Friday, October 31, 2008

Real Life

There's a storm blowing in. All the leaves are finally off the big green ash tree. Melea has raked and bagged most of them. We worked together on my little third of the property together. She seems to see me as elderly now, and is a bit overly solicitous. And I'm a bit overly motherly. So in the end she does most of the work, and I sit in a chair, smoke and sip my latte, and warn her to be careful. If she stays, the property will be hers. If not, she'll get a goodly chunk of change. As it is, the big house and grounds are her responsibility. If something goes seriously wrong, she tells me, I arrange for someone to fix it, and I pay for it. But the tasks of upkeep and cleaning are hers. And she does a lovely job. We look quite respectable.

But today, with rain coming, I needed to do some final outside chores and she's gone. I now feel sore and tired and plan to soak in the tub before I retire for the evening to watch news non-stop.

I took pictures of the bare limbs of the green ash tree, uploaded them to my files and while trying to post one, deleted all my photos. Yes, that's right. ALL MY PHOTOS! Happy Halloween fuckers. If this is a cosmic trick without a treat, I'm not amused.

I gave my 1986 Jetta to a friend today. When I went to the DMV to get my new old car registered and get plates for it, I discovered that my old bank had a lean on my old old car. I thought I might just drive over there and park it in their lot, take the keys to them and tell them they have just repossessed a filthy 1986 Jetta. Congratulations Big Bank, it's all yours. But it was easy breezy to get them to sign off on the title. No money changed hands. I like that kind of transaction.


DCup said...

Oh no! to your pix. Did you check your computer's recycle bin? They might be hiding there.

Hope you weather the storm okay. A hot soak in the tub sounds really nice.

Utah Savage said...

Recycle? Where would that be? I have far too much computer for my sad skill level. I'm hoping Phillip's services come with the warranty.

linda said...

OMG! dear woman that you are, the gods would not be so evil as to erase your entire photo stash, you think?....look or go and ask somebody who can look...don't even touch is maybe a better idea *grin*

crap...that's not a very nice halloween, have my candy bar, I can't eat it anyway with all my diseases! sigh....will say a prayer all the photos appear in AM.

Utah Savage said...

Yes, and just when I was going to learn to post them nicely.

Liberality said...

I hate when I screw up my computer crap! good luck finding those pictures.

Randal Graves said...

Recycling: click on the little trash bin!

Kulkuri said...

About six years ago I bought a '73 Dodge pickup from my cousin who had bought it new. When I looked at the title, it still had the bank as a lienholder on it. He had paid it off over 25 years before but had never got the bank to sign off on it. He took the title to the bank and got someone to sign it and that was that.

To err is human, to really screw things up you need a computer!!