"Cannon" watched the other morning as I did two walking laps past his field. Magnificent animal. I keep promising these horses a fresh carrot or two but have not followed through. I do not think they believe me any more.
A VERY GOOD HORSE STORY HERE and a book published.
I MADE IT UP!
Lots of fresh veggies and fruit. Drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette. Had planned a few fresh slices of avocado, for photo purposes, but it was well beyond it's prime. It was "what's for lunch."
THE REAL MAYONNAISE (link)
For the most part, I thought that mayonnaise was mayonnaise. I said that once in front of my wife and an education followed.
Mayonnaise is not mayonnaise. Blue Plate Mayonnaise is real mayonnaise (says so on the jar). We have a few extra jars because two is one and one is none. And yes, it is much better than mayonnaise.
PORK ROAST DINNER
Ok, I apologize. Eating healthy, ya know.
Pork roast slow, long oven cook. Salt and pepper only. Spinach with sour cream and flaked asiago cheese. (Do not hate on the spinach side dish till ya try it. Eats like candy and spinach is a super food). Home made Picco de Gallo for added personality. Minimal carbs, lots of flavor and filling.
I thought a good video. Easy to listen to and yet hard to take in that such a beautiful city (and other great cities) is in full decay. Heartbreaking. But hey! "you're going to meet some gentle people there."
Magnificent video of an eagle being an eagle. Finding Mark Smith Photography, to visit more often, is also an upside.
Four minutes of fun and excellent off road photography. If I were a younger man!!
The Dodge truck left again on a tow truck to the mechanic. Fuel leak. Neighbor said he smelled fuel, looked under the truck and said, "you have fuel pouring out." Apparently a broken fuel tree injector thingy located under the intake manifold. Not a rubber connector line or easy to get to fuel line. Nope, major surgery.
Down to one car. Her car. Suffice it to say I miss my truck. Like a good friend who has left and I am not sure if he will return to continue to serve. The thought of having to go through another car purchase, in this lifetime, is unsettling.
But much like me, the Dodge is old. Has a good heart, strong running gear and a good attitude. But he ,too, is aging. The rust may do him in sooner rather than later. I really understand that line of thinking. And yes, I can continue to drive and stay close to home. Fix it as it may break down again. BUT the need for dependable transportation, in these aging years, is much more important than in the youthful years. So what to do?
I really do not want to try to save money by buying someone else's problems and be no further ahead than I am with the Dodge. AND, I do not want a new/newer truck/car with all the black box controls and constant reports being sent over the air waves of every time I step on the gas pedal, come a quick stop or sneeze.
God forbid I wind up with a vehicle that thinks it knows how and wants to make decisions for me while I am driving. In a perfect world, I'd pick up an old 1956 two door post Chevy and go out of this driving life the same way I came in.
And then there is the cost. My god! And the worst part of all is playing the game looking at used cars/trucks. I should ease up, relax, go with the flow and all of that. But I fear that I will not be able do that. That's just me. My wife is another story. Zero BS threshold.
Currently, we have adopted the car/truck shopping scenario as "trips for entertainment." With that mind set, we think we can at least enter the ring.
September 2023 half gone. Just like that. What to get my wife for Christmas?
Have a great week. Hug someone ya love this week.
Thanks for the visit.
Son at the office.
He has very good stories to tell.