Tis the season to be sneezing.  The Bradford Ornamental Pear trees (Pyrus calleryana) are blooming all over town and my sinuses are in a howling uproar.  Of course, if you followed the link and read the article, you’ll know I’ll have my revenge on the owners of the dang things sooner or later. . . .

And not to put too fine a point on my day, . . . .Coming out of the parking lot at the doctor’s office this morning, a pickup (what else?) backed into me.  His bumper got all four side panels a good lick and did a number on my front passenger door handle.  It’s the pickup’s fault; I’ve got his info, but it’s all a big hassle I’ve got to deal with.   They’ll probably have to replace both the front and rear fender panels and both door panels and the door handle.   His insurance is supposed to furnish me a loaner while they’re fixing it, but that’s a hassle, and taking it in and however long it’s going to take to fix it is a hassle.  I’ve got too many things going on in my life right now and the last thing I need is one more hassle to have to deal with. AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!

And not to put too fine a point on this absolute bummer of a Pi Day, Stephen Hawking passed away.  On Albert Einstein’s birthday.

Author: WOL

My burrow, "La Maison du Hibou Sous Terre" is located on the flatlands of West Texas where I live with my computer, my books, and a lot of yarn waiting to become something.


  1. Oh, good grief. I lost one of my Toyotas to a pickup — completely. Totaled. The weirdest thing was that he got it at 2 a.m., while I was snug in bed and the car was parked. He was drunk, and he jumped a curb into the parking lot and t-boned it. No repairs for that one.
    I think they are faster at repairs/body work now than they used to be. At least, the couple of repairs I’ve had done were fast. I didn’t have this kind of extensive damage, though. Mine was mostly cosmetic.

    Gosh, I hate this for you. At least you got his info. It sounds like he couldn’t go anywhere, actually, since you were blocking his way. I was driving out of my parking lot one day when a guy backed out of his parking space and got me. Ten seconds sooner or later and it wouldn’t have happened. Isn’t that just the way of life?

    I certainly hope those hives are gone. Hives and a mooshed car would not be a good combination. On the other hand, a mooshed car could give a person hives. Deep breathing, all around.


  2. Oh dear. I sympathise and expect my hayfever to start too, soon. Though we don’t have those particular trees here I’m mostly allergic to tree pollen. Could you get some desensitization shots later in the year, so that you won’t suffer from it next spring? I had them many,many years ago and was okay for a couple of decades. Can’t be bothered now.

    Sorry about your car (and such a shame about Stephen Hawking.)


  3. Your post reminds me why I am continually glad that I no longer run a car. Whatever benefits we imagine they provide, they also frquently give us headaches. You emerged from this incident with two blessings: 1. you were not iinjured in the collision and 2. the other party apparently admits liability, saving you a huge amount of hassle and expense.

    The trees are arguably a bigger problem as there’s is no solution but to wait for nature to bring the episode to an end.


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