Sometimes it’s the little things that really make you happy. I had to run several errands today. I left the house in a drizzle and got about five blocks before I realized I left the pet gate I wanted to return to PetsMart on the kitchen table! I drove back to the house, taking note of the streaky windshield as I tried to get the drops off the glass. So, as I headed back out of the house, this time with gate in hand, I spied the replacement windshield wipers I’d bought some time ago and grabbed them as I headed back out to the car. I put the gate in the car and changed the wiper blades. Turned out to be a snap — literally. I had the best time driving around to my errands with those wipers really cleaning the glass off! Wish I’d done it a long time ago.
Speaking of repairing things on cars, what is it with small car repairs lately? I had to drive home in the dark last night and was amazed at the number of cars coming at me with one headlight burned out. I like to be able to see where I’m going at night and, the last time I checked, headlights didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Sure, everyone’s a little tight with money these days, but there’s no sense jeopardizing one’s safety by driving around with only one light. I used part of my lottery winnings to get new tires, now I have new wipers. Need to get the oil changed again soon, then I guess I’m ready for the winter weather. Take care of the car maintenance people! The bad weather is coming.