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Happy Easter Day

This is also known as The Car Is Almost Ready, Part III.

The usual fare for Easter is ham. I do not like ham. Fortunately we had ham a couple of weeks ago, and the folks are not wont to serve the same meat twice in as many Sundays. So we had those small round stakes and Zesties (spiced french fries). I took home the usual Easter fare of colored hard-boiled eggs and chocolates.

Yesterday I mowed the lawn for the first time this year. Whether there was that much to mow depended on what side of the yard. The west and north side had thick grass. The side between the house and the court had sparse grass. The east side between the driveway and the shed had almost no grass at all. It looks like I will have to resod the backyard.

The car is still at the shop. I had to pay for another round on the rental car. It looks like the repair shop has found a rebuilt transmission. They will install it early this week. If memory serves me rightly, they did that with the original transmission, which bit the dust shortly after I bought my car. I am not going to speculate on when I will get my car back; but I know that I will ditch it on the first week of May, when my spring vacation happens, and when I trade it in for the Honda Fit I always wanted.

Tomorrow I take my cat over to the animal hospital in Anderson for a follow-up checkup now the medication regiment ended last week. Isis is still a purry kitty even if she is not a well one. But I do want to know if and how we fix her back.

My clothes washer still washed, but would not spin; and it emitted a burning smell to boot. That clinched it. This past Saturday I went to the local applicance dealer and bought a new washing machine. Well, it was a stratch and dent model, meaning that the outer shell is damaged. But the innards work as good as new, and that is all I care about. And to top it off, it was cheaper than a new washer. The store folks delivered and installed the washer, and removed the old one, within an hour of my buying it. After five loads over two days, the new washing is working just fine.


I took the cat to the vet hospital this morning. The vet confirmed that Isis was really achey below her third chest vertebrum, but the X-rays showed no change. I got some liquid prednisone to give her in the evenings, and was told to report her condition at the end of the week.

The Easter just past was the first sunny Easter in a long while. Usually the day would be cloudy or windy or rainy or even snowy, or some combination of the two. But this Easter was nice and sunny.

Posted on the Dysmey Blog on 12 April 2009.