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Welcome other newcomers

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007, at 7:51 PM

We have more bloggers! I was out of town last night and most of today and just got around to checking our web site. I noticed that there are at least 2 more who are new to the area. I think that makes 4 of us now. We can learn together.

I probably need to get in touch with Nathan Evans. If there is one thing I need to know more about, it's computer science. I used a computer at work for more than 20 years, but there was always someone to come and help if there was a problem. All programs were created by technicians, so they didn't intend for me to learn too much. Guess I wasn't supposed to mess up the system. Now I find I need lots of help with my home office.

Things heated up

My husband and I had a blast from the past this weekend. Yesterday afternoon, while we were out of town, the air conditioner on my car died. The car is less than 2 years old. Didn't I just read in the paper that the Lexus and the Buick were the two cars with the least number of problems reported on 2004 models? Evidently I should have bought a 2004 Buick rather than the 2006. We went to an out-of-town dealer this morning and were told the condenser had a split in it, and the Freon was gone. They couldn't get a part until tomorrow. We said thank you and headed home, as we needed to be here tomorrow morning. The service department at Mark Pirtle gave us the same diagnosis and said they will have the part by 10:30 tomorrow morning. Putting something off another day doesn't seem nearly as bad when you are at home.

I can remember cars without air conditioning. I remember people driving at night when taking a long trip in order to avoid the heat of the day. It's just been a really, really long time -- perhaps more than 40 years -- since I experienced this firsthand. I can tell you, it is terrible! We popped the sun roof and put the two back windows down a few inches. That created a little bit of circulation -- sometimes. It's hard to find any way to feel cool when it's 103 outside and probably hotter inside. I took out my lipstick to make my parching lips feel better, only to have the melted tip come off and stick to my lips. I had a couple of breath mints in my pocket, and they melted and stuck together. What had been a cold bottle of water first turned tepid, then lukewarm, and finally downright hot. There was no perspiration in that car, only sweat. Some women like to get new cars, new clothes, shoes, and such, but I'm just looking forward to a condenser filled with Freon. Hopefully I'll be in a better mood tomorrow night.



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