Friday, February 16, 2018

Idiot Lighting

Idiot lights - they are great to tell a driver that something is wrong with her car, but they are not meant to tell the driver much more than that. At least, I was warned to expect to see the three troublesome lights (Check Ignition, Check Power Steering, and Check VSA) come on again. And this time, I will leave the car running while I get the mechanic out to the car to see these light in person....

But first....

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When I woke up this morning, I figured that the only think I needed to worry about was when I would arrive at the GLBT Center and when I'd get to game night. So I took my time getting out, and arrived at the center at 3:00.  I didn't have that much to do, so I surfed the web in between tasks for dresses I could wear to the July wedding of Lili's son and (future) daughter in law.

I'm not sure, but I think any one of the 6 above dresses would look nice on me.  What do you think?

Around 6 pm, I decided to leave the center and meander over to game night with a stop at Panera Bread.  Dinner consisted of a half sandwich and salad, and I was sated on this amount of food.  (This didn't mean I couldn't eat more. Instead, if meant that I wasn't in the mood to have a larger meal.)  After I finished my meal, I went to the car and started it up. And again, for the third time in 2 weeks, the 3 idiot lights came on.  Damn!  I was hoping to spend most of Friday in Marian Mode, and I'll have to spend it as Mario, if only to talk with the fellows at Luposello's.

Next, it was off to game night, where I again lost at whatever game was played. But my mind wasn't into games tonight. Instead, I was thinking of car repair and other headaches I have to take care of before I go on my cruise.  Given that I have two weeks left before the cruise, I have to make a quick decision - do I replace my wig now and get a 20% discount from "list"? Or, do I conserve my cash. I also have to see about getting documentation to prove that I had health care coverage for 2017. This will be a pain in the ass.

And now to go to sleep, so that I can wake up early enough to bring the car into the mechanic and be done early enough to the the Cat Lady for dinner tomorrow evening.


  1. I like your taste in dresses. If I had unlimited closet space I would not mind owning all of them.

    I have used Luposello for years. I was always satisfied with their work, their service, their expertise and their prices. They are good honest auto mechanics. I never felt that they did anything just to charge me more and they have helped me out of many car jams...especially when I had a large stable of cars as the kids were getting into the driving age category.

    1. Pat -

      I have never had a bad word to say about Luposello's.

      Regarding dresses....

      I want to be careful in buying the dress for the wedding, as I won't get to wear it that often. So I want something that will stay in the closet, and still look good on me the next time I take it out for an occasion.