My diet has gone to pot. I’ve had some health problems and had to get off the diet. I’ll give an update soon. In the meantime; Happy Thanksgiving!!
This has been a very busy week. Last Thursday was the last day of a very busy month. I will not schedule as much as I did last month. I never thought November would ever get here. If you saw my last blog, you read of my accident with the band trailer. I never heard anything today so I guess everything went alright with the insurance company.
The above picture is of an iron pour. Sparks in the Dark, as they called it. About 100 boy and girl scouts paid $20 for a scratch block so that they could “scratch” in the mold design so that when they poured hot iron into the mold, they would receive their artwork in solid cast iron. This was Saturday night, which was very cold to me.
I lost two pounds this past week. I thought about joining a gym with a personal trainer, one that would tell me what I’m doing wrong and maybe would develop a plan for me to follow. Then I got to thinking, why would I do that. Why would I pay for something that I knew in a few weeks or even a month or so, I would change my mind and not go. I would be just wasting my money. There is a gym, however, that a church sponsors that I have already joined a couple of weeks ago. It’s only $5 a month and there’s no contract. You can go one time a week or five times a week and it’s still the same price. There’s no physical trainer though. They do have some cycles, treadmills, a weight room, and ellipticals.
It’s supposed to be pretty and warm the first part of this week. I think I’ll go to this gym or go to the track and walk. It’s going to start turning colder by the end of the week so if I’m going to enjoy the outdoors I’d better do it now.
It’s going to quite around the house for the next few days because my wife is not speaking to me. She told me not to do something and I did it anyway. I had an accident with the band trailer on my way to a football game tonight. The route we took led us downtown Birmingham where they are currently working on the bridges that go through the center of town. It’s 5 o’clock traffic, it’s bumper to bumper and along some narrow streets. A lady and her brother were sitting at a traffic light in the left turn lane. I’m next to her waiting to go straight. The light changed, I move forward and I hear a long and loud horn blow. The lady pulls up next to me and tells me that I hit her car. Now, not only did not hear the crash, I didn’t see it either. I was not about to stop in the middle of the street and call the police to come and do a police report. But there was nowhere to pull over either. I drove for several blocks trying to find a place and all the while the lady was beside me in the turn lane trying to get me to stop. We finally stopped at a traffic light long enough for me to communicate to her that I was looking for a place to pull over. I finally found a parking lot big enough for me to pull into so we could exchange insurance cards and get a police report. Which we had to wait over forty-five minutes for the cop to show up.
The school has insurance on the trailer so therefore the school’s insurance will take care of the car that I hit. I was told that it would not go on my insurance but my wife does not believe this. And this is where the rub comes in. When I first sat down with these people to volunteer to haul the trailer, I signed a document stating that very same thing. Plus, if anything happens to the trailer or any of the contents I would not be held responsible. My wife did not want me to volunteer for this. In fact, she doesn’t want me to do anything outside the home since I retired. She always has some excuse for why I shouldn’t do it. I get paid $100 each time I haul the trailer no matter how short a run or how far. So far I’ve raised $800 and that’s pretty easy money.
As you can see there wasn’t much damage to the car I hit but still, I hit a car. My wife is worried that regardless of who pays for it, this will make our insurance costs go up. I haven’t had an accident in over thirty years and I really doubt our insurance will go up but I can’t get that in my wife’s head.
Our team is in the playoffs and they won their game tonight. Next week we travel again to another school but this time we don’t have to go through town to get there. Originally, this was supposed to be my final night but because they’re in the playoff’s we have yet another game to go to. This could be over an hour away so I’m not really looking forward to hauling the trailer that far. Is it a bad thing to hope they lose so next week would be their last?