TWTW June 11th through the 17th: I Almost Die Replacing Windshield Wipers

It got hot, really hot. I’ve been driving a new (to me) car for a couple of months. I haven’t gotten around to telling that story but I will at some point, maybe. I noticed that most of the wipers weren’t doing too well.  The main driver side one had a big piece hanging off. So I went to Walmart and bought replacements. I parked in a nice sunny spot and proceeded to change the wiper blades. I believe the official temperature was 1232098509143859048 degrees. Within minutes I was covered in sweat. I began to get confused and disorientated trying to get the old wipers off the hook thingies. I exaggerate. It’s just really hard to get the blades off those little hook things. Once I had finished I did go inside, take a shower, and lay down in front of a fan for a bit. By a bit, I mean a 2-hour nap. It was Sunday.

TWTW June 4th through the 10th: I Yell FUDGE Into The Night And A Dog Gets Huffy

Some night I woke up and I lay there in the dark thinking about things when I realized that I was only 5 years away from being 50 years old. I looked up at the ceiling and yelled out FUDGE.  Only I didn’t say “Fudge.” I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the “F-dash-dash-dash” word! How did this happen? How did I get this old?  Then I rolled back over and fell asleep.

Over the weekend I went and made dogs happy again. My Mom’s dog, pictured above in all his glory, likes to sleep in the bed with me when I am home. Late Saturday night I was sitting on the couch and Bud decided he was ready for bed. I flopped down beside me and gave a big sigh. He then dropped to the floor and thumped to the ground with an annoyed look on his face. When I finally told him let’s go to bed. He got all waggy and bounced into the bedroom.

TWTW May 28th through June 3rd: I Do Laundry In Illinois And Get A Summer Cold

I do laundry in Illinois

In the ancient past, I got a washer and dryer. The washer broke shortly after I got it. The dryer still works but it makes a lot of noise. So for the last several years, I have been using the laundromat to clean my clothes. I always hold off as long as possible in between trips since it’s such an ordeal. I gotta sort everything, load it into a car, and then be at the laundromat for over an hour. I like to try and go during weekdays since there are way fewer people. I had done my laundry about 6 weeks earlier in early April. In Illinois weather that is an eternity. The day I was doing my laundry it was 90 degrees F out. I had been in shorts for weeks. Like an archaeologist as I got near the bottom of the pile, I started to unearth ancient artifacts. There were a bunch of sweaters and long sleeve shirts at the bottom. 

I get a summer cold

I woke up Monday with a sore throat. It lingered for several days and was joined by a snotty nose. It eventually got better but it’s an odd feeling having a cold while it’s really hot and sunny out.