After a busy weekend I decided to take yesterday off, and just do desk work from home. Haven's gone anywhere in two days.
Michael needs a car to drive so we spent a lot of time looking for used cars online. There are a lot of cars in our price range, but most of them look hinky.
I have come to the conclusion that there are a lot of unscrupulous dealers out there. On Craigslist you are supposed to be able to search cars only placed for sale by individuals. Well, most of the cars in that category were placed there by dealers -- small dealers, like you see have set up shop in old filling stations, vacant lots, etc.
I have now learned how to spot those cars. I kinda long for the days when my dad would handle this sort of thing with a phonecall to the guy in the bank in charge of the repo lot...
Next week I am starting a new legal job, although not a permanent one. I will be filling in for someone who is going out on maternity leave until January. So this week I am trying to get a lot of things done that I can't do on my lunch hour next week, like take Lola to the vet for her checkup.
Let's see, what else is going on??
I am reading a book called The Cuckoo's Calling.The author is JK Rowling, of Harry Potter fame. She is a great storyteller and I am glad she is writing books for grownups. This one is a mystery, which I don't normally read, but her characters are so well-drawn and the book is so entertaining I am really enjoying it. My only quarrel is that sometimes her chapters drag on a bit. I thoroughly recommend the book, however.
I made a HUGE bowl of Elva's Fruit Salad for the family luncheon on Sunday and very little of it was eaten. I seriously considered giving some to neighbors. However, Michael is eating it up. He loves that salad. I shouldn't have worried...
Below, Mike playing with Lola's fat paws while watching a movie last night. Her paws smell like Fritos.