Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day, daddy.
I am thinking of you this morning & I miss having you around here. (And not just because my roof is leaking!)
Love, Lisa

Monday, June 9, 2008

RIP, Sophie

I lost another pet today.

Sophie, the super kitty, was only 4. She was a sweetheart, loved to snuggle, eat, play outside, and chase Kona. She didn't like rain or Baxter. Now she's up at the Rainbow Bridge, playing with Kona again.

I returned to Oklahoma City to find her on my outdoor patio & in bad shape. I brought her inside, out of the heat & humidity, tried to get her to eat or drink something, anything. No go.

It turned out to be Bobcat Fever, which is incurable.

So, sweet dreams, Sophie.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Yes, Officer....

I wish I could say today's trip to OKC was uneventful, but there was one little incident involving the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol.

No, Dad, I wasn't speeding. In fact, I was going 64 in a 75, trying to save a couple bucks on the diesel bill.

Here's the deal. Months ago, the nifty plastic frame "thingy" that displays the truck license fell off. Since the Ford truck is a farm vehicle, there is only one license plate, which goes on the front of the truck (incidentally, in Oklahoma, they only have to display license plates on the back of the vehicles!). Since I rarely drive the truck anymore, I haven't thought about the missing license plate before now.

Today, however, I put a LOT of thought into it! I was driving the turnpike between Tulsa and Oklahoma City -- I even passed a few people who were going much slower than I was! A trooper passed me, and I didn't think anything of it. Then he slowed down after he got in front of me, put on his lights and motioned me to the side of the turnpike. Hey, at least I knew it wasn't for speeding!

We had a nice little chat, I let him know I was deaf, and handed over my license. After letting me squirm for a good ten minutes, he came back with a warning. Now I have to figure out a way to MacGyver something up to put the stupid thing back ON the front of the truck for the trip home. It would be just my luck to get stopped again on the way back.

So there you go -- the story of my very first written warning.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

On the Road Again

I'm headed to Oklahoma City Monday morning. This one will be a good show for me. Despite the heart attack-inducing prices of diesel, I should make a decent profit if all goes well. I have a few new clients and a lot of returning business.

I found my new (old) car! Hopefully it will still be on the lot when I get back from this latest trip. Although it would have been nice to have it sooner rather than later, I wanted to "sleep on it" and do some research. I can't wait -- with 35mpg, travel is going to feel so cheap. Not to mention the cost of oil changes, tires, insurance and freedom!

See you on the road somewhere.