We're almost at the end of our beautiful Fall mid 70° weather. A cold front is expected to come through on Sunday with a little snow and high temperatures in the 40s. If the weather forecasts are right, it's going to push the warm weather out of here for the foreseeable future, and it looks like the 40s and 50s are going to be our highs for at least the rest of the month. And It's temperatures like that encouraging me to head South.
I had the tires rotated on the truck yesterday, and this morning I had the oil changed. I used to change the oil myself in all my vehicles, considering it to be one of the easiest maintenance items you could do yourself. But now, partly out of laziness and partly not having the equipment necessary to do the job, such as ramps to roll the front of the truck up on and something to catch the old oil in, it's easier to have someone else do it. I'm also not really sure if I got under the truck, I could ever come out again.
I learned a bit of useful information about the Big "O" tire company. I made an appointment to get my oil changed and when I arrived for my appointment this morning they took my truck key and I sat outside and waited.... and waited.... and waited some more, noticing the truck was still where I parked it. I went back into the office to find out what was going on and they informed me that an appointment doesn't mean that they will take care of me when I get there, it means I will get the next available mechanic.... Whenever that may be.
Fortunately for me after I apologized for not understanding the meaning of the word appointment, I requested my keys be returned so I could drive to the library and look up "appointment" in a dictionary for my personal edification. The service writer then ran to the maintenance area and magically found a couple of guys to change my oil right away. they actually did a very good job using the synthetic oil that I requested and resetting my digital meter back to 100% oil life, which most oil change places never do. I guess to use an automotive analogy.... The squeaking wheel gets the grease.
Quoting Monty Python ... "And now for something completely different". I'm a bit concerned about traveling in the near future. If they ever figure out who won the election, and it looks like it's going to be Biden, he said during the campaign that he was going to lock the country down because of the Bat flu "if the scientists say so." I'm not sure what "locked down" means in his obviously addled mind, but if it's anything like what New Mexico did, travel will be difficult if not impossible. This obviously concerns me because I would hate to get stuck somewhere I didn't want to be under conditions that may be suboptimal. But what can I do? I find myself stuck between a rock and a cold place.
A frozen spiderweb. I don't know if the spider was frozen, he was nowhere to be seen.