|Fourth of July roses|
Walking home after John dropped me off at the Cornwall Park Rose Garden, I saw some beautiful and rather timely roses. These do look a little like rosy fireworks, don't you think? I'm really glad this holiday is over; I am not a fan of all the noisy fireworks, some of which sounded like they were in my backyard!
I feel so bad for the wild, as well as domestic, animals, which have no idea of what is going on, or why. It reminded me, as I lay in bed trying to ignore the booms and other loud sounds, that it must be terrible to be living in a war zone where this is happening day and night, and that the sounds are being caused not by fireworks, but by missiles.
Last Saturday I was rear-ended in my Honda Civic. I was getting ready to merge with traffic onto a busy street when boom! I am hit from behind. It was hard enough to cause an instantaneous reaction in my bowels, and suddenly I needed to get to Melanie's house, fast! It wasn't far, so instead of stopping, I drove quickly to her house, just a few minutes away. After making quick use of her bathroom, I told her what had happened, and she said to call the police right away, since I left the scene of an accident. Fortunately, the driver had already called to report the incident. He and I have had a few conversations since. All of my tail lights and signals are operative, so on Thursday I am getting it fixed. I'm not sure whether or not the young man has insurance. If he does, he will pay it; otherwise I will. I have a fairly hefty deductible before insurance pays anything, and I think this damage won't fall into that category. What do you think? The only damage is to the bumper.
|You should see his car|
In any event, I am feeling pretty good right now, since I just left my massage practitioner's office and am laid-back and relaxed and enjoying our sunny weather, which has climbed all the way into the low seventies (71°F) by mid-afternoon. I have heard it said before that here in the PNW, summer starts on July 5th. This year, it looks like they might be right!