Today it was four wheels instead of two feet for travelling. As much as I hated to do it, I took my car for a 17-mile spin. I’m laughing as I am typing since this is usually the sum total of miles I drive in a month. Of course that only makes it harder for me to catch up with the car mileage since there is 42 miles’ difference as of today. I will get it done though.

It wasn’t the tropical weather that made me reach for the car keys. My boss was out in back-to-back meetings and had left me no work to do. There were weeds (there are always weeds) that could have occupied my morning but it was too hot and sultry out, so I took care of errands instead.

I went to Loveday’s for an oil change. The guys there think it is pretty darn funny when I come in for a yearly oil change, whether I need it or not and I am the butt of their friendly jokes. No problem, but when the tech reached inside the car to slap the reminder sticker on the windshield, I couldn’t help myself and said “Norm, you really think that 3,000 mile reminder sticker is necessary since I only drove 214 miles since I was last here on September 24, 2012?” He grinned.

Really, a run on the freeway instead of rolling up and down Eureka making multiple stops would have been preferable. My boss suggested to me the other day that while it was admirable that I was walking more than I was driving these days and this was good for my health and fitness, I wasn’t doing the car any favors by letting it languish in the garage. (What a party pooper!) So I took the advice to heart and out we went.

We even topped off the gas tank at the Sunoco station that I frequent; that is, if you can call buying gasoline six times a year “frequenting” the gas station. The owner always has a joke about my infrequent visits to gas up as well. I just tell everyone that foot power rules!

After today’s respite from walking to tool around town, I will be back at it again tomorrow in the quest for the cup … (that cup would be filled with cider of course)!

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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