April 18th, 2002

Roman

restlessness

I got to sleep fairly easily but have awakened a few times, and this time I keep trying to get comfortable. I have also been thinking of things I don't want to forget for the trip to Desert Hot Springs. Some of which I can do online. So I got up, thought I'd look up a few things, then go back to bed.
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    restless restless
Roman

hmmm

I have printed directions for our trip and tried to do a trip tik online through the auto club, but the program didn't load. No matter. It's a simple enough trip. But I had hoped to get more than just the directions, wanted some things marked on the map. I did get to the attractions page and printed out a few things from there.
Roman

getting going

I am watching Sara cook lots of little vegetables - artichokes, fiddleheads, baby summer squash, carrots, onions....along with polenta. I have to leave these folks in a minute or two. I feel a bit tired from being up in the middle of the night. Getting through the day...thinking of what I have in front of me...
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    tired tired
Roman

stomach

My stomach hurts. I don't like it. I don't know that "nauseated" is exactly the right word but it's close.
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    nauseated nauseated
Roman

aching and tired

I am not at my best. I think taking sleep time out of the middle of the night is worse than going to bed late. It was perhaps my deepest sleep time normally. I want to lie down right now.
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    tired tired
Roman

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This is just getting to be a stream of whines about how I feel. Well, so be it. My stomach still bothers me, but a little less. I am still very tired. I am going to go home and lie down when I leave here. Lucky me, that's 25 minutes from now. I can make it.
Roman

Mary's trip to Mexico

So Mary's car didn't make it to Mexico after all. It started having troubles in Baker. Lost power. Mary and her bf found a mechanic who said they'd need to spend a few days there while they fixed it. They said no way, they had not planned on vacationing in Baker, eating at the Mad Greek every day.

They limped to Barstow, where they found a dealer and a rental car and left the car there while they went to Mexico in the rental. A Mexican policeman stopped them when they were on their way out. He first asked about Mexican insurance, which they did not have. They talked him down to $40 on that one. Then the cop looked at their rental car papers and noticed that Hertz had included a specific provision that they were to tell Hertz if they planned to go to Mexico. The cop pointed this out and said they had violated it or something like that. Edward was ready to believe the guy had found something but Mary knew better. She said it had nothing to do with Mexican laws, it was between them and Hertz. I laughed when Mary told me about this and said they had not broken any Mexican laws. She said yes, they had, they had broken the one that says Americans have to leave all their money in Mexico.

Several hundred dollars poorer for the trip, they arrived back at Baker to reclaim the car. The guy had fixed many things but then said the car was overheating. Again. And when Mary said she had just had a thermostat installed he said there was no thermostat. So apparently the last guy had simply bypassed it. Damn! Mary has had a hellish time with mechanics. I keep telling her at least make sure the mechanics she goes to have the AAA certification. It gives her some kind of protection if they screw her.

She's taking the poor car, which sounds terrible (like a lawn mower, is what she said, something like that), to yet another mechanic. Someone a former customer of hers recommended, said he's honest, he will accept payments. So Mary made an appointment for next Tuesday. Poor Mary! She's had such a terrible time and mostly, it looks, because the first mechanics were duds and they just piled on top of each other. I hope this time she gets someone good. I feel for her. She can't go on any trips without some kind of auto disaster.
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    angry angry
Roman

Oh my aching back

It's not so good. But it was okay through dance class. Only three couples and me tonight. I wonder if that's because it's the tango. This dance has many rhythm variations, complications. I think you need to devote yourself to it to be on top. I would love to do just that, but it is difficult without a partner.

My right leg is bothering me less, anyway.
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