I totally brainfarted yesterday. As in, I can't believe I missed Thursday and now it's Friday. :shrug:
Hubs was doing this thing where he'd compare old pictures of various coastal places today versus way back when. Take the Statue of Liberty, for instance. Now... Then... count the bricks on the seawall from water level to the top. Same same. I did the beaches at Normandy. Same same. He found a site that was saying that this was no way to dispute the rising-sea-level' claim because the two pictures probably weren't taken at the same tidal point or some such crap. My point was and is that we have documented 'experts' saying in the 1970s that certain places would be underwater by now and there is no tangible, objective, visual evidence of the water level even being higher. Don't believe me, go look for pics yourself.
Who ya gonna believe? An expert or your own eyes? ;o)
You may remember I got my brakes done a while back. Well, something was hinky with the back set of new brakes. It started out with a little thump and I took the car back over there and the dude told me it would stop after a while. Well, it didn't. It got worse. I told Hubs, but apparently I didn't tell him hard enough. Fast forward to Tuesday and Hubs hopped into the passenger seat while I drove us to go vote. And he was all like WHOA, that's sounds bad. Umm... yah. We got home from voting and I went to work. While I was at work, he called the mechanic and worked it out to bring my car in the next day. He dropped me off at work and picked me up afterwards. The damn brakes weren't set right. The head mechanic apologized profusely. Now it's fixed and my car doesn't make any untoward noises any longer. Yay. And the 6-7 weeks of noise didn't damage my new brakes. Also yay.
Gas is down to $3.75/gal here. I saw something on FB saying anyone who was grateful for a slight reduction in gas prices was an idiot because they went up so much that this little drop was nothing. I beg to differ. It's like when someone holds your head underwater for a length of time. When they finally let you take a breath, you're grateful, even though you know they're going to shove your face back in the water again shortly. And they know it.
I took a trip down my last Walmart receipt. It was not a pleasant trip. The prices are totally jacked. Take, for instance, vitamins. Used to pay like $3-something for a small bottle of off-brand mens 50+ multi. They didn't have any small bottles, so I got the larger one. $12 and half or so. And this was NOT four time more pills. It was two times, so what, the small bottle is like $6-7 now? Blerg.
I can't think of one thing that's better under this administration. Seriously. If you voted for this, slap yourself for me, will ya?
And on that note, that's probably enough out of me. It's not time to get ready for work yet, but I've flapped my proverbial gums enough this morning. What's on your this n that radar? How's life in general? I feel like we don't get to chat much anymore, so have at it.