Tidbits ~ 6/12/21

I took myself off of my self-imposed FB ban. I can be an adult. Really I can. I will choose how I behave in that space. I’ve been back about two weeks. So far all is well.

The following is what I shared on FB earlier today about my adventures which started when I took Lulu to her blood work appointment because I needed to run errands afterwards in the car we still share.

Real, fake, or imagined. What the fuck?!? My car with almost 104k miles on it, has potentially run out of steam.

Thank goodness I got done what I needed to get done before the car started stalling … fortunately too I was not on the freeway (as I had been minutes before) but on a side street, Lord Rd. of all places. Those who know know what I’m talkin about. The spirits of G’ma Sally & G’pa John probably helped me get safely home. Superstitious lapsed Catholic that I am, I did pray a few Hail Marys.

Wish us luck on Monday when we visit the brothers Otto for diagnosis of my baby Buick aka Verona Salt, not to be confused with Veruca Salt.

I inserted a Veruca Salt video but I won’t do that know …

Lord Rd is the street where St. Benedict’s parish is … the church and community to which B’s grandparents belonged. They lived in walking distance from the church and were active parishioners for over 40 years. In fact, the bell tower was donated by them when the church first broke ground.

A few folks have already responded to my FB post. The following comment, made my day …

Your authentic introspection plus your sense of humor plus your mad writing skilz always add up to a heartfelt and entertaining read. Net result: When you lose, the rest of us win. Thank you for sharing your slices of everyday life with us and taking us along on the journey. Your poor car’s misfortune is, ironically, a bright spot in my day. πŸ’•

But then there was this … from my brother … sacrebleu …

If you’re talking Temple Hill you’re out of luck. It burned a week ago, I think ten cars were a total loss or smoke damaged!

Land sakes alive! I read the news article for the details. This happened last Sunday @ 12:30 pm. They say that the cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries thankfully. In the blink of an eye, 70 years in business halted. But they said they will be back! I’ve no doubt.


When I was telling Pony what happened. How I made it to MoMo’s and PoPo’s with their groceries, even after stalling out, he pipes up, it’s your fuel line. B said the same thing. Since the brothers Otto are temporarily closed, now they are maybe ?!?!? going to try and fix it themselves. Oy vey. Lol.

You know I’ll write more if they start those kind of shenanigans.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 6/12/21

Linda tell us Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is β€œdrive.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! Well let’s fill up the tank and get rolling down the road. To join in the fun and frolic, here are the rules and ping pack.

Drat!! Wouldn’t ya know it? I’m not even outta the driveway yet but and there’s been a collision. Not just a fender bender either but a full on rollover road trip musical pileup.

Dang, 1984 was a good year. Makes me nostalgic as hell. The Cars were a big part of that. I saw drive and BOOM. Ear worm with no turning back.

Trying to get unstuck I thought I might write about the reduction in miles I’ve driven since the Rona hit and I’ve been working from home. But that’s boring. Blah, blah, blah saving wear and tear on my vehicle, saving money on gasoline/fuel, saving time with a few step stroll from bedroom to in-home office instead of a 52 mile round trip commute to & from the mothership. How the hell did I do that for 36 years?!??! Music on the car radio! That’s how!!

Not much on tap for the remainder of the day. Lulu moved her lab work to later this morning so the results will be ready for her doctor’s appointment next Saturday. Why Saturday? Well because she has a J.O.B now. Three is a charm. She cannot take off work during her probationary period (she’s about 2/3 of the way through). She’d had mandatory overtime since week four. When we were in it with her, we thought it’d never end but things turned a corner; there is no turning back. Keep driving ahead.

As always, more to come.