Thursday, February 28, 2013

Barbie's Zealous Act of Kindness

Today Barbie made her 4th donation to Locks of Love.  She gave 14 inches of her hair to this organization which uses donations like this to create and provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

Her last donation was made in 2010, and that experience was so good that she decided to go to the same salon this time.

Barbie has been looking forward to this day for months.  In order to maximize her donation, she hasn't cut more than a half inch from her hair every few months.  The result can be seen in the picture below.

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After a quick measurement to determine how many inches of hair were going to be donated, the cutting began.

Then, after a shampoo and some styling of what hair was left we were all smiles.  I think that everyone in the salon was watching what Barbie was doing, and they all had smiles on their faces when she was done.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Remote Starting and Fog Lights

One of the things that I am really starting to enjoy with my new Edge is the remote start capability.  I have driven more than a dozen cars that were equipped with it, but none for more than a few days at a time.  Now that I have spent nearly a week with my own remote start vehicle I love this sight when I leave work as the car idles waiting for me.

The white lights below the headlight assembly are called fog lights, but I am not sure how effective they will be in the fog.  My assumption at this point is that they are more decorative than functional, but I am sure I will get a chance to test that within the next few months.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Swapped the E for another E!

Today we traded in the Element for this 2013 Ford Edge Sport.

The Honda Element was a good car and it exceeded all of the expectations I had for it.  However it was time for a new car and I wanted one that had a much more luxurious feel to it.   After a couple months of research which included a trip to the Washington Auto Show, we decided to get a Ford Edge.

The Sport package has some elements that we really like including 22" wheels and a glass roof.  It also has a 305 horse power engine that is paired with a 6 speed transmission and all wheel drive.  All of this is combined with paddle shifters on the steering wheel which allow the driver to manually change gears with fingertips.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Coincidence or Something Bigger?

This calendar year has an interesting pattern.  Check the day of month patterns for these Thursdays:

4/4/2013 Thursday
6/6/2013 Thursday
8/8/2013 Thursday
10/10/2013 Thursday
12/12/2013 Thursday