I'm back from the Slough of Despond with some Zoidberg bait and other thoughts

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It’s been a while since I’ve seen a two door Tercel. Even with the inordinate amount of Tercels I’ve seen lately, this is a true survivor. There was some body damage on the front fender and rear bumper, but the paint was immaculate. “No, I’m just parked outside your house taking a picture of your car for. . . umm. . . research! No wait, posterity! That’s it.”

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Speaking of practical two door Toyota sedans, the Echo is a really really weird car. The Europeans got sensible two and four door Yaris hatchbacks because nothing else makes sense with a car this small. America? We got some strangely proportioned sedans that didn’t really make sense given their size. I think this was the last truly practical two door sedan sold in the US because no car after this had such a utilitarian roofline to give the rear passengers headroom.

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It’s been a while since I’ve seen this generation of Sprinter van. Even in the south, it has visible rust.

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Illustration for article titled Im back from the Slough of Despond with some Zoidberg bait and other thoughts

I really don’t now anything about bikes. But that lowered Chevy Silverado next to it was actually quite tastefully done. We need either more lowered pickups or more trucks that just come at a reasonable ride height.

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I suppose I should mention why I was walking around alleyways in the middle of the night. Well, it had been an emotional day, what with being entirely swamped with work. Then, my brother’s girlfriend and her dog got attacked by two pitbulls and fell down some concrete stairs. She’ll be alright but. . . whew. . . nothing but the grace of God there.

I had to calm my nerves with a nighttime walk. While I was there, I took some photos which exhibit my gloominess so completely as to be almost comic. I’m fine now, since it has been a few days.

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Illustration for article titled Im back from the Slough of Despond with some Zoidberg bait and other thoughts

This last one is of the old church steeple base after a replacement was made. The tower used to be attached, but I don’t know what happened to it. The metal spire was retained, but all the wood, brick, and plaster was discarded.

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