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Nick took my car Sunday to visit girlfriend. I got in the Lumina APV he usually drives to get to mass. Brake pedal went all the way to the floor, engine barely stayed running and was out of gas. (I'd also comment on the accumulated debris, but it wouldn't have kept me from mass... if the car ran.) My back up vehicle, a 1988 van, had a flat front tire. My back up, back up vehicle ran great and had plenty of air in the tires. The black Schwinn got me to church on time, and I found a parking spot right next to the door.
Because I wouldn't let him drive a car without brakes to his friend's house, I told Nick I'd pick him up. That's before I learned the bridge was out on Springdale. (I wrote before about getting lost in her subdivision, the largest one in the state.) I used to be comfortable getting to her home, no longer needed a cell phone, map and bag lunch, but only by way of Springdale. The only other way, North Avenue, was tried only once and hopelessly confused me, even with someone on the cell talking me through. This time when I tried it on my own all I kept seeing were detour signs for SR. What the heck is SR? Never heard of that one. So I ended up on Barker, never having seen sign of Springdale Estates. After parking and waiting for Nick at a local gas station, and after calm returned, I figured out what SR stood for: Springdale Road. It was a lot easier after that.
Nick started school this week at North. I'm looking forward to seeing him play varsity football against Brookfield East in his first home game of the season at 7:00 tonight.
Our other son drove to Stevens Point to make sure his girlfriend got settled in her dorm. He was pulled over for a loud muffler. He had cut the original muffler off the truck shortly after he bought it and installed a "Cherry Bomb". It didn't make it a whole lot louder, but he liked it. Only problem is, when you're pulled over for something you did do they also can find something you didn't do. He didn't replace the cracked windshield. Now he had to replace the muffler, and spend much more money replacing the glass.