As many of you may already know, my ’05 Honda Accord was declared a ‘loss’ due to the hail damage. The insurance company took the car but gave me a very good price for it. I am going to miss that car for quite a long time. Other than the dents in the body THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT CAR! Sigh.
Anyway, taking the cash the insurance company gave me and adding some of the cash I had saved (for a PC that I won’t get for another couple of years now) I was able to get a 2012 Ford Focus SEL sedan. (Pics below.) Its a bit smaller than the Accord but gets great gas mileage, handles well and has some interesting electronics in it. My ‘complaints’ about it include cloth (not leather) seats and no XM/Sirius satellite radio. My biggest positive about the car? IT IS PAYED FOR, BABY! BOOYAA!
Front view of the new ride
Back end of the new car.
Front seat view from driver’s side.
Console. Not a ‘touch’ screen as the top end models have.
Backseat of the car
Went to the Mississippi Museum of Art this weekend with the wife. We went to see the ‘Old Masters to Monet‘ exhibit. It was wonderful. Really loved the impressionist’s paintings. My only complaint is that I CANNOT find a list of all the paintings with an image of the painting. There was a painting of a town done with ‘points’ that I cannot for the life of me remember the name of, that I’d love to get a screenshot or print of it.I THINK it’s Hippolyte Petitjean’s ‘Country Village’ 1893, but I can’t find an image on the internet to confirm it.
The Van Gogh of course immediately draws the eye. His self portrait is a stand out even among stand-outs. I loved the Monet’s they had as well. Just go see it!
The exhibit has almost finished its run here in Mississippi, so even if you are only a LITTLE interested GO! GO NOW!
The Museum does have a YouTube series about the exhibit.
Mighty impressed with Mississippi State’s baseball team. They’ve gotten all the way to the final games of the CWS. Now I would suggest they use some other strategy than dinkers to second base and long easily caught fly balls. That didn’t work out to well in the first game vs UCLA.
Good luck tonight guys. Go State! #HailState
Have been watching a few ‘mashup’ videos on YouTube and this one really stood out.