20th June 2017

Provided sound effects

Tock! I’m providing sound effects to go with the narration. That’s the sound of a small pebble, driven out from beneath a truck tire, as it makes contact with (my) windshield. The resulting crazing of the glass has no real noise, other than the wailing and gnashing of teeth as the driver realizes that something “bad” has happened. No passing the yearly inspection, now.

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16th June 2017

Flowers, duck when I’m whacking

Received a small package today, containing a fret rocker. You can find them closer to home, but I opted for the out of China via eBay plan, which requires patience. In this day of instant gratification, waiting forty-seven days is just a way of teaching us that the world is large, and that a “slow boat from China” is still a thing.

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15th June 2017

Waiting for the key to the shackle

So many new tunes… I know what I like, and I quickly recognize that which I don’t. It’s just… so many. If I was to do nothing else but listen from now until the end of (my) time, I’d hardly dent the playlist. How then to get direction?

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1st June 2017

The end of a light

Based on my toolbar clock, I’m here early, today. Not a big surprise; I started the morning before my normal hour; the day feels like it has run its course, long before sundown or suppertime. Tomorrow should be a return to the usual “start late, finish early” schedule.

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30th May 2017

Above all else, protect yourself

“But, above all, take care of yourself.” Like a creature? No, like a bank.

Today, I learned a little more about self-preservation, in the financial sense. Several days ago, I deposited a sum of money, electronically, to my bank. With the goal of “making a payment” to that same bank. No plan to save, or spend with abandon. And, to be fair, the bank had advertised that I could deposit funds, all by myself. You can guess the outcome; the funds were “frozen”.

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23rd May 2017

A first visit to the parts store

After receiving a suggestion about an effective nut remover (keep the jokes, please), I Googled the brand name, so as to avoid appearing like the total newbie that I am. For those who want to buy in, without doing their own testing, the product is known as “PB B’laster Penetrant”. I can’t tell you if it works well, but I now own a small aerosol container. Details to follow.

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17th May 2017

A fox AND a hummingbird about the place

Today, a first hummingbird buzzed the feeder. As well, a fox traversed between the bird feeders out front, just before suppertime. Although I cannot take personal responsibility for either incident, I’ll accept that something went well today. Oh, and the lawn is cut. Again, no thanks to me.

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15th May 2017

Just a dream, thankfully

Had to happen, eventually. After watching the evening news, where the waters are rising, I finally dreamed about my own water hazard. As in, going downstairs and wading in the pool. Sleep gave way to the need to see. Happily, my feet were dry… it was all just a fantastic nightmare. To be fair, I’m getting used to the sump pump.

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12th May 2017

Solid deck chairs, at last

We live a long way from town. I was unsure, but townies have told me, so it must be so. Anyhow, if word comes that a delivery will be made, I set the mental clock to “in late afternoon”. The principle hasn’t failed me yet. Our awaited deck furniture came in a big truck, just before suppertime. Familiar driver; he’s “been up here” before. And now, even if the winds pick up, we have a table and chairs that will stay in place. If I announce that the winds took them away, look for a tornado report in the previous paragraph.

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3rd May 2017

All quiet on the car, once again

Unlike yesterday, where my awakening was too early for my own good, I didn’t roust out today until the telephone rang. The car was ready, and I was the anointed one. Get dressed, walk up the way and pay what was due. At least the temperature was up; no danger of frostbite. Car repairs cost what they cost, but the fee schedule locally is very (very) reasonable. Besides the “support your local merchants” feel good part, the only repairs effected are those required. I know, we’ve tried to see if there could be other jobs to get done. Nope. Our shocks are just fine.

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