Back almost exactly a month ago on March 10th I had, for the first time in a long time, a visit from some Feathered Friends (a community hosted by @melinda010100 on the Hive Platform), and I headed outside with my camera for a little while. When I went back inside, it occurred to me it was high time I did a post that wasn’t about Tarot cards or the #SteemHostileTakeOVer.
And not just the obvious things that are going on in the world right now. Things like – after months of not having a car, we finally found our new-to-us dream come true (for the amount of money we had) car. Soon after, hubby said we should plan a family road trip to see my mother, who lives in my hometown about 90 minutes and one state away. She hadn’t had a chance to see us in person for way way too long, and we decided to take our dog Sandy (who used to be her dog) with us.
So back on March 8th we headed off, had a wonderful visit, and headed home much later in the evening than we’d planned – especially since hubby was going back to work (for the first time since his shoulder injury in August/surgery in October) the very next day. Yeah, we know how to plan our calendar well, don’t we?
About halfway through our relaxing drive home, listening to an old Beatles mix CD (thanks to seeing Yesterday a few days before, which inspired hubby to pull out an old mix CD he made early in our relationship for our road trip), the car did a weird quick acceleration noise. Before I could ask him what it was, it stopped.
So did the car. While going 70 mph on the interstate, at around 9:30pm on a winter’s night.
Hubby was able to get the car over to the breakdown lane and we were soon pondering how to get 5 adults and one small dog from Point Stranded to Point Home, about 35 miles away. Long story short…
Now, even though it’s been three weeks without our car (the engine needs to be replaced), it doesn’t seem to be quite as anxiety inducing as it had been, given the difference in perspective I’ve gained in recent days. I’m hoping to start paying more attention to what’s outside my window (instead of what’s on my screens) in the coming weeks, and hopefully I’ll have some more friends visiting (maybe even some Turkey Vultures again) in the near future.
Now for my Feathered Friends visit from some Turkey Vultures on March 10th, 2020
Hope you enjoyed my ramblings & shots of some Turkey Vultures, and happy Friday!
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