Still in Oxford. No news about my apartment and very little word from Ocean Springs. I can’t contact anyone there. The footage on CNN is disturbing. Photos from Oxford and Tupelo:
Hurricane Katrina is not behaving itself. In fact the current forecast has it hitting the Mississippi coast sometime Monday afternoon. We’re going to shut down the islands tomorrow. I bought some canned foods and water. Have to find a place to go tomorrow.
While on US-90 I passed a pickup truck filled with giant pastel-colored mushrooms.
The summer staff is gone. Kids have gone back to school. Except the freaking heat is still here.
Hottest day yet this summer. Kill me now.
The Ubiquitous Red Plymouth is gone after almost eight years. I traded it in today when I bought a 2004 Hyundai Elantra with 10,000 miles. I got a good deal not just on the price and the trade in but on the finance rate from my bank, which was more than a percentage point lower […]
My car of eight years, a.k.a. The Ubiquitous Red Plymouth, had a near death experience today. The mechanic concluded that the engine control computer was the source of its problems, that the used replacement part didn’t work, that a new, more expensive part had to be ordered special from Detroit, and that it would be […]
Surprise, surprise! It was freaking hot today. My car is still in the shop.
Yesterday morning I was driving across the yellow hills of central Arizona in a Lincoln Town Car owned by the Hertz Rental Car Company listening to music on the satellite radio. I thought, “I don’t want to go back.”