All my grand plans for this Day Off came to a screeching halt when Little Truck's brake pedal lost hydraulic pressure yesterday- To the floor! What a way to end the month... But I made it home alive n with no problems, thanks to neutral gear, the emegency brake, n the complete lack of traffic or red lights in the dead of night- whew!.
No errands to run, just pouring rains all day n no ambition to walk to stores in the gushing deep puddles. (Otherwise known as "Swimmin'")
I called a guy about the cost of a tow for two miles down the road, n the price has gone way- up! They wanted $90 bux cash, n all I have is plastic. I wasted all kinds of time going thru the accumulated junk-mail pile, looking for an old Triple-A auto club ad that apparently is no longer sent out by snail mail. I wanted an idea of the price, n a number, or website url.
There were tons of AARP paper ads tho... (The Old Folks Club) Another one I should sign up for one day soon. So the Google search got me to a sign-up page, n I still hadn't seen a price quote. It's been years since I was a member- Then they wouldn't let me sign-up online, cause I was "a duplicate account" in the records, n had to call on the phone. More wasted time... Have I mentioned I detest wasting my time?
Well yay, finally signed up over the phone via plastic card, n for only $52, but I have to wait a day for a tow, or there's a same-day fee of $35, n then I'm a mere $3 shy of that original $90 it would cost to get to the service station the easy way.
Maybe August won't begin by raining on me...?
Today's post pics are swim area Buoys-on-a-string by the bathhouse, my toes in the M-cove water, traps (lobster anyone?) near a neighbor's beach steps, n a pretty M-cove from the bridge on Weds evening (a day before my long drive north).
I feel pretty safe in our sheltered bay waters here, but any large fish would be easily seen, reported, n followed in a boat by the harbor master, as has been the case with a 6-foot Sturgeon in this cove, n a Dolpin in the past. Further down Cape out near the seals in Truro, a swimmer was finally victimized by a White shark on the last day of July. TG he's expected to live.
The last line of this online news report states "Scientists confirmed it was a great white shark, the first in the area since 1936."
For details about what is meant by that quoted year in the article, read my old ESR post "Shark Tail Soup"
which has had tons of hits this year since the recent shark sightings here, btw-
Normally I like to swim like a seal over my head in the deeper water, but this year I'm not pushing my luck...