Restoring Headlights

I’ve been following the emergence of restorative headlight products. I had debated about going through a shop and having them do it, but currently my funds are a bit tight. Meguiars has a kit, as does Turtle Wax and RainX. I opted to go with RainX’s product. It comes with a bottle of lubricant, 3 different sanding pads, a polishing cream, a sealant and microfiber towel. The driver side headlight of the CR-V was quite foggy. The passenger not as bad. After one application I was able to get the passenger side restored quite nicely. The driver side required a second treatment. It does buff the plastic down to a very smooth surface again. I’m curious to see how long it lasts and if I’ll need to do this again after the winter season. The part I liked the most […]

170,000 miles

My 2002 Honda CR-V rolled over 170,000 miles two weeks ago. I’m happy to say it’s still running very smoothly and the engine is still pretty quiet. I’m still glad I made the switch to Honda back in 1998 and haven’t looked back. There will still be another SAAB in my future, but I doubt there will be a time when we don’t own a Honda. Onto the next 30,000 miles.

Out for a Spin

Well today, we took the bikes out for a ride. I didn’t think to bring along the camera for the ride, but I did get a pic of how the bikes are set up on the CRV. We headed up to South Kent and took a 5.5 mile ride down a road that runs along the river. It’s mostly dirt and has some paths to go explore along the edges of the woods. The hills didn’t appear bad, and by car they don’t seem bad but by bike, they were enough to get my heart pumping out of my chest. I thought my legs were going to fall off at one point. I should preface this with, I’m extremely out of shape, pretty overweight, and haven’t riden seriously since I was about 14. Oh yeah and I don’t exercise regularly. […]


I installed a new armrest in my CR-V. It came out great and was well worth the money. Thanks to John @ Fair Honda for ordering me the armrest. It was a very easy install. If you’ve got any ideas of what to store in it. Let me know 🙂

Virginia On My Mind

For the 4th of July weekend, we were invited down to Virginia to celebrate my cousin Will’s graduation from High School. btw Will CONGRATS! We had a wonderful weekend. My Aunt and Uncle kindly enough provided hospitality for us and were gracious hosts. We drove down Friday night after work. Didn’t hit much traffic. I went to use my trusty cell phone with my laptop and it wouldn’t work. Tried calling Cingular but of course my call dropped and I lost coverage. So we arrived around 11:30 and packed it into our bedrooms. Saturday we went out and picked up the grandma and also got some foods for the party. The graduation party was great, Will made out very well. We had a really great time. Sunday, we got up and drove down to Fredericksburg to meet up with Majomortensen. […]

Annual NEMC BBQ @ FDR Park

Yesterday was the annual NEMC BBQ at FDR Park over in Yorktown Heights, NY. We had a fairly good turn out, but still didn’t get the 10 cars we were looking to make. Even though the North East Member Club has one of the highest member numbers, we can never seem to get more than 9 cars to an event. The picnic went very well. Rudy did all the organizing and planning. Craig and I showed up around 1:30, and we stayed until almost 7:00. The weather held out wonderfully, couldn’t have asked for better weather. We had one new person show up. It was great getting to see everyone again.

Wish List

I haven’t posted yet about my CRV. Well the CRV has long been in my life. Well I guess not really that long, but since 1998. I got my first one then, a black one which I loved. It was what hooked me on Honda and I went from being an American car person to looking at overseas vehicles. My current CRV is a 2002 EX. I’ve done a few mods here and there. Nothing super expensive because my budget is pretty tight. So far have been the sport stickers, tinting the front windows, painting the calipers, door sill plates, side-markers (my biggest undertaking), cargo net, accent lights, accord key fob, super white parking lights, door edge guards, Sylvania Silverstar headlights, i-Vtec emblems, EX emblem, a Thule roof rack (thank you), wheel locks (thank you) and lastly my new tires […]