A Tonneau Cover for Bunctious

I had never really heard of a tonneau cover before. I hadn’t noticed the covers on trucks because I really never paid any attention to pickup trucks. But when we decided to buy a pickup truck, I began paying attention. A whole new world emerged. We have always wanted to drive across the country and decided to do so when… Continue reading

Midlife Crisis?

A few weeks ago we decided to up the value of our masculinity card memberships: we bought a pickup truck. Can you believe it?! Here these liberal, electric-car-loving nerds who have never owned a pickup truck before in our lives go all out gas guzzling yeehaw on you!1 I’ve taken to walking with a bit of a swagger and spitting… Continue reading

MI5 Called

Yesterday I was working out. The phone began to ring. I didn’t recognize the number. Normally, I don’t answer the phone unless I know the caller, but, for some unknown reason, today I did. The caller, who spoke quickly as we were on an unsecured line, said, “The rocket launchers have come in early; so, we can install the complete… Continue reading

Chloé: R.I.P.

Chloe, Our Nissan Leaf Back in 2011, we bought our first fully electric vehicle, a red Nissan Leaf we named Chloe1. We have solar panels; so, Chloe, a Nissan Leaf, also runs on sunshine. We drive it for the vast majority of our in-town driving, in excess of 27,000 miles. We both love this car. It had a significant amount… Continue reading

Our Transportation Needs: Electric vs Hybrid Vehicles; Ownership vs Subscription

American Cars ’67 Ford Falcon: My first car! When I was a young kid I had a Ford and then a Plymouth. After my family’s experience with American-made cars, I swore that, as an adult, I would never again own an American car brand. American cars were crap cars–junk that wasn’t innovative or in the least bit reliable. Nissan MuranoAcura… Continue reading