Today is just a mixture of things, some meaty bits, some veggies, a nice gravy: Friday Ragout!
I’m a country bumpkin. Do you know how I measure my bumpkin-ness? By how I feel when I drive in Edmonton. I hate driving in the city. Edmonton is fairly easy to get around in, at least its laid out on a logical numerical grid so you can always tell where you are by the address. But its busy and there are a lot of big trucks and every one drives fast, never uses their signal lights and tailgates. Plus, it stinks in the city. Kind of offends my perfumista nose. 🙂
I live outside of town. I like it that way. I get to drive on big, wide paved roads with only a modest amount of traffic. I have enough harrassment in my life without adding all the other drivers of the world.
I had to go into Edmonton today because the anesthestist who will drug me on Monday was a bit concerned with the pre-op form that my doctor faxed in. I have asthma and I take thyroid medication. So, he wanted to poke me a stick a few times, listen to my lungs, and assure himself I wasn’t likely to die on Monday. Thoughtful of him. So, I got to drive to town in the middle of the day and cuss out the other drivers. Hey, I don’t mind if you want to drive like a maniac, just use your signals and stay off my ass. That’s not too much to ask is it?
The vehicle I drive ( a Ford Explorer if you want to know) is having a bizarre issue with the heating and cooling system. It will only blow hot air, unless its set to max a/c. Even on regular a/c it blows hot air.
I don’t want to have it on max a/c until next winter so I guess I’ll have to find someone to look at it. Maybe I’ll try my friend Google first. Maybe one of my friends in blogland knows of this problem?
I’m cautiously allowing myself to anticipate the delirious joy of broadband. I may, possibly, if I have enough good karma, be able to get a wireless signal at my house. I have an appointment next Thursday for someone to come and see if the signal from the pole on top of the grain elevator three miles away is going to reach us. Please pray for me. This is big, exciting stuff.