Wednesday, August 12, 2009
One step forward
I went to get my car inspected and guess what?
It needed nothing!
It was fine!
That is a picture up above that I took while I was waiting. That is my car up on the lift! I was at the Goodyear Service Center on Transit Road.
What about A. Conger Goodyear? That is a Buffalo WASP name I have always loved. Here is a painting that is in New York's Museum of Modern Art that is from the A. Conger Goodyear Collection.
What about the Goodyear Mansion on Delaware Avenue? It was built for Charles Waterhouse Goodyear who married Ella Portia Conger, thus explaining that marvelous name A. Conger Goodyear. It is now the Oracle Charter School which is not as exciting as when it was the Goodyear Mansion.
Does anyone out there in Blog-O-Land know if Goodyear Tire and Rubber has anything to do with our Buffalo Goodyear family? It has to.
Yesterday at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. on Transit Road Howard thought I should sit there and wait because a year ago when I got my car inspected I went wandering around getting my hair cut and buying William Kapell records at Goodwill, and I ended up being charged thousands of dollars in repairs which, Howard doubted that they were necessary.
Yesterday, no such difficulties. Perhaps that was because I waited. Here is another picture I took while I was waiting.
Look at all those cones! They will never be through with Transit Road. It is like something out of the Bible.
One thing about the car, it still has its snow tires and I have to get those replaced by normal tires. I have to make an appointment to do that. Knowing me I will put it off long enough so it will be only a week before I have to put the snow tires on the car again.
Howard has been bugging me forever to get the snow tires off the car but when you are writing a book about Leonard Pennario there are just some things you cannot get around to doing, I am sorry. If Pennario were a normal pianist with a normal career I might be able to do that, but the situation being what it is, things like snow tires have to fall by the wayside.
Other things I cannot get around to doing include, but are not limited to: Laundry. Paying my water bill. Cleaning the bathtub. Oh, and paying my Verizon bill. Every day the Verizon robot calls me at 8 a.m. to nag me and still I cannot get to that.
I have, praise God, gotten around to: That dental surgery, now behind me! Chiro adjustment. I did that the other day. And the bottle-for-a-buck sale at Premier. As long as you can make that bottle-for-a-buck sale your life is not hopeless, is what I always say.
Because on the one hand your life is a mess but on the other you have enough wine in your house to sink a battleship.
How bad can things be?