How many of you wash your cars? Do you go to a car wash? I remember back in the days of hot rods and street racing ..... oh, did I tell you I was a race car driver? .... we spent hours washing, cleaning and waxing our precious dragsters.
It happens I bought a gorgeous blue 1965 Pontiac GTO with the money I made working at the theatre. $25 a week didn't go far, but it paid for three deuces and four on the floor with a Hurst shifter, previously owned by Benny Two Can. Benny didn't race much because after two cans of beer, he was wasted.
This is going to resonate with my high school buddy Lynn because she had a Super Bee (remember those?) that she raced occasionally also!!
Later I drove back and forth to work in Yosemite National Park, a two hour drive. I made it in 90 minutes. There were always races in the park, and if you knew it well enough, you didn't get caught and arrested by the rangers. But I digress .....
Yesterday, after looking at how filthy dirty my truck was, I decided to give her a bath. I've become pretty good at procrastinating about washing vehicles over the years, mostly because of the dreaded motorhome wash. My goodness ... what a difference. It took me about two hours and she was squeaky clean. She looks pretty good for 16 years old!!
Although she does fit in the garage, it's a tight fit, so I set about moving some of my big steel shelving around. That didn't work out so well. There was this huge bag of dandelion explosive kill-it grass fertilizer that fell over before I could grab it.
It looked like an entire box of cornmeal exploded in the garage. No problem, I'll just vacuum it up. That didn't work out so well either. It kept spreading further around the garage the more I vacuumed. Reluctantly I began surgery on the victim. Sure enough, it was completely plugged up. What a fun job THAT was cleaning it out. At long last, the mess was clean and the truck parked in the garage. That's when the phone rang.
So now it's a waiting game as I frantically photograph my desert neighbors coming for a little drink. Rarely do they show up during the day. They are just so darn cute until you get too close and smell them.
Dinner was another fast food delight from Arby's this time. It's not very often I would order a fish sandwich. In fact NEVER, but when they send out a coupon that says 2 for $6, how could you resist. I have to say this was a really good sandwich, quite tasty with a good tartar sauce.
Although I really don't want to take my truck out and get it dirty, I'm determined to get out of the house, even if it's just a trip to the grocery store. Won't THAT be exciting!!