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good advice – foto by Smith

bad news good news bad news bad news fixed.

Another knock on our inside door yesterday morning. Last knock two days ago produced a free rug. Went down and our next house neighbor sadly explained he’d seen the dome light on in our car and when he went over to check saw someone had broken in and stolen our car radio and ransacked our jockey box (aka glove compartment to you non-north-western folk. Said it’s happened to all of us, likely the drug house kids across the street. Our second floor neighbor still has plastic taped over her window.

Our neighbor had her car window smashed and radio stolen earlier, so I’m envisioning cleaning up broken glass and the expense and trouble of getting it fixed, but when I went down, no broken windows. somehow they unlocked the passenger side. So it was good news – plus the radio was so crappy we couldn’t play it anyway and certainly don’t miss it. Now when the thieves glance in our car, they’ll see the radio’s already gone.

Then on the way to get sesame bagels, our muffler went. Made minor noise on the way up, major noise coming back, plus the scraping of the muffler pipe on the road. Took 2 hours and $385 dollars to repair.

Add in $55 for a new battery, $120 for two new tires, car insurance, gasoline, the car’s original purchase price and I’m reminded why I hate cars – they’re money suckers. Plus they allow you to go more places, spend more money once you’re there, and visit more social situations. Bad, bad and bad.

The good news is the sun’s out, the trees and flowers are beginning to bloom, and we’ve gotten two nights of sleep in a row after 4 nights sleeplessness. Considering the personality changes and mind muddlement involved in just 4 nights of sleep deprivation, I can understand how the CIA’s sleep dep torture tricks would get their kidnapped prisoners to babble, but after hearing the lack of lucidity of what came out, I’d be disinclined to trust the results.


going out the enter only, going in the only out – foto by Smith

One Response to “bad news good news bad news bad news fixed”

  1. Jack McGuane says:

    A found poem, DO NOT ENTER THE WRONG WAY

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