Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Got wheels?

"You've had a loaner car before, right?"


I get in the running car and the cold air is blasting on this RAINY Texas morning and the seat is all the way back.  Obviously, a giant drove this car before me. An unfamiliar panel greets me with a frown.  Evil Twin starts to snicker.  

"Do you know about the red button to start the car?"

"Um, no."

More snickering.

I'm starting to take deep breaths afraid to touch anything for fear of the car spontaneously combusting right there killing everyone, including the couple stuck behind me waiting to leave the service area.  I quickly make seat adjustments and cut the air off (unbelievable in Texas, really) and practice using the red button.  Finally, I'm ready to leave.  I inadvertently put the car in second and drive off.  Evil Twin is roaring with laughter and I didn't know why.  It's raining and fortunately the wipers work like my car, except I can't find the rear window wiper.  Nope.  Not there...or there...or there.  Evil Twin is about to pop a rib.  She sounds like a hyena.  She finally tells me that I'm driving a sedan not a SUV and there is NO rear wiper.  


Later, I realize I'm driving around in second gear and yes, I changed it to drive and safely made my way home. 

I wish Evil Twin could can her evil laughter and sell it. It might help pay for the repairs to my poor vehicle.

Wow.  It's been awhile since I've posted.  We've had the typical Texas summer, hot but with some rain here and there which has helped tremendously.  Well, except for the poor folks whose homes were struck by lightning Sunday night.  Sigh.  I've been working around the house, primarily doing some painting, cleaning, and culling in our "junk" room.  I ran a half marathon in June and a sprint triathlon in July.   I think I need a nap.

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"