The Pieces I Am

Today I worked at a different office, very pleasant, just a “one-off”. At the end of the day, tired, I dragged my paraphernalia out to the car, loaded it all in, walked around the car, opened the door and got in, started the car up and… lights started flashing on the dashboard. All kinds of yellowy orange icons blinked madly.

A quick call to the dealership on the cell phone and I was reassured that I could drive it home. They encouraged me to bring the car in tomorrow morning. Apparently once those lights start flashing only they can turn them off. The shop is open tomorrow morning, I am working, Attila is working. We are off at noon, the dealership closes at noon. They recommended that we not drive to the little house in the city until they have a look at the car and turn off the flashing lights. They told me at the dealership where we bought the car that it is safe to drive, but not a good idea to take it on a long trip.

Weekend plans scuppered!

Monday the dealership is open again, so maybe Monday the car will make the two hour round trip to the dealership. Sheesh. Small potatoes as far as having a problem is concerned.

Attila made a turkey soup for dinner, it was very, very good and very, very healthy.

Netflix offers certain TV series. We have watched their available seasons of Huff and Dead Like Me. Amusing. We started watching Monk, which we like, but the constant diet of murder vignettes weighed heavily on me and affected my sleeping patterns, so we stopped watching it. We are currently watching The Riches, to see what the series is like; and we are watching The Duchess of Duke Street which we thoroughly enjoy.

We had thunderstorms last night, severe enough that our power went out for a little while and the lightening necessitated that the computers and electronic equipment be shut down and unplugged for the evening.

I continue to tune in to the ongoing updates about the earthquake and tsunami aftermath in Japan.

HAPPENING NOW: Live updates of developments in Japan

Worldly Distractions


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“She is a friend of my mind… The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.”
Toni Morrison
1931 –

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Recommend: Slings and Arrows, three seasons


Thanks Kate, just checked the Netflix lineup, they don’t have it. I’ll keep my eyes open, it might be added to their inventory at some point.