Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hump Day

I went and got my IV on Wednesday. As usual, I turned the cell phone to vibrate, as Amanda usually calls me on her way to work and I don't want to bother the other patients.

Sidebar: this will become important a bit later.

From there, I went to the Nissan dealership to get the truck serviced. I had already scheduled the appointment because, it's no where near the mileage, but long past the due date. I figured it might take an hour or so, but they said there had been a recall on something or another on the transmission and it might take two hours! I got my estimate for $60.00 (the recall was free).

Sidebar: I know that's a little more than at one of the instant oil change places, but they also rotate the tires, check tire depth and the brakes, etc. Plus, I paid for the extended warranty, so if anything ever comes up, I have a record of all my service dates.

I said, "Okay" and went and got a cup of coffee and a really good bagel in the waiting room.

They came back an hour and a half with some dirty filters ( my air cleaner and the cabin filter). They both were dirty and they asked me if I wanted them replaced. I, of course, said, "Sure."

I finished my book and was bored af by the time they came to tell me the truck was ready. My $60.00 estimate turned out to be $186.42!!! WTF? The filters weren't that expensive, it was the labor.

So, what? You had to hire a midget to climb up the duct work and replace the cabin filter?

I paid the damn money and was home after 2:00 p.m.

I checked the phone and saw I missed a call from my brother Joe. The phone was still on vibrate.

We talked for a long time. I assured him I was doing okay. He said they were headed out in a few days for yet another cruise, this time for China and Japan. I wished them well and took a nap.

Sidebar:My sleep cycle is all fncked up. I can't stay awake in the afternoon and can't sleep during the night.

Amanda's call woke me up. She was just leaving Keldon's karate class at 6:30 p.m. and wondered if I wanted to get some dinner at Daly's (an old school restaurant at Plymouth and Merriman - been there for years.)

So, I agreed. But, it was not pleasant. I was still pissed about the cost of the truck and she had had a bad day at work.

So, neither of us was a good dinner companion. Poor Keldon!

We left and continued our debate texting at home. At one point I wrote "If I wanted to spend dinner with a bitch, I would have asked one of my two ex-wives." Yeah, not cool.

Later on, she sent a text asking me if this was our first fight. I saw that and couldn't keep from laughing. So, I sent her a text apologizing. She responded that she was sorry as well.

I tried to watch the first episode of a mini-series about the death of Tupac and B.I.G. Notorious that I had taped. 

But I fell asleep in the middle of it..


  1. John, you didn't really say that did you? Did you get ahold of the company offering lower scripts? What did they say?

  2. Um, yeah. You would think after all these years, I would know how to handle women better. I suck, I guess. Problem with the company Jim sent me was I saw the email. I should have printed it. But, when I dropped Brighthouse, I lost my email account. I'll ask him to resend it to my new email account next time he calls.