Today's column is a dump of things currently going in my life. It is the sort of crap that routinely gets posted on Facebook, but not being a member of the world's biggest open sewer, I'll put them here instead.
This was my last government furlough day and unfortunately, I am sick - which is why I can't get very creative. Somehow I managed to come down with the flu in the Valley of Hell in August. The temperature outside is 112 degrees, but those flu bugs are apparently tough hombres. I have spent most of the day lying on the couch feeling sorry for myself. It would be nice to have somebody here in the house to wait on me hand-and-foot, but those services come at a heavy price!
The odometer on my 2005 Saturn Vue passed the 100,000 mile mark this morning while I was driving to McDonald's for a breakfast oatmeal. Old car for an old coot. Ah, the symmetry!
Earlier this week I completed a jigsaw puzzle (Chichenitza painting - 1000 pieces). I have been working on it for three months. The puzzle proved to be exceedingly hard to assemble. As I was nearing completion I counted the pieces remaining and the spaces remaining, only to discover that I was two pieces short. When it was finished, I had three spaces remaining and one piece that didn't fit in any of them.. Eventually I found a piece that was already in place, but did not look right. I moved it into one of the vacant spots - and discovered that the extra piece fit in the hole that moving the piece other had created.
So I needed two pieces: numbers 999 and 1,000. Number 999 turned up between two couch cushions, and number 1,000 was under the coffee table - even though I had already checked there several times. Now, because I have so much time invested in the project, I feel obligated to get it fixed and framed.
Next up, a great puzzle of the Titanic - 1,500 pieces. That ought to last until I retire.
That's what's happening in my life. I hope the excitement doesn't wear me down.