Oh by the way, folks,
Today we celebrate the birthday of Flavius Honorius Augustus, born in 384 AD. He was a tin-pot tyrant (fatuously styled "Emperor") of one of the tattered fragments of what had once been the Roman Empire.
Yesterday Nelson the Nissan got a buncha new parts. While it was getting fixed, I strolled round and about the new car showroom, and got the impression that Nissan no longer makes normal cars for normal folks to drive.
There's this lotsa-cylinder monstrosity that claims over 300 horsepower and holds only 2 people. Then there's another that claims 575 horsepower and although it's got seats for 4 people, it's unclear how the people get in and out of the back seat.
And the only thing they've got that even remotely resembles a pickup truck is a big oversize clumpus-ox called the "Frontier" that's got a 6-person 4-door crew cab but a hopelessly undersized load deck.
Anyhow, I hope to keep Nelson the Nissan running until I croak.
Arriving home, I observed two trucks fulla workmen from the tron undergrounders company but I didn't see what exactly they were doing. They didn't look like the same guys from before. Maybe the company "addressed work crew staffing issues" by firing the old guys and hiring new ones.
And so today it looks like it's gonna rain a whole bunch.
Happy Rain Dancing!
Signs of life