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How to -- Not -- Evangelize
I drive a Honda Fit. It's a great little car, and more than once random strangers have approached me and asked about gas mileage, maneuverability, and cost; I show them how the back seats go up and...
8/14/13 at 3:54 PM Deception, Deceit, Dishonesty -- Is This Our 3-D World? 5/1/13 at 12:53 PM
Tonight I am grateful...
I don't have the energy to say much today. Some days just kick your butt. This was one of those days for me. The day went from bad to worse and then back to better, but now I am about as tired as a pe...
7/13/13 at 6:11 AM Alcohol + Driving = Tragedy 7/8/12 at 10:04 AM
On the hot seat! 3/22/12 at 9:12 PM
The Girl Next Door
Her hula-hoop went round and round as we unpacked our hire car. Shes about my height but slender, although her true form was hidden under a shapeless, sleeveless knee-length dress. The hoop bounced o...
6/20/13 at 12:09 AM
Get Your Car Seat Checked
The car seat clinic is open to the public, no appointment needed. Thursday, June 6th 2-4pm Alexandria Fire Department 302 Fillmore Street (west side of the fire hall) Did you know Seven out of 10 c...
6/4/13 at 3:07 PM Give Me a Boost! 2/10/12 at 12:00 AM
Is Your Child in the Correct Restraint? 9/23/11 at 7:49 AM
Legislative notebook: Senators' message to U is to be accountable
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis Minnesota senators easily approved a higher education budget bill Wednesday 46-18, but debate made it clear they want to hold the public schools accountable for spendi...
4/18/13 at 8:18 AM
5 Expenses That Are Worth The Money
Trying to cover all your living costs, plus save for emergencies and retirement can be a daunting task. Sometimes, the challenge is downright overwhelming. Being frugal can help, but dont confuse bein...
4/17/13 at 8:22 AM
Vintage Racing Videos
We love to watch vintage race footage! ("Vintage": Any race that's been recorded on VHS tape or previous formats.) This video is from the Jeff Hapala home video collection. It features racing from the...
4/15/13 at 1:10 PM Twists And Turns 4/7/13 at 12:19 PM
Back To RRVS 6/17/12 at 1:07 AM
When “Honey, Do” Becomes “Honey, I’ll Do it Myself”
On more than one occasion, I have read posts on the ROW Facebook page about things breaking or going wrong while the posters husband is on a hitch. Each time, I would shake my head and say, Wow. Tha...
3/26/13 at 7:46 AM
Winter Driving, Prepare
Do you have an emergency car or winter storm kit? These make great gifts for family and friends. This kit should include the following: blanket or sleeping bag coffee can with a cover for emergency...
3/10/13 at 6:54 AM Car on Fire 3/9/13 at 6:27 PM
Get R Done, The 3rd Annual Pink Run 9/26/12 at 6:19 AM
Congrats to Jim who won our time sheet prize for this quarter. Thanks Jim for all you do and we hope you enjoy your free blue car wash from Simonson!...
11/6/12 at 9:08 AM Thanks to our Raffle Basket Donors! 6/12/12 at 8:26 AM
2nd Annual Cruisin' for Habitat!
Toppers Car Club presents the second annual Cruisin for Habitat Fall Car Cruise, with all proceeds to benefit Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. The event takes place Saturday, October 13, 2012, and a...
10/11/12 at 10:55 AM
How to Eliminate the Clutter And Organize Your Car
When my children were younger I felt I spent more time in my car running them from activity to activity than in my own bed. As they have grown and became drivers, I have been able to reclaim my car as...
10/3/12 at 7:27 PM
A Little China Choo-Choo
China train travel. Hmm, whats that like? Well, that depends on where you are. On my train trip from Zhuhai to Guangzhou--one city in Guangdong province to another--the train was brand new and the rid...
7/21/12 at 8:42 AM One Final Trek: Off to Beijing 6/23/12 at 9:38 AM
Yangshuo or Bust 6/1/12 at 10:50 PM
Costs of Owning a Car
One of my goals for the next month is to post each day of July about a List of 10 dealing with a personal finance or money saving idea topic. Buying and owning a car is one of the larger expenses in ...
7/21/12 at 6:58 AM Car Financing 1/30/12 at 7:11 AM
How Much Car Can You Afford 12/20/11 at 5:55 PM