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Daily Update: Saga of the Sputtery Truck

Today is a good day. I took Sputtery Truck into the shop. I was prepared for the worst. I informed them about the truck’s history and waited. They called and said it wasn’t the Oil Pump (a costly repair) and that the oil pressure looked good holding steady at 16PSI just like it should. So it’s the Pressure Sensor that’s bad. A $100 repair. I went ahead and had them perform an engine flush just to make sure everything is clean inside before the installed the new pressure sensor. I’ll be on my way to pick up Sputtery Truck soon.

My favorite daughter is back to volleyball today. She’s just getting over a mouth issue (no, not mouthing off to the wife and I). She’s just starting to be able to eat again after having multiple cold sores and canker sores as well as a minor case of gingivitis. The poor thing couldn’t eat much of anything because it hurt so much to chew. We will be doing a lot of working out over the next few weeks up until tryouts. It’s going to be a busy, busy time.

Last night we took a little drive and did some shopping. We’re getting ready for the Millican’s youngest daughter’s quinceanera. We all need spiffy outfits. If you don’t know what a quinceanera is, it’s a party for a girl when she reaches 15. It’s the Mexican equivalent of a sweet 16. It will be held in Tijuana so the Wife and I have our passports all ready to go. That will be a load of fun.

During the trip my eye, which had been bothering me in the light all day, continued to get worse. I had changed my contact lens, but that didn’t help. It felt like someone had stuck their finger in my eye and refused to pull it back out. Needless to say it was distracting at best, and painfully distracting at worse. I took a nap while the Wife, My favorite daughter and her friend all shopped. When I woke up I thought it might be better. Well, I thought wrong.

It was, however, better after shopping was done and we went to BJs for lunch (late lunch early dinner?) I knew they made beer. What I didn’t know was that they made their own Root Beer, Blackberry Soda, Orange Cream Soda, and Cream Soda. Not only do they make their own, they do a fine job of it and after three glasses (free refills don’tchaknow) my eye felt better. So I’m saying here and now that Cream Soda is a miracle cure for a sore eye. Results may vary.

The food was great. The service was excellent. I’d been there a couple of times and I still haven’t tried the beer. If the Cream Soda is any indication of their quality of beverages, I’ll be trying a sampler the next time I walk through their doors. I’m in the mood for some good beer just like I’m in the mood for some good poker.

Speaking of poker, I used to be a little into poker. Ok, a lot into poker. I had stopped writing for a spell (a year?) while I played online poker as much as humanly possible. I made some money, but never anything significant. It was more for entertainment. During that time and leading up to that time was heavily into watching poker as well. I also read books about poker, watched training videos, you name it, I was obsessed with poker. I got to know a lot of the players from watching them on TV so when I see their name in the news I would read about them.

Lately I’ve been reading about the WSOP (World Series of Poker). There are a lot of events and I’ve been trying not to read too much about them. I want to see the hands played out on TV, but it’s so hard to avoid any news. I’ve subscribed to multiple poker news feeds so it’s difficult to avoid reading an article when I see a top player’s name in the news feed. I will try to keep from getting too deeply involved. I’ve already got my DVR set up to record the 2012 WSOP. I can’t wait. 🙂

My eye feels better, Sputtery Truck is going to be in better shape for less than I thought, I won a poker tournament Friday, This is starting out to be a great week. Now I need to go find some more pictures of ducks (I want to have an ample supply before I start) and I need to write up some more writing prompts (I also want to have a good supply before I start). Those will be coming daily. Be on the lookout. I also intend to get some more writing done today. Yesterday wound up being a shopping day. We’ll see how it goes.

Until Tomorrow!