Now, last night while driving home from work, I find myself in the wake of a truck on I-435 that is throwing debris. A piece of that debris struck my windshield, resulting in this:
So now, my brand new car will need a brand new windshield.
I ought to know something about auto glass. Until last year, my family owned a glass business, and my dad was the one in charge of the automotive side. Even though he’s now retired and the company sold, my brother still works there as a auto glass technician.
When I file my claim with the insurance company, I will explicitly specify Kennedy Glass to install the windshield, and ask the new owners of the business that still bears our family name to assign this to my brother.
Last Saturday, the family dog, Eddie, welcomed our neighbors home from their vacation.
Eddie likes our neighbors; our neighbors like Eddie. Our neighbor’s dog doesn’t like Eddie. She considers him to be a rat to be killed. Although Eddie tries to avoid her, and we try not to have both dogs out at the same time, Eddie didn’t see her coming until she poked a hole in his throat.
Coming home from the emergency vet in Topeka, he looked like this:
Needless to say, he was hurting and a bit lethargic. By Sunday evening, he had enough energy to claim a spot on the couch.
On Monday, he had a follow-up appointment with the vet that performed the surgery. She took out the drains and replaced the bandages. The next post-op visit is Thursday.
As of now, he does not have to wear a “cone of shame,” as he has not tried to take off his neck wrap. That could change after the bandages come off. He’s also doing short walks with a leash – we’re now using a harness instead of a collar.
(the green bandage on his leg was where the vet apparently put in an IV. It came off when we got home)
I finally got around from moving a page from a Raw HTML page and into the WordPress system.
That page is a minor update to the History of former radio station KAIR in Atchison. The station had left the air on Halloween in 2017 and was never able to return to the air before a statutory one year deadline kicked in. The FCC officially deleted the KAIR licence back in April.
Next up will likely be the Pioneer Radio History front-page.
Last Saturday, I bought this car, a 2013 Nissan Sentra from Academy Cars in Lawrence. This was also where I previously purchased the minivan I drove for 5 years. (It is also the only car dealership I’ve bought from: my other cars were purchased directly from the previous owner)
Five days post-surgery, and most of the pain has subsided. Although the doctor had prescribed Oxycontin and Hydrocodone, I’ve made minimal use of them. I only took 2, maybe 3, Oxy out of the 20 pills dispensed to me, and, even though I received two scripts for the Hydrocodone (one at the Urgent Care, the other from the foot Surgeon) I don’t have any plans to fill the second script. Otherwise, ibuprofen and caffeine are my drugs of choice.
The first week of 2016 has not exactly gone as planned.
Wednesday morning at a quarter after midnight, I attempted to walk down the driveway. Problem was, the snow has gotten so compacted it did turn to ice. After about two steps, I twisted my left foot, landed on my ass, and sent my phone flying.