Frodo, that garbage with the DMV is such a pain. I'm glad you were able to go elsewhere to get it resolved. I used to have problems with the people at the local DMV with things, but they seem to have improved-- and they actually smile now. I always try to be very polite and smile at them. I figure they probably get a lot of negativity, so smiling and being friendly might help improve their moods a teeny bit.
My internet has been going out because of the rain and the other day my power went out again and stayed out for about 7 hours.
I think I may have mentioned that the adhesive for the rearview mirror on the ford expedition gave up the ghost and the mirror fell off (but it has some sort of wires going to it so it was dangling). Bought some glue and took it to two different places (Autozone and Bumper to Bumper) but neither one of them could figure out how to get the metal piece that has to be glued to the glass out of the back of the mirror. it has to be glued on and then we have to wait 2 hours to put the mirror back on it, but thus far it is not cooperating.
Today I took my friend who had the truck wreck to a doctor's appointment. Saw the x-rays for his arm. The screws go all the way through the bone and stick out on the other side.
Saw this in front of the store where my friend's cousin works:
I noticed that my friend has been a little distant with his stepson since his wreck and he finally admitted to me that he did not remember the stepson and kept wondering "who the hell is this kid?" when he first got home, but then eventually figured it out. But he has absolutely no memory of the kid from before the accident. He also didn't remember a few other people but he didn't want to tell his family for fear they would be really upset.
The good news is, the impound place that was going to charge $1,100 to get the remnants of his truck off of their lot, are letting him get it for $45 to clear the space and he can use the engine out of it in a different truck.
My brother has been having a better time at work because the new store manager is making accommodations for his COPD-- scheduling him for afternoon shifts because it takes him about an hour or two to recover from his morning nebulizer treatments.
Oh yeah, almost forgot that my friend's cousin said he might be able to fix our Kubota tractor AND might be able to help with tearing down the parts of the barn that are completely ruined so we can get something safer put up or at least reinforce the salvageable parts of the barn. Turns out he knows the owner of my favorite Thai restaurant too. We met there for lunch and he left earlier and paid for my food and my friend's food. I wish I'd known before he left so I could have thanked him. He was rather sneaky about it. I ended up ordering soup to go for my mother afterward and I bought my friend another Thai iced tea for the road. The owner was in a good mood, which was nice to see.
Found an unopened Peerless gooseneck/swan neck style faucet in my plumbing supplies and gave it to my friend because his current faucet is absolute garbage. The neck does not swivel and I have a faucet that can be put in if we ever get the guest bath fixed.
Man, I'm really babbling.
Chris, I'm sorry to hear about your father's heart attack, but am glad that he's doing better.
Hope everyone is doing well tonight.