De' fliengde Vuogtlänn'r

Observations, rants, etc. from a guy who really gets around.


When All Else Fails....

...follow instructions!

Yesterday, I took my bus downtown to a mechanic to get the valves adjusted. Knowing in advance that it would take about an hour to do the job, and that it would take about an hour to ride the city bus back down to pick it up, and that the bus had to sit for a couple of hours to let the valves cool before they could be properly adjusted, I told the mechanic to call me just before he started the job. That way, by the time I could walk out to the city bus stop, ride downtown, and walk from the bus stop to the shop, he'd be done.

So when did he call me?

After he had finished.

Another hour of my life I'll never get back.

And now I need to find another mechanic who works on VWs.



(Hat tip to my friend Deb for the title line. Ü)

OK, so a chance to move came up quite unexpectedly and über-schnell, so I jumped all over it like a rooster on a june bug. It was already after the first of May and I had said I was going to be out of the house by the end of April. So I had to go. It took about 12 trips over two days, but I did it. All by myself. And I can't believe that I schlepped that recliner all the way up the stairs alone.

Of course, there's a difference between "moving in" and settling in. Yeah, I'll be living out of boxes for a while, but at least I've got room to spread out a bit. And I can now walk around in my own home barefoot for a change. Something I haven't been able to do in well over a year.

The only down side is that I miss waking up with a certain someone's cold, wet nose in my face. I just hope she's not going thru too much separation anxiety.


Quote Of The Week

"Oh, East is East and West is West
and never the twain shall meet;
'til Earth and Sky stand presently
at God's great judgement seat.
For there is neither East nor West,
border, breed, nor birth
where two strong men stand face-to-face,
though they come from the ends of the Earth".

(from Kipling's "Ballad Of East And West")

Don't know what made me think of that, but I've always liked it. Even though very few people know it past the first two lines. Ü)