a dozen tomato plants, one variety chosen for no better reason than because it is named for one of the Topix people, 2 zucchini hills, 2 butternut squash hills, a kohlrabi I had in the back of the fridge from last season which started to sprout between the time I took it out of the fridge and garbage pick up. I figure if it lasted that long it deserved another chance at life.
Daikon radishes.
I have basil, sage,parsley by seed, lemon balm, everlasting chives, rosemary and thyme and several little peat pots of catnip.
Thunder but no rain yet

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#99035 May 27, 2014
PEllen wrote:
Its been in the mid 80's and I have been gardening for 3 days straight.
At about 4 the temp dropped like 20 degrees and the wind picked up.
Tank top to (almost) fleece in the blink of an eye.
They are calling it a pneumonia front.
But. I re-edged the flower bed where the dead pets are buried with brick pavers, planted flowers, got all my veggies and herbs in and will be manually attacking the dandelions next.
I have 5 pepper plants, about a dozen tomato plants, one variety chosen for no better reason than because it is named for one of the Topix people, 2 zucchini hills, 2 butternut squash hills, a kohlrabi I had in the back of the fridge from last season which started to sprout between the time I took it out of the fridge and garbage pick up. I figure if it lasted that long it deserved another chance at life.
Daikon radishes.
I have basil, sage,parsley by seed, lemon balm, everlasting chives, rosemary and thyme and several little peat pots of catnip.
Thunder but no rain yet
Damn PE! I haven't found the time or energy for the one measly hanging-on-railing pot I have. You're tearing up the whole yard.
:D

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#99036 May 27, 2014
built in Mexico but does start with vw (for whatever its woth) Anyway, a good ride, for 13k, and a certified car.... No complaints on my side. Has a 2yr mfr warranty bumper to bumper, so i figure 60K miles or 24 months, is plenty.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Cool...Jetta is a reliable ride...Was it built in
Germany?....Does the serial number start with a W?.....Jetta makes a wagon, or did....i think they are nice and we alway's get something for the dogs?....Like the Subaru commercial...lol......

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#99037 May 27, 2014
PEllen wrote:
Its been in the mid 80's and I have been gardening for 3 days straight.
At about 4 the temp dropped like 20 degrees and the wind picked up.
Tank top to (almost) fleece in the blink of an eye.
They are calling it a pneumonia front.
But. I re-edged the flower bed where the dead pets are buried with brick pavers, planted flowers, got all my veggies and herbs in and will be manually attacking the dandelions next.
I have 5 pepper plants, about a dozen tomato plants, one variety chosen for no better reason than because it is named for one of the Topix people, 2 zucchini hills, 2 butternut squash hills, a kohlrabi I had in the back of the fridge from last season which started to sprout between the time I took it out of the fridge and garbage pick up. I figure if it lasted that long it deserved another chance at life.
Daikon radishes.
I have basil, sage,parsley by seed, lemon balm, everlasting chives, rosemary and thyme and several little peat pots of catnip.
Thunder but no rain yet
and i thought i was ambitious with mowing the lawn, fixing 10' of border paver stones, planting 2 tomatoes, 1 cuke and some herbs. i have to build some sort of fence for the cabbages, beans & carrots. I think i once again missed the window of opportunity for spring peas. my plot is on the west side of our house & along the driveway, so that all gets nice & warm, even wehn the weather isn't that hot yet. a little bit of sun burn & i'm itching like mad, and by friday i'll have nothign to show for it any more.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#99038 May 27, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Cool...Jetta is a reliable ride...Was it built in Germany?....Does the serial number start with a W?.....Jetta makes a wagon, or did....i think they are nice and we alway's get something for the dogs?....Like the Subaru commercial...lol......
i've loved my jetta tdi... nearly 2 years old. I think mine was built in TN of engine & parts from Germany. hubby has a 2005 passat tdi that's still holding on, more years & miles than his previous GM car that needed gaskets replaced for a 2nd time.

the current incarnation of the VW wagon is a Jetta, the prior one was the Passat. Most of hte newer wagons that i see around here are the TDIs. i think i read not too long ago that the next wagon will be called a golf. i just hope it's bigger than the golf is.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#99039 May 28, 2014

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#99040 May 28, 2014
RACE wrote:
built in Mexico but does start with vw (for whatever its woth) Anyway, a good ride, for 13k, and a certified car.... No complaints on my side. Has a 2yr mfr warranty bumper to bumper, so i figure 60K miles or 24 months, is plenty.
<quoted text>
Good deal and a solid car....I've had two Volvo's, and Jetta's have that feel....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#99041 May 28, 2014
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
i've loved my jetta tdi... nearly 2 years old. I think mine was built in TN of engine & parts from Germany. hubby has a 2005 passat tdi that's still holding on, more years & miles than his previous GM car that needed gaskets replaced for a 2nd time.
the current incarnation of the VW wagon is a Jetta, the prior one was the Passat. Most of hte newer wagons that i see around here are the TDIs. i think i read not too long ago that the next wagon will be called a golf. i just hope it's bigger than the golf is.
I think deisels are great, especially now that the fuel prices have stabilized a bit....just don't do enough miles anymore....Had two great wagons, a Volvo 945 and Mercedes 300TE wagon.....But, we stopped collecting antiques, so.....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#99042 May 28, 2014
The sales guy told me that the golf and jetta are the same car, but the golf is a hatch back.
And I have to say, I am impressed with the size of the trunk, larger than it looks from the outside.
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
i've loved my jetta tdi... nearly 2 years old. I think mine was built in TN of engine & parts from Germany. hubby has a 2005 passat tdi that's still holding on, more years & miles than his previous GM car that needed gaskets replaced for a 2nd time.
the current incarnation of the VW wagon is a Jetta, the prior one was the Passat. Most of hte newer wagons that i see around here are the TDIs. i think i read not too long ago that the next wagon will be called a golf. i just hope it's bigger than the golf is.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#99043 May 28, 2014
The diesel was out of my price range.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#99044 May 29, 2014

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#99045 May 29, 2014
RACE wrote:
The diesel was out of my price range.
Maybe diesels are a bit more justified, if you do heavy miles....we don't do enough....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#99046 May 29, 2014
BTW, anyone else hate the new reply display format? Does'nt seem an upgrade...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#99047 May 29, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
BTW, anyone else hate the new reply display format? Does'nt seem an upgrade...
On Topix? Mine hasn't changed

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#99048 May 29, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
On Topix? Mine hasn't changed
I think he means where they tell you how many replies you have to comments. It's awful. I also can't be on as much lately because the site completely locks up my internet.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#99049 May 29, 2014
Stina2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I think he means where they tell you how many replies you have to comments. It's awful. I also can't be on as much lately because the site completely locks up my internet.
Been out. At first I thought there was something wrong with the site. I don't like it either.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#99050 May 29, 2014
Stina --

Wen gallons will be selling at QVC shortly. Right now they have only Bamboo Green Tea but all of the varieties should be available in gallons come June 1st. They have the gallons for one month or until they are gone, whichever comes first. They used to have free shipping on the gallons but I see they are doing reduced shipping. Cheap bast*rds!

Maybe when they're all available they'll do free shipping. The bamboo will probably sell out first.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#99051 May 29, 2014
PEllen wrote:
Its been in the mid 80's and I have been gardening for 3 days straight.
At about 4 the temp dropped like 20 degrees and the wind picked up.
Tank top to (almost) fleece in the blink of an eye.
They are calling it a pneumonia front.
But. I re-edged the flower bed where the dead pets are buried with brick pavers, planted flowers, got all my veggies and herbs in and will be manually attacking the dandelions next.
I have 5 pepper plants, about a dozen tomato plants, one variety chosen for no better reason than because it is named for one of the Topix people, 2 zucchini hills, 2 butternut squash hills, a kohlrabi I had in the back of the fridge from last season which started to sprout between the time I took it out of the fridge and garbage pick up. I figure if it lasted that long it deserved another chance at life.
Daikon radishes.
I have basil, sage,parsley by seed, lemon balm, everlasting chives, rosemary and thyme and several little peat pots of catnip.
Thunder but no rain yet
Took time off work. Planted a bunch. Mostly flowers. I did put in 6 tomato plant starters. Heirloom.

Darn chipmunks and squirrels have been eating any seed I put in. Figure I'll start my herbs inside b/c they've been going through every.single.pot.

They have been eating the maple seeds. Those they can have. A zillion of those things have been falling from 2 trees I have in the backyard. Can't wait until those are done falling.

Something fun I got this year -- a lemon tree. Treating it like a houseplant, although I'll keep it on the deck during the summer. The thing is blooming. I should have lemons in the Fall.

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