Today started at a slow place as I headed to the doctors office for a regular check up. All went well, but I did leave a blood sample for them to mull over. On the way to the doctor I detected a foreign noise coming from the right rear of PaT when I applied the brakes. I had already planned to have the brakes and shocks checked at Pep Boys and as I was in the neighborhood I eased on over there and they began the diagnosis. Turned out that the car needed both brakes and shocks, not a real surprise on a seven year old car and what would be considered normal wear and tear and not a warranty item. Bottom line is we now are driving on new shocks and brakes with a renewed sense of confidence and security. When I bought a 7 year old car I anticipated some expense which I'm more than willing to pay to bring the vehicle back to peak condition.
While waiting for the car I got a call from friends Roger and Donna who were sitting in front of Mel wondering where I was. They had come down from Zapata for the day for a visit. By the time I returned home a good part of the day had passed, but we were still able to visit for a couple of hours. My plan for the weekend is to go to Zapata on Saturday for the monthly flea market and that will give us time to visit.
That sums up the activities for today, but we still have IU basketball tonight and that will complete todays enjoyment of the good life.