went out to lunch with the folks today after church, then over to cimarron pottery to pick up 5 bags of pine bark mulch ( they have a better $4 price on a 3 cubit foot bag with finer mulch than home depot or walmart etc...). I use the mulch both on top of the soil and also mixed in to aerate the soil when amending for a new bed. well, anyway, I went by my folks place afterwards to pick some mail that was delivered ( by mistake a paypal purchase went to that address, this magazine from london called Wrap)
on my was home, about a mile from the intersection near my folk's addition, my truck just suddenly stopped on me... shifted to 5th and the engine just quit and wouldn't start again after I pulled over. engine turned, plenty of gas in the tank, but nothing doing... UGHHHH. didn't have my cell with me (you may remember I don't really ever use a cell phone unless on road trips, then I take my ghetto AT go-phone). I walked to a nearby house and knocked and asked to call my folks. turns out it was a teacher's house I used to work with at my old job, small world. Dad came and picked me up, we called a tow truck, got it towed to a place in town and tomorrow morning my dad will go in with my truck key to see what they can find out etc..... my mom drove me home since my dad had choir practice at 5pm. We had a nice time getting some yogurt first and talking some, and then of course she got out of the car and looked around my yard to see what was growing and blooming. :)
So I sit at home tonight no pickup in the drive.. :(. I will wait to hear some sort of diagnosis tomorrow whether it's something repairable and how MU$H and how How long. HMPH... next I'll rent a car for as many days needed. SHEESH. well at least I'm off work all week so it could've been a lot worse, also nice that it happened so close to my folks place and not on some random highway between my places and theirs. I thank God for that. I'm open to getting another car as well and started thinking about what sort of car I'd look for, right now, I' thinking something between 5-10 thou and with less that 75k miles. I dunno seems like start. I've been needing a real car for a while now anyway, it's awkward having just a Ford Ranger to go around in and have passengers in, instead of an actual comfortable car... we'll see, I'm not jumping the gun just yet and hopefully the Ranger will be up and running in no time......?
I grew a beard for the last month and have decided to keep it while in NYC next week. thing is I like it for the cool fall weather, and plan to have it shaved off when I go in December anyway. I've found myself wearing collared shirts only to work lately while having facial hair. something about a crewneck with a beard seems mismatched, for work anyway, for casual time, who cares. I have also tried cutting my fingernails straight across last week instead of all the way around. I like the way it looks, sort of a nice blunt thick looking finger at the end. SOunds ridiculous doesn't it. I'm having second thoughts about it though since I have these little corners on each side of my fingernails. but I do like the way it looks. now you're getting all the details more than you'd ever wanted to know. I'll try to get back to posting pics! ha
Have I mentioned I'm down to about 163 lbs. I've lost about 10 pounds since swithcing to mainly cardio at the gym and no free weights. I know I'll go back to lifting after the daylight savings time change. but I do like a glimpse of myself in the mirror sort of back to my college day size. ha now if I can just get the arms and back and legs back to a good size with muscle weight ONLY!!! I'm already dreading the first week or two back and all the soreness involved. but I'm ready for it.
oh yeah, btw have I ever mentioned my mom grew up in Long Island? we were looking at some photos of her house as a kid, and I'm thinking of going to look for it and taking picture for her to see how it is nowadays. also I thought of making copies of the old black and whites to give to the person who lives there not just for fun.
8 days countdown to NYC...... tic tic tic...