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I am pretty sure that this is the latest it has hibernated. I am sure that I usually drive it in March — April, provided that there is no snow on the ground.
Well, this year was different. I was cooler for a start & we had the stay at home. There was nowhere to go in it.
I had it on a Schumacher trickle-charger while it hibernated. I have 3 of these chargers. One for each of my British cars. It works great. Started first time. No hesitation. Bang. That made me happy.
The pictures, quite nicely, hide all the dust on the car. Will put it through a car wash soon.
Well, Summer must be here. Now to get the other Jag out of hibernation.
My 2002 XJ8 in Fall 2019 BEFORE I mothballed it for the Winter.
It is ready to be sprung free. Had the battery on a good trickle-charger.
My 1989 V12 XJS in Fall 2019 BEFORE it too was mothballed it for the Winter.
Also on a good trickle-charger, but this one needs to be registered. SMILE.
Wow, I haven’t bought a Jag in 5-years! Wow. I am impressed with myself.
I would NOT get rid of the XJ8 unless it was totally & utterly kaput. It is a lovely car — aesthetically and it hasn’t given me too much grief on the mechanical side. But, that can change. Yikes. My plan is to nurse it along as long as I can.
I haven’t looked for Jags online for years — ok, maybe for ‘months’. Just had a quick look. There are Jags out there for I. So, I am OK.
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Started way back in the 1990s. That what happens when you have 4-kids spanning a 17-year age gap. The only reason I am not contending 27-years is that I think I had a 3-year gap when Matthew was around 8 and no longer needed I to take him around. Then, in 2003 Devanee came around. I have taken kids trick-or-treating in: New Ipswich, Greenville, Temple, Nashua, Gilford and Alton. I can honestly claim, that in 1992, I established trick-or-treating on Route 45 (the shortest marked highway in the U.S.) between Greenville and Temple. This was rural, with minimum 4-acre lots. Houses were far apart and at the end of long (often steep) driveways. You went from house-to-house by car. If you walked you would, at best, in 2-hours, get to 5 houses. So, nobody had done trick-or-treating on that road.
Danielle was three and Route 45 was the nearest road to us. So, I took her, in a Jeep, trick-or-treating. Nobody was expecting trick-or-treaters. It never had been done. Some were very embarrassed and distressed. There were offers of money and dollar bills put into her pail. Others rummaged around. She got a lot of apples — this being prime apple orchard country. But, universally, there was a consensus that we had to come back next year and that they would be ready. And they were. We had fun.
Up until 4pm today I was not 100% sure that I would not be going out. She could still have changed her mind. She didn’t.
I must confess I was glad we didn’t have to go out today. It was raining quite heavily — though the temperature was blamy, in the mid-60s. We would have got soaked.
So, that is that. No more trick-or-treating.
We had two kids, from the same family, turn up. That was it.
But, this year we had more Halloween decorations than ever before — including our first inflatable. I have feeling that that is going to be the new trend. No more trick-or-treating but more decorations.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
September 30 and the 2019 registration came to an end — as did the registration on 4 other cars. The joys of owning 6 cars. I have never owned an unregistered/uninsured car! Asked my friend at the Town Hall who does the resignations as to what the deal is. The price remains the same, but you can register whenever — the only thing is that you have to get it inspected the same day you get it registered.
Though it 30-years old it is not cheap to register since it was $44,000+ car when new.
I typically don’t drive it after September. Why? Because I only enjoy driving it topless and I, in my old age, like to freeze my bones. So, didn’t see the point of paying to have it registered if I am not going to be driving it till April/May. So, that is what I did. IT IS INSURED. I am not stupid!
Took it for a good run. I keep the battery trickled charge non-stop. So, it started first time. It is a TRUE Jag. It likes to stretch it legs. That V12 is something else.
Well, it is now hibernating.
This, in reality, is NOT my car. It is Teischan’s. She just lets me use it, register it, insure it and pay for its upkeep. She will get it when she can drive!
Well, the Summer is over.
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Lots of pictures, if you are interested and YOU should be. SMILE.
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