Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Wenches get new wheels

If you read our post, Riding the bus, then you'll be happy to hear that we have an update to report. Drum roll please!

Brand spanking new...

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Hot off the delivery truck...

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Barely hit the showroom floor before we snatched it up...

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Good safety reviews...

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Smooth ride...

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Sturdy frame...

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Yet lightweight enough to keep fuel consumption low...

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Can be parked in a sub-compact space...

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And it gets even better...

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0% down AND 0% APR for the life of the loan...

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But we were able to pay cash down...

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There's more...

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Custom chrome...

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And loaded with ALL the extras--solid genuine rubber tires, comfort grip handle, jumbo weight capacity...

 

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Presenting the Easy Wheels Jumbo Elite Shopping Cart. Isn't she sweet?

--Curmudgeon

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Hey - I'd like to add a few comments too.

Yes, the new wheels are very helpful. I no longer suffer back strain carrying a backpack full of a month's worth of canned food for 3 critters or a gallon of milk and assorted weekly groceries.

However, during the recent Snowpocalypse, we discovered these new wheels lack the following:

  • traction control
  • brakes (anti-locking or otherwise)
  • power steering
  • a strong engine (unless the wench is well fueled, I mean fed)

Sigh... Maybe I'll get another car someday...

-- Wing Nut

25 comments:

chuck b. said...

Woot, woot!!

Jean Bradbury said...

Fabulous! I love it! You are saving the planet and we all appreciate it. What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year.

I wish you joy (which you guys seem to create in great quantities) and much happy gardening in 2009.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Fantabulous

FoxyMoron said...

Cool wheels! I'm new to your blog but just wanted to drop in to wish you a very happy New Year from Australia.

easygardener said...

Neat solution. Perhaps the wheels could be temporarily replaced with little skis for the duration of the snow :-)

Kerri said...

Hey, nothin's perfect, but she's a beauty, Mate...as the Aussie's say :)
Happy shopping in 2009, girls!
Wishing you much joy, good health and many blessings for the New Year.

A Cuban In London said...

Merci bien pour votre commentaire dans mon blog and pour la compagnie.

You had me in stitches with that story. I loved the suspense and the final punchline was great.

Happy New Year! May 2009 bring you health and prosperity!

Greetings from London.

J said...

Heh heh! Go, you all!

Daphne said...

Obviously your animals aren't pulling their weight. Maybe sled dogs would be better for winter? They could pull you and your groceries home.

Val at The Illustrated Garden said...

Wow, very sporty! But be sure to watch your speed -- remember that the police are extra vigilant over the holidays, and you don't want to end up with a ticket...

Andrea said...

AWESOME!!!!
Definitely scores big points on the GREEN scoreboard. Happy NEW year.

our friend Ben said...

HA!!! I also loved the buildup and suspense. By the end, I was prepared for anything from a solar-powered golf cart to an Amish buggy! But I agree that adding skis and hooking up Diva Dog seem like reasonable upgrades---we're constantly threatening our Molly with a red wagon!

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Thanks Chuck!

Same to you Jean!

It's quite an adventure Aunt Debbi!

Welcome FoxyMoron! Happy New Year to you. Thanks for stopping by, all the way from Australia!

What a great idea easygardener! I like how you think ;-)

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Thanks Kerri! And warmest wishes for 2009 to you too!

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Muchisimas gracias Cuban! Igualmente, te deseo muchas cosas buenas para el 2009.

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Thanks for the encouragement J!

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Diva Dog loves the grocery cart, Daphne. She's learned that when it comes out she gets to go on an adventure with us. One of us exercises her while the other one shops. We're looking into getting her a saddlebag so she can help out. One of our cats earns her keep by being a neck warmer. Not sure what we can attribute to the other one though.

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

We'll be careful Val! But it's not easy keeping our speed down--she's got great pick-up, especially when we're going down these steep hills!

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Happy New Year to you too, Andrea!

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Thanks OFB. I like the solar golf cart idea. We've seen a few Segways around here. But no Amish buggies!

Libby said...

Wow! Impressive, I've always fancied one of those for my shopping trips to save my back but sadly they don't make the handles long enough (I'm tall) and I've not been able to find one :-(

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

I know just what you mean Libby! We had to really shop around to find a cart tall enough for me. Most were way too short.

RantWoman said...

Ah luvs yer wheelz!

This week, instead of skis, you may be needing pontoons. Hope you don't wind up with water anywhere you don't want it to be.

(Folks, this is serious: the wenches live on the lower level of a duplex in the middle of a downslope. After three weeks or so of Snowpocalypse, now Seattle is in the middle of the kind of deluge that can flood anything that ever even thought of being a basement! So send them thoughts of plant recovery and dryness indoors)

RantWoman said...

And another thing, re wheelz with handles for tall people, I have been tempted by a wheeled tool bag I saw at Lowes. (Strong enough for a man but handles great for a woman, or something like that.)

I am taller than curmudgeon and handle is plenty long enough but total volume is less than your current version. If I succumb to temptation, I will try hanging bags off the handle somehow for extra freight capacity. But if anyone knows of models with taller or adjustable handles, i too am all ears.

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Amazingly, RantWoman, we've managed to stay dry. We had more issues last year than we've had this year with water where we don't want it. I actually googled "ark building" and got more hits than I'd expected! The news is petty frightening--all 3 passes over the Cascades closed due to avalanche danger, routes north and south closed due to flooding and mudslides. Yikes!

The cart is working out beautifully, RantWoman. Its capacity is more than adequate. Have found that some busdrivers are less than obliging when we ask for the lift to get the cart down off the bus.