It’s The Tooth Of April We Are Into This Years Second Quarter!

Let’s celebrate! This month we have a plethora of choices of which to raise our arms in drink… some in wine and some in water!  For example:

  • Arab American Heritage Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • BLT Sandwich Month
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Confederate History Month
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Florida Tomato Month
  • Grilled Cheese Month
  • Garlic Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Lawn & Garden Month
  • National Humor Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Month
  • Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Pecan Month
  • Poetry Writing Month
  • Rape Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Soft Pretzel Month
  • Soyfoods Month
  • tress Awareness Month

Enough already! It’s time to walk and off we go into the haze.  One hour exactly so we did 2.6 miles/hour today!  Not fast but also not a crawl.

Sneaking up on 170 miles this year!

Talk about red.. This mulch was amazingly bright.  It stood out almost a block away.

Love that red bark!

We watched some TV in the last afternoon and then Paul did some chores in the garden.   Before driving to Malarkey’ for our Monday evening seance with Irene Paul put a new car cover on the Avalon (the first one lasted over three years and kept the ol’ gal looking mighty sharp!).  He then did some work in the vegetable garden mostly spreading mulch under the side yard trees.

Random  Memories: Here I am calling the 2006 Toyota Avalon “ol’ gal” and I wished I could show the “ol’ gal” to my Dad.  Dad has been gone for 48 years and he was quite a car guy!  Paul misses his father a lot even after a half-century and remembering back to 1970 is getting harder and harder.

What would he say if Paul were to tell him he have a car that is twelve years old and it runs great?  Dad changed cars every three years because they would wear out!

What would he say if he saw GPS in action?

Would he understand the radio coming on instantly and not having to “warm up”?

If I said “the music is coming from a satellite orbiting above our heads at 22,000 miles” would be believe me?

If I said “These tires have 60,000 miles on them and they are still good” could he comprehend it?

“Dad… this car is Japanese!”

“Dad… did you know I get 30 miles to the gallon on the freeway… oh, Freeway… fast streets that interconnect places in the LA/OC area!”

“Dad, every car has power windows and air conditioning!  No, really… no fooling!”

Paul would tell his Dad “A V-8 gasoline engine has hundreds of individual parts. An electrical engine has 20. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It will take only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric engine. Faulty electric engines are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots. Essentially, if your electric “Check Motor” light comes on, you simply drive up to what looks like a car wash. Your car is towed through while you have a cup of coffee and out comes your car with a new engine”

He really would have been amazed or think Paul Jr. was crazy~~!

We all shared a veggie pizza and it was really quite good. We talked and shared stories for a couple of hours before going home. The question of the evening was “What does an aardvark like on its pizza?”  The obvious answer? Ant-chovies!

Another magic sunset

Homeward bound, we watched some TV before crashing for the night!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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