Tues. September 25, 2018
I am available.
To think I had to work today but Mother Nature had other plans. I woke up at 8am to a text message cancelling our day. It was pouring rain outside.
Back to sleep I went in the comfort of my sheets. Once again awake, this time with much rest. Since I had the day off I took advantage of my new available time. There were a few things I needed to take care of that should have been done sooner.
First order of action was the Department of Motor Vehicles. I needed to get my car rejected, I mean inspected. My check engine light still shines bright because of a camshaft sensor that is faulty. It stopped reading properly a month ago and I never had it replaced. It is going to cost me a good amount of money to be done that I never wanted to spend.
Before actually getting it inspected I tried to shut off the light with a code reader I have. I knew it would not last too long but it was shorter than I had hoped. The moment I got to the gate of the inspection site it turned back on. It does not last more than 5 minutes of being off and is always the same code. I appreciate the consistency but I really needed it to stay off.
I got my rejection papers pretty quick. I find it very helpful that they even print it out for you. Now I have documentation of the code and hopefully do not have to pay someone to reread it. They usually charge a whopping $100+ just to do so, not including the part or labor to fix it.
Finished with that I took a 20 minute drive to a jeweler. It is the same person that I always go to every time I need something fixed. This time not only did I need my necklace repaired but one of the medallions as well. I must have broken them both at least four times each over the past 12 years. Within the next 2 weeks it should look brand new. I cannot wait to have it back around my neck.
From there I decided to see my best friend the Twitch streamer. Luckily, I was going over because he was about to take a long, wet walk to pick up his dog from the groomers. He is used to walking in this weather but today was more of a storm than light rainfall. Instead I picked him up and we went to get her together. On the way to his house we stopped for a snack at Wendy’s to hold us over until dinner.
Back at his place we ate as he showed me a few new games that will be released over the next year or sooner. Very interesting stuff that I might have to make an investment in. He also introduced me to new rap artists. One that we might go see in concert within the next few months.
Work has really taken over my life.
Around 4pm we went up to the kitchen where I watched him cook dinner. It was a great learning experience for me. I now know how to make a thick cheesy white sauce for pasta. Usually I am a red sauce kind of person but what he made was exceptional. It had garlic chicken and diced bacon mixed in that brought the entire dish together. I have to try making it myself.
We all – his parents, brother girlfriend and I – sat around the dining room table and enjoyed the dinner he prepared for us. I have not had that family bonding with them in a very long time. As a child in grammar school and high school I would be over his house almost every day. It was nostalgic to be there once again.
I left soon after dinner. I pulled into my driveway around 8:30pm. The rest of the night went to me posting on my blog and watching “Blacklist.” With a few more episodes to go I will be moving on to a new show. To what I do not know but the possibilities are endless right now. Netflix has released a lot of the season 2’s that I need to catch up on.
Almost forgot. I also bought a new game, Transference. Hopefully it is as good as I think it will be.