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Entries from April 2010

My little rut

April 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Sometimes when I write, I actual write – as in using words to express my feelings and/or to capture the spirit of a moment, be it high or low. Lately, I have been reporting . . . more or less. I don’t know if I am feeling shallow or lazy or am choosing to float […]

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Long sleep

April 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Last night I was done in; I leaned over from a sitting position to a sprawling body presentation and flipped through TV stations using the remote. Then for the next four hours, I had episodes of glimpsing the screen and thinking, “Gee, what is going on with this plot?” At 11 pm I woke up […]

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My toe

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments

I did not hurt my little toe on my right foot on my scooter; I walked my toe into the really heavy metal box I purchased to stash some of Mother’s important papers in. Just this morning I was telling Quentin on the phone about my marathon lawn mowing Thursday at Grandma’s and mentioned breaking […]

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The water heater almost fell from the sky

April 24th, 2010 · No Comments

After the adventure with the scooter, I was basking in my glory and thinking about that wonderful victory when I turned the water on for a shower and the water was COLD. It was beyond cold; it was freezing. I determined that temperature rating after standing in the cold water and it did not start […]

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Mowing

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Yesterday I looked at the weather and saw five days of rain staring me in the face, starting today. So, yesterday, I thought, “Yikes” and headed up to Mother’s to mow. The weather conditions had been very good for growing and as I turned the corner, the word derelict passed through my mind. So began […]

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Hayden Honda: We no longer have a problem

April 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

YES!! I got the spark plug out and I took it over to Ralph at Hayden Honda; I held it in front of me, still in the little spark plug remover socket, sort of like an altar boy with a candle. He verified it was fouled and showed me the carbon particle that was misdirecting […]

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Spark plug . . . I have slept on this

April 21st, 2010 · No Comments

I woke up thinking to myself that I should try to do something about the spark plug. Finding it would be a good start and so, after running Alison to work, I figured out how to access the spark plug area – which is under a floor panel next to the gas cap cover panel. […]

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Scooter woes update

April 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Okay, I went over to Hayden Honda and Ralph, who is a very, very nice man, told me that it could very well be the air filter; when I changed it, which he showed me how to do, a lot of liquid did indeed drain on the ground. However, the battery was very low and […]

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Scooter sadness

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Ah, yes, someone who shall not be named admitted she got “cocky” and tried to get up speed for a fast run downhill. Well, it was downhill, all right – the sliding crash of throttle doom; it was uphill pushing it home. I know; I pushed it. At the last intersection, a pickup was turning […]

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Doolittle Raiders

April 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Roosevelt announced on a radio broadcast that the bombers had taken off from Shangri-La; actually they had come from an aircraft carrier. They were young men then. This week four of them sat in front of their pictures from those days and signed autographs. Doolittle Raiders from left, Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, Lt. Col. […]

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