Saturday, February 25, 2017

Belated Friday Post

It was warm again on Friday, but I wore my raincoat. There was a threat of severe thunderstorms (even possibly a tornado) beginning around 5:00 p.m.

Instead of going to lunch, I went to the Secretary of State office. Dispite all my searching, I cannot find the "safe" place I put the bike tab.

Sidebar: I remember it vividly. I got the truck and bike tabs in the mail in mid-December. It was cold that day. I had the garage door open so I could get to the back of the truck. I washed the truck license plate off and dried it. Then I went into the house to warm up. I went back outside and put the tab on. I thought about the bike and then said, "Screw it. I'm not going to ride it for the next four months!" So, I took the registration off to laminate it and put the tab in a safe place.

It was so safe even I can't find it!!!

Anyway, I went to the one on Wayne Road at 11:00 a.m. It was crowded (of course), but this time I decided to use the handicapped spot. I got my ticket (#89) and they were on #41. However, there were three handicapped people in front of me. By the time I got there, the woman had disappeared!

I think she went on break or something., since she came back about 15 minutes later. It cost me just $5.00 but as I was leaving they were calling for #81. So, it wasn't all that much faster.

I stopped at Arby's and got a roast beef sandwich meal. I ate that at my desk.

It started raining early here (around 3:00 p.m.) We had thunder and lightning with lots of rain and dramatic winds.

Courtney's husband went home and sent her a picture of hail at their house (about two miles west of me) but we didn't get any hail at work.

Luckily, there was a brief pause went I went home. But, when I got there what I thought was snow piled up around the west side of the house turned out to be hail.

And, the high winds had stripped needles off my pine trees and plasered them onto the house siding!

Looks like I'll have to power wash the house come real Spring.

I decided to do the weekend wash (minus the bedding) early as I would be busy on Saturday. As you know, my washer is screwed up. But when I put it in the dryer, the dryer wouldn't start! WTF!!!

I kept trying different things until I finally checked my new fuse box. Sure enough, the lightning (or something) tripped the fuse. Remind me why I paid extra to have a whole house surge protector?

I ate the last of the brats for dinner. I was tired again and went to bed early.


  1. In case of insurgents, of course!

  2. @Jake: Lol!

    @John: You post everything else about yourself (address, when you’ll be gone, etc.), so you may as well just blog where you put things like your bike tab.

  3. @ Jake: Of course!
    @ Jyl: Good idea.