I’m heading out early today, gang. Have to drive to one far away town (30 miles) to spend some quality, post-lockdown time with those guys at the Honda dealership! My very grown-up car informed me last Monday (the last time I was actually in my car) that it was time for an oil change.
Then I’m going to drive to the other far away town and get the groceries.
It’s a stunning day here today, gang, so it’ll be nice to do all that excessive speeding on the highway with the music blasting! (And just a quick note to those of you who are new to the blog — there are usually only about 3 cars on the highway out here in the Hinterlands (no exaggeration!), and in the Honda, it’s almost impossible not to speed.) (Plus, you can drive these Hondas for 10K miles now before you need an oil change. I find this astounding.)
Well, I did finish that new chapter for In the Shadow of Narcissa yesterday, but I still want to tweak it. So that’s what I’ll likely do when I get back from town.
On that note, though, I gotta scoot! Thanks for visiting, gang. I leave you with a song that I’ve posted here many times, but I just love it. And something I saw at about 4am this morning on Instagram that took my breath away, has had me singing this song all morning!! “Breathless” by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, from their double-album with two impossible-to-spell titles from 2004, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus.
All righty!! Have a wonder-filled Monday, wherever you are in the world, gang! I love you guys. See ya!
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It’s amazing how far a car is allowed to go today before an oil change is needed — when I first began driving it was 3k. I was pleasantly surprised, when I picked up my present car, to find servicing was mandatory at 20k intervals, in order to keep the 4 year warranty in place. Well, I’ll take that, but let’s hope the motor doesn’t blow up!
I can’t even imagine 20K!! And I love how the little messages light up to tell you when you need an oil change — or anything else. I don’t have to think about anything anymore! I’m not a real big “car” person 😂
Cars are a necessary evil — unless you think they aren’t!
So how did your adventure with the Honda and the grocery trip go?
Actually it was great! A gorgeous day for a drive, and the Honda waiting room was practically empty. I’ve never been in & out of there so quickly before!! 🙂
Glad it went well. 👍