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A Summer Blog, part sixteen

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Yesterday was a bust as far as the deck and blogging went. Sometime in the past week something crawled into the vent system of my car and died. The stench is unbelievable and I took it to the dealer early yesterday morning to avoid using the AC. Turns out Toyota has been using soy-based wiring for the past seven years and rodents are attracted to it. It also turns out that to get to where the dead thing is believed to be will take 10 hours at $125 per hour and involves taking the dash off. Great design for Toyota—lots of repair work guaranteed! This is the second time a rodent has gotten into the vent system. Last time it was the AC fan and it was a Cuisinart moment. GAG. I stuffed the vent system with Fabreze and vanilla scented deodorizers and drove home and I am not sure which was worse—dead thing stench or chemical deodorizer stench. I seriously thought about trading it in, but not sure I would want another Toyota. So the car sits parked until Bob returns from his backpacking trip and decides how to proceed. My thoughts were really disjointed this morning, but when the sun hit my back, I broke into a smile and my muscles relaxed. It is always disconcerting when one of the dogs stands on its rear legs and takes big sniffs of air. It probably is a rabbit, a skunk or chipmunk, but my thoughts always go to bear, big cat or coyote. Toby did that this morning and then softly growled and woofed at the river. Maybe this is the first time he realized the river moved. I read an article this morning in the Washington Post on Peripheral Neuropathy. It would explain a lot of symptoms I’ve been experiencing and while I don’t usually see myself in every disease I read about, I went ahead and made an appointment with my doctor to get a referral to a neurologist. And those are the disjointed thoughts for the day.
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  • SUPERMAW
    Ugh! Not sure you'd ever get the stench out! Hope Bob has a good solution.
    156 days ago
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