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Marilee J. Layman

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02:00 pm: Priorities
The oil pressure gauge on the van is below zero, but it's not making noise or smells so it's probably the gauge -- the van is 20 years old. I'm taking it up to the shop tomorrow.

I had massive cramps in my legs and feet last night from all the sitting and driving and had to take more flexeril which meant I slept through the cleaning lady working in the bedroom and bathrooms. When she started vacuuming out here, I woke up. I told the cats on top of the duvet over me that we were getting up and Giorgio got right up and off. Spirit just gave me that content blink. I said "Spirit, don't look at me like that, we're getting up!" and she got an alarmed look and when I started to sit the recliner up, went dashing off.

The WashPost has Appreciations for famous people who die and sometimes, like yesterday, they have two and stack them. I do wonder that Barbaro was at the top with a picture, and priest and former Congressman Robert Drinan without picture was at the bottom.

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From:filkerdave
Date:January 31st, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
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If it's NOT the guage, your van is doing something miraculous!
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 31st, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
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And the really strange thing is that after the cleaning lady left, I went to run some errands and the gauge was fine! I checked up at the shop and they agreed not to come in and just to watch it. I did have that long drive yesterday, and at one point I was 80mph (on I-95, I would have been rear-ended if I hadn't) but I don't know why that would affect the oil gauge.
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From:the_changeling
Date:January 31st, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
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On the way back yesterday evening, I finally checked the tyre pressure on the front wheels. The front driver tyre was 16 as opposed to 33. ooops. Thought it had looked a bit soft....
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