Archive for September, 2019|Monthly archive page

Personal: Slowing Down and Catching Up

It was a long time coming: arthroscopic surgery to my right hand yesterday. My new friend is a left-handed scissors, which I happened upon in a stationery store. Marketed as a child’s scissors for either hand, it was a bargain and small so as not to be cumbersome. I’m left-handed yet my right hand is dominant.

EarthCam® images showed a gorgeous sunset Sunday night, a pretty end to a fun afternoon with mom, my brother and my niece. It was grandparents’ day at the nursing home, where mom is temporarily while I recuperate.

This blog has been inconsistent of late, I admit; changing the bridge’s incorrect signage and construction of the side path, state police barracks and visitors center/maintenance facility continue. Now I’ve time to catch up with writing and look forward to a road trip in the new car come November.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

New Car, New State License Plate and New Fee

Nine years with the same license plate means next year I’ll either get the state’s new design or choose a specialty plate. The new bridge was one of the design choices in last month’s statewide contest and was not chosen; then again, some people would have preferred this:

Still shiny with no peeling paint, my plates were transferred to the 2017 certified preowned car I bought last week. There has never been a time when the Thruway Authority hasn’t changed me, even when my E-ZPass® tag wasn’t mounted on the car’s windshield.

Because I was on a “car diet” for the past few weeks I didn’t drive further than the next dealership to check preowned cars. Running against time as my Honda’s engine was fading, I kept the daily mileage to a limit and drove about five or six models, some a few times, to be sure I liked or disliked them.

“The driver in me honors and respects the driver in you.” Courtesy recycledartco

I enjoyed a comfortable and safe ride with the 1998 Honda Civic LX sedan for 21 years and 162,000 miles. Now to break in the new car with a road trip!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

%d bloggers like this: