Friday, October 07, 2016

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.2.15 -- "O" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of October 7th:  (1) Starts with "O"; (2) Favorite; and (3) Eyes.

(1) Starts with "O": "Oh!!"  I made a terrible mistake, I was thinking all week long that this would be 'starts with "P".'  Guess the "Oh" might could do. But I looked around my computer and found three fairly decent posting.  (I don't throw things away.) 

"O" is for Olympics.  Do you remember the 2014 Olympics when in February the artist responsible for this Olympic Ring display made a big mistake and consequently it was said that because he felt so badly committed suicide? Not true according to Buzzfeed dot com (link).
"O" is for Oil.  Our Houston is the Oil Capital of the United States, probably of the world.  But back in the 60's people were discovering that Oil could be found in some of the less developed countries.
"O" is also for October.  I like October because my birthday is here, the 30th.  But also Halloween, the 31st, is a lot of fun for the kids.  The lighthouse here is one of Texas's five, this one is at the near-to-us Bolivar Peninsola.  Port Isabel is the only one open to the public (Texas lighthouse Google link).

(2) Favorite: Not really, the word favorite is an oxymoron here.  Our 2011 automobile wouldn't start and we had to have it towed into the dealer.  It has an extended warranty so since it was mechanical and electrical, the starter motor just whirred, it should be covered.  The fuse block under back seat, beside the battery, had melted.  When I asked about fire, the service manager said that "there were no flames."

Tomorrow, Saturday, the dealer will begin repairs, but not on the offending fuel pump yet (I don't really the symptoms we had experienced could be fuel pump related, but ... it will get fixed).  But meantime, during the "courtesy checkout" oil leaks were discovered.  That involves massive gasket replacement and the pulling of the engine.

We borrowed a loan car to go to Mrs. Jim's family reunion last weekend but tomorrow we will pick up a loaner for the duration.  My 1998 Mustang is 18 years old and runs good, 109K miles on it, but at times we still in our retired life are in the need of two cars.

Oh yes, the warranty covers it all except an oil filter and needed cabin and air filters, to the tune, GM's, of $5215.

 (3) EyesMs. Old Maid is on the look out for a good husband, even at her older age.  Here she is ogling someone big time with her perky eye.  The other relates information, the perky eye attracts.  (Somehow this is brimming with "O" words.)

The picture above shows the aftermath at our able after my loss at the Old Maid game.  Mrs. Jim and I played with KP.  Old Maid is one of her favorite games.  (Tomorrow she, now seven, is playing soccer.)

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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of 
Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm."  You have plenty of time to enter as you can get the letter and the other two requested topics as early as Monday.  That is in her sidebar.

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"O"h Jim, you sure cover "O." What a repair bill.
Good job on the Os. Too bad about the car, they don't make stuff to last anymore.
Sorry about your car. I can so relate. Both to the car in the shop and the cost. Yikes. I'm glad it's under warranty. That helps a lot. Oh the trials and tribulations of car ownership.

Have a fabulous day. ☺
Your Cadillac DTS looks very nice in style, although it would look a little better if were off the trailer and running. We in New England seem to think this is the only part of the country with lighthouses, forgetting that the Gulf of Mexico is a large and potentially dangerous body of water...
Was the doll playing Old Maid, too? :-) I get anxious when we take the car in to the shop. Always think there'll be something else to fix. We drive a 1993 Mercury Tracer, with around 110,000 on it. Still gets 30+ mpg on the freeway. But the electronic thing that tells the fan to work doesn't, which means we don't drive it any place far in hot weather. Fine with me. Now how did I get on this subject?
I have never heard about this story of the Olympic rings ! He must have had too much Wodka to make such a mistake !
Wow, what a lot of issues with that vehicle at a relatively "young" age for a car - that must be very frustrating for you. I also didn't think about there being lighthouses in Texas - how interesting!
It is so peaceful here. I love all the shares. Sorry about the car troubles. Always something for home and car owners. I was hacked at Face Book. I knew I disliked that place and what a nightmare, I was out with my oldest daughter and our cute Harrison and my phone was blowing up. It is funny people try to talk to you like you are a child! I already posted a post stating I knew and once I got home I would update my password. I don't mess with my phone. Blogs are so much more and no hassles either. Glad I stopped by. Have a great day Jim and Mrs. Jim.
Oh my goodness Jim want to know overwhelming variety of O's you find to show us today. They are all wonderful.
Happy birthday a bit early (because I'm sure I'll forget by the 30th)! Sorry to hear about the car issues. Hopefully, it will be fixed soon. Cute Old Maid cards. What great grandparents to indulge KP. Thanks so much for joining in Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!
You sure do find lots of interesting things for each letter of the alphabet, Jim! I had forgotten all about the failed Olympic ring until you mentioned it. At the time it was rather surprising. Nothing ever goes as perfectly as planned! You are lucky that you have a warranty on that vehicle, imagine what it would have cost you otherwise! There is no such thing as an afforable repair anymore, be it at the doctor or the mechanic! :-) I love that you play Old Maid with KP. You are giving her so many wonderful times shared that she will keep as memories for the rest of her life!

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