The tow truck just came and out of it emerged quite the character. He was bent over and looked…young at heart. After a little talking, he explained he has been towing trucks for 58 years. Fifty eight. And he winked at me and admitted he was into his 80s.
Would you like to see him? I took the liberty of taking a couple of pictures.
He hoped on the truck and secured my beloved Jeep just like he was in his twenties and was soon driving off into the distance.
Some situations are too funny.
My beloved vehicle almost died this morning. We went out, early in the day, to have a little run, just the two of us and, when we got home, dark, ominous smoke was coming from under the hood.
My poor little Jeep is in dire straights. I’ve called the dealership and they can’t even look at him for two whole days.
So, for the next two days, I’m Jeep-less.
And, yes, it has oil…
What was actually wrong with my little Jeep is still a mystery, one, I hope, that won’t cost too much. That would really hurt.
So I’ve complained to my lovely hubby that I don’t see him enough. He’s a therapist, so he sees people after work and on the weekends. Since that’s when I’m off work, I barely see him.
Now that it’s summer, we both have a little more time off and he decided to invite me to come to one of his outings. He had to see a colleague at a hospital and thought I could come along for the ride, wait for him in the cafeteria of the hospital and we’d go out for lunch afterwards.
It sounded like a lovely date. I was all ready to go. I got my trusty laptop and asked if there was Wi-Fi at the hospital.
He thought about it. “I don’t think so.”
What? Why not? Most hospitals have Wi-Fi. I told him I’d go ask someone there.
He looked suddenly uncomfortable. “You may not want to do that.”
“Well, this hospital is for the criminally insane.”
…What?…What?… Criminally insane?! Was he joking?
Sigh. I ask my hubby for a date and his answer is to take me out to a hospital for the criminally insane.
We were on the road today and saw this lovely fellow.
He was on a very yellow car, trying it out for size.
Is this my colour?
I could see he was debating the pros and cons of travelling in the vehicle. On one hand, he’d have music but he’d miss having the wind through his feathers.
This is a fine vehicle
It’d be great for winter but finding parking spots is so hard today…
What to do…
I told him to take his time deciding. Buying a vehicle is something one shouldn’t do in a rush. Ever.
This morning, just as I was about to sip my morning coffee, we got a visitor.
A morning visitor…eyeing the green selections of grass for breakfast
Of course, our two fluffy pooches had to ‘protect’ us from the imminent threat of rabbit attack. They were scratching at the window doing everything they could to scare the ‘intruder’ away.
Taking a little rest during breakfast
The grass looks greener over here…
Now, I can’t help but remember that last year, we had another fluffy rabbit come into our yard…the dogs got to that one before I could intervene and it was awful. I’ll spare you the details but I still dream about what I saw while I screamed at them to stop.
What are you guys looking at? I’m just having breakfast
Maybe this little guy was just hungry but I choose to see it as a blessing from the rabbit population. Maybe they have forgiven us for last year’s horrible event.
In any case, it was wonderful to have this tiny visitor this morning.
He’s obsessed with this song. Obsessed.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that our garage is almost finished and I have the pictures to prove it.
Stairs to get into our home
A hinge I thought was inspirational
The corner of a window…don’t I take incredible pictures?
Okay, he might look tiny in the picture but this spider was actually massive. As in dinaussor-sized massive!
My lovely Jeep, safe and sound in his new home…and yes, I parked too close to the door. Oops.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my lovely hubby just had a fit over the dogs. He was tip toeing his way around a sleeping River when the dog decided to move…and, trying to avoid stepping on him, the man went flying into a pirouette. It was an incredibly graceful move for a man that is not on the small side. However, River didn’t find it that impressive, and he didn’t think the decidedly British curses that followed were inspiring either.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that just this weekend was the first time when I couldn’t finish a book I had started. It was an odd experience that left me pretty stunned.
(credit:Church Designer Magazine)
How about you? How is this week treating you?
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Yeap, I read this post by Winter Bayne and I had to play with my header. Not sure what I will do with it. It’s fun, though. Until it becomes obsessive…
So I was at the book store yesterday and I strayed away from my beloved Romance section. It might have been the weather, the helpful clerk or my third cup of coffee but something possessed me and I ended up with three lovely books that are nothing like my usual reads.
Still, can’t wait to read them!
If we were having coffee, I’d share that I have some time off work coming up soon and I’m over the moon about it. Me, being me, I’ve also managed to have some work to take home with me during that break but I think that there will be plenty of time to do both, work and relax.
If we were having coffee, I’d share with you that yesterday was Canada’s 150th Birthday and we went out to celebrate among the many other Canadians. It was hot, sticky and humid…not to mention the crowds. When we finally got an ice-cream and headed back home, I breathed a sigh of relief. I don’t like crowds.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this is my favourite time of day. It’s early morning, it’s super quiet and nothing is moving in the house except my fingers on the keyboard. Soooo peaceful.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m on the hunt for another book to read. Have you read anything you’d recommend?
What do you think? Is it time for another cup of coffee?
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