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Abandoned(?) Auto

When I stand outside after school waiting for parents to pick up kids, my eyes often fall on a car that’s parked across the street. It’s been there for a long time. I often wonder if there is a limit to how long a car can just sit on the side of the road with flat tires.

2 responses to “Abandoned(?) Auto”

  1. Lauren says:

    Huh. Maybe someone is living in it. If so, now it has a solid foundation.

  2. Carol says:

    Curious about this myself, I started digging. One site would say 24 hours before towing…another, up to 72…regardless, I found this website with seemingly-relevant info for you:

    …from which I cut-and paste here: “It is a crime to dump a vehicle along the road, in a field or anywhere. The owner will be fined and will be required to pay all charges for removing and disposing of the vehicle. It is not free to abandon a vehicle.”

    So unless you wanted to make a giant planter or something out of that car, it would seem it could be easily removed at no cost to you…? Let us know how that goes.

    BTW, this is in contrast to Baltimore County where, at least when we owned our shop in the 1990’s, you could call any time about someone parking without authorization on your privately-owned lot and watch as the people with any authority totally ignored the situation for months.

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Milk Made

These words on the package of cheese in my refrigerator made me laugh:

Haha! Isn’t that like calling strawberries “gluten free”, or saying water is made with “non GMO ingredients”?

I mean, I suppose you can make “cheese” without milk. That’s the kind of cheese sauce I like. But usually that’s called “cheese flavored sauce”, so there’s no pretending.

Can cheese be made without milk and still be called cheese? Even the Velveeta I just bought has milk as its first ingredient.

A Little Different

My wallet was disintegrating, so I went looking for a new one. I have used the same style of wallet for many years. It’s tiny, and has clear plastic on both sides, letting me see inside.

While I was browsing Amazon, I saw an alternative. It was made of thicker leather, so maybe it would last longer. Plus, it came in green!

It was bigger than I expected. At first I balked and left it in the box. Then I decided to try it. So far so good…

Bye Bye Banner

Lloyd helped me fix my website display problems! Yay! Thank you, Lloyd!

It meant changing to a new theme – that is, a new style of display for everything. I started using this last theme back in 2013. I couldn’t make my old banner work for the new theme, but that was okay. It was probably time to change it. I looked for something abstract, but decided to go with a picture. I like it, because it’s trees and I like gardening, so it works.

Goodbye, old banner. You served well.

The Switcher to Witcher

My TV is kind of old, so it only has two HDMI outlets. For a long time, it was just my cable box and my Xbox, but then I got a Roku. I didn’t want to always be fumbling around the back of the TV when I wanted to switch from cable to Xbox, so I got an HDMI splitter. It was super easy to put in, and it will be very easy to switch between sources. There’s even a light to show you which line is active!

I used the opportunity to switch to my Xbox and start a new game. I’m going to try playing The Witcher. It’s an old game now, but it’s just the kind of game I like – open world, main quest with side quests, swords and magic. Perfect! I only played for a little while last night. The tutorials took a lot of concentration.

Sorry the pictures are still weird and the comments are still unreadable. I’ll get it figured out. In the meantime, I can see the comments by signing in and going to the Bradaptation website control center.

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