2024 Life Logs, Day 183: July Started with a Bang
Date: Monday, July 1, 2024
Weather: Mostly Sunny, Windy: High Temp 74, Low 61 degrees F
Location: At Home on Lakeview Avenue, Falmouth, MA

July has started with a bang, and not in a fun and good way. The decision by the Supreme Court today to basically give any US President totally immunity was just shocking. The idea that there is no one above the law just got shot out the window. Bang. And for a second day in the last four days, I am just speechless.

I had an Encore meeting all morning, checked in with Ollie and Jonah, and then accepted an invite from Jane and Bruce to come to the Senior Center to have today’s lunch special, a lobster roll. It was great to catch up with Bruce and Jane and the lobster roll was really good and affordable. As I was getting ready to leave, Olga walked up to the table where I was sitting. I have only seen her once since my knee surgery, so it was a special bonus to see her today. While I had lunch, Jed and Ollie biked to Woods Hole and Jonah watched a soccer game. When lunch was over, Jed and Ollie were still in Woods Hole, so I had time to go home and play with Shadow. Then Jonah called and needed a ride to East Falmouth to a friend’s house in East Falmouth where they would do some trail bike riding. I had Jed and Jonah put my bike rack on the back of my car earlier in the morning, and I was glad I did.

While I was in East Falmouth, I stopped at Mahoney’s and bought a few more veggie plants. Then I stopped at Curtis Automotive to see if they might be able to help me with my car ignition issue. Peter Baranowski told me he thought they might be able to help, and they were. At first, the person I talked to thought Hyannis Honda was trying to rip me off with their $1600 estimate for the repair. But when he searched online, he found that he could not get the ignition cylinder for less than $800. Honda’s price was $1,000, so not far off. The guy was absolutely shocked that such a small piece was so expensive for a Honda. He said usually that piece can be found for under $200. Just not for a Honda. He then started searching for a used part with no luck, but he found a complete wheel column for less than $500 and decided that might be the quickest and cheapest fix. Just replace the entire thing. He is going to keep checking to see if he can find one even cheaper and will give me a call. His estimate for the fix with a used wheel column is less than half of what Hyannis Honda was going to charge to replace the ignition cylinder. If he can find the part, I think I’ll go with it. Peter, thanks for the referral!

I then headed home and did a little gardening before Jonah texted needing a ride home. When I got home from picking him up, I ended the day by getting my garden irrigation system up and running. Other than the Supreme Court decision, it was a good and productive first day of July.