I turned around and drove back to the little auto repair place in town and got an estimate: $420 and 2-3 hours. Well, I did have my lunch. And a book to read. But still, I didn't want to sit inside for hours and smell rubber and grease, so I imagine I didn't look too excited.
Now here is one of the big perks of a small town. The man at the desk pulled his car keys from his pocket and said, here, drive my car home. I'll call you when yours is done.
So instead of hiking, I worked in the garden, got the snow peas planted and trellised, 8 new asparagus plants in, and a pound of onion sets started.
Today was supposed to be rainy all day with high winds, but I decided to go ahead with my hike anyway. I'm so glad I did because the weather man was completely wrong and we had hazy sunshine almost all day.
I'll have some photos from my hike in a day or two. It was an excellent one, with bluebirds, Eastern phoebes everywhere, soaring vultures and eagles, waterfalls, open water on the Mississippi River, and some interesting history.
But for now I want to wish you a Happy Easter, however you celebrate. I will be watching little boys hunt for Easter eggs, cooking strawberry waffles with my daughters, and feeling really grateful that the winter that brought us the Polar Vortex is past and spring is here at last.
|HAPPY EASTER from the dancing chick and bunny and ME!|