I finally found a good WordPress plugin for galleries – NextGEN Gallery – that works well with my site. So far I have added galleries for the IPD 2007 Garage Sale (Gallery 1 | Gallery 2) and for some of my cars. This will make it much easier for me to upload digital photos and put them on the site, as well as enable me to finally be rid of embedded HTML tables, which have really gone the way of the dinosaur as a page layout tool. Tables are really useful for laying out data that just can’t be displayed any other way, but I’ll be glad to see them gone in the future.
I have also made several updates to the site, including new greenbooks and manuals for the 400 series, as well as an update to my old 1982 245′s page entitled: The Horrible Truth – Part II. The tale of what happened with that car is as odd as the car itself.
I just wrote up a one-year review of my 1985 Volvo 245 Turbo, which can be found here. Otherwise, not much new in Volvo country. I should probably mention that I did go to the 2008 Davis car show in May, but I haven’t had the film developed yet (yes, I forgot my digital camera), so it’s hard to say much about it without pictures. Unfortunately, I missed the IPD garage sale in Portland this year because of an unavoidable schedule conflict, but I guess I’ll get it again next year. Oh well. Onward!
My blue car has been SOLD. Thanks for all the interest; I never believed it would sell that fast. Down to just one Volvo now, amazingly.
My blue car is FOR SALE. Check out the page on this site (lots of recent pictures) as well as the Craigslist posting.
Two days ago, on May 7th, 2007, I bought a new car. It’s a 1985 Volvo 240 Turbo wagon. It has 250,000 miles on it, and came with a lot of goodies, including greenbooks, manuals, and lots of service records. Soon I will probably be selling my 1982 Turbo wagon. Speaking of which, I finally finished swapping the rear end into that car, and it fixed the whining gears problem nicely. I was planning on keeping it, but the 1985 came up for sale, and it is one that I’ve seen around town a lot and had my eye on.