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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Road Apples, #39

The Week that Was....was long. I'm now moving into a grove where I'll be working Tuesday-Friday in Hartford for a few weeks. It's not great, but when you consider that I'm paid to do this kind of thing it's not horrible either. On the plus side, I get to eat out every night. On the minus side, I really worry about what is happening back home. Life isn't perfect, that's for damn sure.

Driving Home Yesterday...I got caught in a horrible storm, with real visibility being no better than a few feet at times. How bad was it? Well on I84 I was going about 15 miles per hour at one point. On the plus side, at least it wasn't snow.

2009 Mitsubishi Galant...This was my rental for Thursday/Friday. I'll post something on it later today or tomorrow, but while the car had a great engine and handled very well, I absolutely hated the controls.

Today...I really want to keep it open to basically do whatever the hell I want. I'm thinking about replacing the rest of the mini-blinds downstairs, so maybe I'll go looking for something that strikes my fancy. I kind of dig the natural material (i.e. reed, bamboo, etc.) roll shades, so maybe a trip up to the Christmas Tree Shoppe is in order.

This Wednesday...Kate returns to school, but I will be unable to go down with her then, due to my needing to be in Hartford. Instead I'll go down on Saturday morning. I'm not thrilled about missing this, but there isn't a lot I can do about it. For a variety of reasons (some good, some basically really stupid) I am the only person who can conduct the training that is required in Hartford, so there was no way for me to make it down to Kutztown before Saturday.

Parts Phone...I received the rather beaten-up Blackjack II I bought on-line last weekend. Now all I have to do is figure out how to replace the center button. Maybe that will be part of my thrilling Saturday night.

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