Monday 25 April 2022

Monday has come around again

Last week at the beginning of the week I got an unexpected message from a friend on mine that I had not seen for about five years or more. To be honest I cannot remember the last time we met in person. We went to high school together, he attended university and got a degree, then moved overseas. He comes to the USA and Canada from time to time. He mentioned he was going to be in Calgary and if we could meet up. I said I would make the trip.

Last Wednesday brakes were done on my vehicle. Drove to the shop during lunch last Friday to get the wheels retorqued. In the parking lot of the shop my vehicle decided to leak power steering fluid all over the pavement. I asked them when they could take a look at it and I was told next Tuesday, they were short staffed currently busy. I left them the key, said I would make do in the meantime, and caught a ride to my workplace.

Later that afternoon close to 4:00pm I got a call. It was fixed. They took a quick look at it and found it was something simple.  Power steering fluid was topped up and I was good to go. I picked it up and off to Calgary after work. Travel time is at least two and a half hours.

I stayed at my sister's place that night, visited my friend the next day. He is doing well. In the interim there was a phone call from mom, I usually visit her on weekends. Drove over three hours from Calgary to visit home and got to her place after seven on Saturday night.

Stayed overnight at mom's. Got the usual mom-related errands completed. Mom is doing fine. Arrived home late afternoon, travel time a little over an hour. Today I am tired. There may not be posts for a few days.


  1. That's a lot of driving and you didn't even leave the province!

  2. I think I would like to invest in that shop that keeps fixing your vehicles. It appears quite profitable.
    Glad you were able to get away from home though.

    1. You are too late. I am rapidly running out of things to fix on it.

  3. Sounds like you're slowly building a new car! Rather good that if the fluid leak had to happen that it was right where it could get repaired.