Fri, Jun 22nd - 10:19PM
June 18: Oil Change
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, p. 103
80 recordings of 23 types. 52% clear.
Treacher: If you're black, you should support Eric Holder. No matter what he says and does.
First thing this morning, I took the car in for its checkup. Turns out it just needed an oil change (I'd forgotten it was checked by AAA when I got my new battery!) It has a small leak which will take a lot of time and $$, but they say I can go to Wyoming without fear. I will also need to replace the door molding which will be quite pricy indeed. Oh, well. I figure they gave me the straight info, as I was chatting with the dealer/owner when the service guy caught up with me. His son just graduated from Gonzaga!
I'd asked Bernadette to come after me, and then discovered it was only a half-hour, but I didn't catch her in time. She was fine with that, but said she needed to have some time to mow the lawn. Fine, I said, I'll come down and watch the kids. So I did, and she did. Then we went to Elk Grove Park to feed the ducks. We also walked around the lake. We went over to the island and saw a loose goose egg, and also a nesting duck.
I'd said I'd stop at Home Depot on the way home but turned onto the freeway automatically instead. Never mind, there's one locally, across from Howe Park (where Rich and I looked at the clouds of starlings a few years ago.) I found the drop cloths I wanted and asked if I got a military discount. Indeed I do. OK, though I haven't yet prepared the garden.
And I replaced the Howe Avenue cache while I was in the area. Then I went to Raley's for a salad, and saw a friend from church.
Gabe's present came. I meant to get another little hexbug but got a big one. So I ordered another. Also, the batteries look too big, though apparently they are the right size.
I went to the WPAC Newcomer's dinner. my new badge holder broke. Another $5 gone. Grrr. It was a pleasant dinner. I didn't realize till afterwards that Tony was wearing a blood donor shirt. Boy, would Rich have had a lot in common with him... Polish Catholic usher blood donor! I'm still sad from yesterday.
Tea leaves portend bitter brew for Democrats
John Hawkins: The first hardcore doper President in American history has been a complete and utter failure. Big surprise.