Yes, I did it! – I switched out my new car for a red one. The red one has more features and was a bit more expensive but it’s more like my old one except for the newer safety features that include infernal beeping. It beeps when I’m close to anything or if a leaf drops. At first I thought for sure it was a sign of immediate death but I’m slowly getting used to it. The salesman said I could turn it off but suggested I drive with it on for a while. We’ll see.
At long last – The airbag injury discomfort (that’s the nice way of saying pain) has subsided. It took seven weeks. I still get “stickers” and a tenderness especially when I put a seat belt on. That’s a long time for an accident without severe injuries. I can only imagine how long severe injuries take to heal. Maybe I’ll be able to tell the weather by my rib cage. Oops my ribs are telling me there is a hurricane on the way.
Catching up – Before the pandemic I walked several times a week with a very nice woman who talked me to death. This is pre-coffee so I’m not at my best (that means I’m not nice). Periodically I would complain (to you not to her). I rarely walk at the mall these days preferring my outdoor creek walk in solitude. I haven’t seen her in several months. We used to email occasionally. Her husband has a progressive terminal illness and he wasn’t doing so well. She didn’t want to leave him alone for any amount of time. I finally heard from her this past week. We are walking tomorrow. I am looking forward to having my ears chewed. Maybe I’ll get a double mocha latte afterward.
Should I or shouldn’t I? – We got tickets for our first concert of any sort since the pandemic. It’s indoors at the end of September. I don’t know how life will be then. We’ll suit up in our protective gear and hope for the best. If the virus is very bad locally it will probably be postponed or cancelled yet again. Planning these days is tricky.
Ida’s a comin’ – A family friend had taken their child down to New Orleans to start college about a week ago. With the impending arrival of Hurricane Ida, the students were required to have an evacuation plan. Their plan was to fly back home to weather it out. Fortunately that worked. Our hearts go out to anyone in the path of the storm. New Orleans is one of my favorite towns. The food is to die for and the music too. I’m not a big donut fan but those darn beignets are marvelous! If I lived there I’d weigh 800 pounds! Pass the po boy sammie please!
So how was your week?