Writer’s Tranny

Arrrggggghhhhh! Thanks for all the well-wishes for me to have something to write about. There I go, first thing I am ending a sentence with a preposition which everyone knows you are not supposed to end a sentence with.

I cannot tell you all about everything that has gone on in the last several days and weeks but here is a sample.

The transmission on the van went out yesterday. Now, I had not been to the mechanic’s shop for several months and I go to the same guy all the time. He is, if you can believe it, an honest mechanic, plus he will let us pay him in increments, which is a big help. Well, I am taking the middle daughter across town to finish getting her permit and the tranny, which has been leaking about 5 quarts of fluid (don’t know how familiar you might be with cars so for perspective a normal car should take a half-pint to a pint every several months or so) every couple of days. So it was just a matter of when the thing would give. And where. Can we say, “Rush hour traffic on Academy Blvd?” Woohoo! So, call the tow truck, the first one I call the gal tells me, “I’m sorry sir, we’re all booked up for the rest of the day.” Well, !?!?!?!?!? So I call Walt’s towing, be there in a half-hour. Turned out to be 10 minutes.

Tow it to the mechanic and the first thing he says when he sees me is, “I was just thinking about you, this morning and here you are.” “Well, don’t think about me anymore.” So, if the tranny can be rebuilt the labor alone will be a mere $800!

I am going to work more on my serious writing nowadays. I will still blog, but it may become more sporadic, although not as sporadic as Carter’s http://carterking.blogspot.com/ . I may just go back to the Nifty Three Fifty rule, too. This would mean shorter entries but more consistent. Even with writer’s block (miserable comforters are ye all) I should be able to do that much.

Remember, the Good Book says, “Feel sorry for those who have writer’s block.”

Well, it should.

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