I very recently got older. Actually everyday you get older. I got officially older by another year a few days ago when I hit the double nickel. Or you could say I am now fifty-five. I swear I do no look a day over fifty-four.
I celebrate this birthday like I like to celebrate all my birthdays, spending it by myself. I am not anti-social or unsocial, I just like to spend the day doing something I want to do.
I took a road trip to very rural Saskatchewan doing the usual things that provide material for this blog. Like most things in 2020 there were issues. The day before leaving I got an oil change on my truck by an oil change place on my way to work. I discovered a puddle of oil under the truck in the parking lot at my office a few hours later. A local shop that I deal with fixed their stupidity and topped up the oil. I should have gone to them in the first place but I thought they were not open because the the owner/operator had recently got out of the hospital.
The first day on my trip went well. Beautiful weather and I crossed a few places off my list. The next day it rained. Multiple times during the day it rained. I had checked the forecast several times before I took this trip, it was supposed to be warm and sunny. I got fed up and cut my trip short and drove home.
The highlight of the trip was meeting up with a friend of mine for dinner. Enough things worked out to make it worthwhile.