Peaches and Spot

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Yesterday was a thing.

About 3 pm I started feeling the start of a sick creeping up on me, which was about the same time I got the most amazing, tomato-based crab bisque for lunch.

On the way home from work, I’m driving but can feel my brakes pulling at my car. That’s not right, I think to myself. And when I stop to wait for traffic, there’s smoke. Especially not right. But there’s no good place to pull off, so I drove a little farther, trying to decide if the feeling has gone away or lessened somehow.

Yeah, no. It hadn’t. So I called the shop that just replaced the brakes and they were like, yeah, not right. And I called AAA to come pick Spot and I upĀ because the amount of smoke from the brakes really was quite alarming. And I made another call to arrange a car for today until the shop is done with mine.

I got home two hours late. I didn’t push through the sick, just sort of languished in it, watched a little Minecraft, and went to bed early. I gotĀ 347 total words and nothing moved closer to publication unless you want to count the time I spent looking for (and finding) interesting stock images. In fact, I do want to count that.

At any rate, I’m here. Peaches is here (the car I borrowed). And I’m naming all cars after cats. And I’ve had a lot of cats, so I have lots of names to use.