Ok, maybe update isn't the correct choice of words, but Grandma J has a few things to say, and couldn't think of the right title for her mish-mash.
First, she received the cutest note card in the mail.....handpainted by Linda at Grandma's Page. She sent Linda one of those silly Aba Zabba candy bars, then she asked her what her favorite flower was.
Then, she painted Violets for Grandma J! You meet the nicest people on blogs!!
Next up is just a link. Grandma J was reading The Orange County Register on the internet like she does every day. It's her hometown paper, and it keeps her connected. Anywho.....she came across a story about this barn owl family living in a hollow of a tree with a 24/7 live feed. There's a dad and mom with their
Two young ones that were small and weak have died. Grandma J has gotten attached to this owl family
Just be forewarned that it's real life! The parents hunt for their meals of rats, rabbits etc. You may not like what you see, because Grandma J cried when the little, weak owl died.
And, one more thing Grandma J has been wanting to tell you!
When she was in CA, she rented a vehicle similar to her own in Texas. Same year, model, same engine.
This is the MPG she gets in Texas.
This is the MPG she gets in CA. The difference is due to the CA emmissions laws that require a calalytic converter on all cars. This law is really old, outdated, and unneccesary with the emmission standards on today's vehicles. It's pricey too, and as you can see, it really cuts into your fuel efficiency.
There was no difference in useage of AC or heaters during this consumer test. BUT....for some reason Grandma J gets the same mileage in her Texas vehicle year around....even on road trips.
Oh, and just one more thing....
.....we have a new Penny! You knew that didn't you? This is the front.
This is the back...or tails!
There, Grandma J got so much off her chest! Enjoy your Sunday!