To borrow the parlance of a contemporary beer mascot: “The Snitkoff family doesn’t always make room for another car in the garage; but when they do, it’s due to a hurricane. Stay safe, my East Coast friends.”
I would just like to comment on how much of a monumental moment this is for the Snitkoff garage. There were only a very few amount of times I remember this second spot being open for an automobile. The first was briefly before my parents got divorced in 1993. After that, Dad’s second car was always outside, slowly decaying, serving as a backup if his primary vehicle failed him while the bicycles and games of my youth filled up that bay. And lastly, when I was attending Community College and living at home in 2006, the garage was miraculously empty enough to fit the Sable in the spot you see it now. Although that may have been the year we sacrificed our lawnmower and barbecue grill to the New York Winter, so it was a Pyrrhic victory for sure.
Anyway, I’m predicting a future COAL at some point to for the cars involved in this saga…
Do you have any trampolines lying outside, by any chance?
Hahahahaha. Thankfully, no. Nothing in our backyard whatsoever.
After my fairly minor weather event two weeks ago (see below), I’m STILL finding springs and aluminum poles from the neighbors’ trampolines scattered around the neighborhood!
We’ve actually had people drive by and ask if they can have the poles. I guess for scrap value of the aluminum?
If this site had a COTD, I nominate this one.
After going through several hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, and a small unforecasted tornado two weeks ago, I wish you nothing but safe days ahead, and nothing more than minor hassles to deal with.
While cleaning out a garage is a pain, you may be saving yourself a great deal of troubles. Best of luck to you.
We’re generally the type to ignore all the doom and gloom forecasts, but when NYC discusses completely shutting down the MTA and Metro North trains (we live about sixty miles north of Manhattan) our ears perk up.
Irene did cause a bit of damage to some of our neighbors houses, but nothing serious. Hopefully Sandy will be about the same.
Wow its been a long time since I’ve been here. Great to be back.
It took me most of the summer to figure out how to get the Mustang, and the Camaro, into the garage. I can even get the doors open.
It cost me my hydro eating beer fridge, and most of my man cave, but I think it was worth it.
Good luck Ed. We had “Snowmageddon” here in the QC a couple years ago. The worst of it was I had to go out on the deck and dump the snow off, as it was getting really high and I was worried about the windows. Luckily (or unluckily!) I was out of work at the time and didn’t have to drive anywhere.
Thoughts focused on and fingers crossed for my family of friends in NJ, PA and NY. When all is said and done, may Sandy be just another exercise in media blather and hyperbole. (we hope).
Is it me, or is there just a little too much catfish Sable love going on here? This is like the 3rd or 4th this week.
You can tell that a man likes his car when he works hard to get it undercover before a storm instead of viewing it as a potential insurance check to be used for another ride.
Seriously, we hope you stay dry and keep your power.
There was never an understanding that I would be cleaning the garage that day (friday). My dad was furious when he got home, but ultimately came around.
I’ve had the car since senior year of high school, which means it has been with me through community college, undergrad, grad school, and the post-grad job search phase, so I’m not gonna let mother nature take her out if I can help it.
I also hope I stay dry and have power, otherwise we’re gonna have alot less CC content this week!
Glad to see there is room for the Boat in the Garage.
Don’t feel alone. I took what was meant to be a two car garage and managed to cram in my mother’s Sable on one side, and on the other both my Escape and PT Cruiser.
Is it tight? You bet! Was it worth it??? Absolutely!!!
I can so relate — cramming multiple vehicles into confined spaces is not very easy! There’d be a Fiero in the living room if the front door was wide enough!
BTW, I too have friends and family in the path of this thing, so I feel for you.
All the best, and stay safe 🙂
So how’d you make out, Ed? A tree smooshed the back porch here in West Bostonia, but everyone and everything else is fine.
I’m fine, 73ImpCapn. Thank you very much for asking.
I drove around my town a bit today, and aside from a few errant branches, nothing serious whatsoever. Even my friends who live in NYC escaped from harm, and for that, I’m grateful.
My initial survey of the non-damage around the area led me to visit some of my older relatives, one of which has a CC I’d completely forgotten about. Stay tuned.
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