The Pineapple Soaker, and Week’s Wrap-Up

This has been a wild weekend. From learning about my new pre-owned car, to the really bad weather, cheap auto insurance, it has been non-stop excitement over the last four days, even some thunder and lightning too. But I got through it, with only one more day of super rain to get through, the rest should be a cake-walk.  

The big news up here in the North Coast of British Columbia is the weather. Yes, it is raining. The wild weather started on Saturday, but really ramped up on Sunday October, 22, then continued on with two more storms following, each occurring once per day afterwards. So, both Monday and today were estimated with over 100mm of rain each day. Right now, it is raining hard, and today’s total should be another 100mm. The great news is, this is a Pineapple Express, so we are getting warm from the South Pacific. Also, tomorrow, we are expected sunny skies, believe it or not, with highs of 8C to 12C, depending which APP you use.

We even had some lightning over Terrace Mountain on Monday around 4:00pm. This place very rarely gets lighting. Suz told me that this was the first time she has seen lightening in October in her life. The thunder seem to last ten seconds, or forever. It was loud. I was outside taking off the Licence Plate off from my Pathfinder while that happened. 

I am still learning about my car. While driving around in the rain/snow storm, through town (Terrace, BC), I was stopped by a police enforcer. I was driving around in the dark without my day-light-driving lights on. It was a simple fix, turn the knob to the right, then back one click, so that they are on “automatic.” Reading the instruction book, I thought I had the lights already set to “automatic.” Fortunately, no tickets or driver’s licence points were issued or taken, and away we went into the dark. Still learning about all the knobs and buttons inside the car.

I just want to say, my car insurance is so cheap compared to what it was in the Lower Mainland in Langley Township. With a 2014 Ford Focus, with fully loaded auto insurance, the bill was about $1,200.00 per year. I was paying for my Pathfinder, with a lot insurance excluded, was nearly $400.00 every three months. The difference between here and down South seems to be almost twenty-five percent. Another reason for moving up here–affordability driving a vehicle.  

4 Thoughts on “The Pineapple Soaker, and Week’s Wrap-Up

  1. Here are the full car brand rankings for 2017:

    Toyota
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    INFINITI
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  2. OK, what about 2014 😉

    I’m surprised that VW is on there being that they lied about their fuel economy and emissions testing a while back.

  3. https://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Focus/2014/

    CARCOMPLAINTS.COM NOTES: For the third year in a row, the 3rd generation Focus is experiencing massive transmission problems

  4. Yes, I read about this. The most common problem, is in fact, not a problem at all, but has to do with a “dual clutch system” in the first two gears. My Focus SE, does not seem to have that–thank goodness. There is a little vibration when starting, but the Ford mechanic I know says this is normal. If it gets to be too much, they can fix it in about an hour or two readjusting it.

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