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The Spirit Has Gone to Heaven

The Spirit has gone to heaven! Finally!

Some of you may recall the old Dodge Spirit that we’ve had kicking around in our driveway for a couple months now. It had become the new home and walnut storage for the damn squirrel this fall. The reason we had kept it for so long was that the tires on it were pretty much brand new and exactly the same size as the Pontiac Sunfire that we bought to replace the Spirit. It took us a while to track down some replacement bald tires for the Spirit.

Once we got everything fixed up with the tires, we contacted Car Heaven and arranged for them to come collect the Spirit. Car Heaven is a pretty neat program because the car ends up being disposed of in an environmentally safe way. Also, the proceeds of anything that can be stripped and sold from the car are donated to one of the charities involved in the program (you can pick the one you want).

And here is the Spirit on it’s way up the stairway ramp to heaven!

Here is our Dodge Spirit getting hauled away to Car Heaven

Here is our Dodge Spirit getting hauled away to Car Heaven

Finally the Spirit is on it’s way and no longer taking up space in our driveway. Yippee!

There goes the old Dodge Spirit to Car Heaven

There goes the old Dodge Spirit to Car Heaven

Damn Squirrel

This summer we’ve had an old car sitting in our driveway underneath a black walnut tree. It’s waiting to go to Car Heaven. This hasn’t been a real problem for most of the summer (other than taking up space in the driveway) but just recently we noticed a small red squirrel was hauling walnuts off of the tree and appeared to be taking them into the wheel well of the car. Here is what we found when we popped the hood of the car:

Black Walnuts in the Engine bay of a Dodge Spirit

Black Walnuts in the Engine bay of a Dodge Spirit

The damn squirrel had been stashing walnuts in the car for quite a while. They were everywhere!

More black walnuts packed tightly in the engine bay

More black walnuts packed tightly in the engine bay

We ended up pulling out a whole lot of walnuts. Since the other cars are parked relatively close to this one I decided I should take a look at them also. Sure enough the damn squirrel had put a couple walnuts in both of them too. Now I’m on walnut watch and trying to convince the damn squirrel that it needs to find a new place to store his stash.