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Elvira’s last stand

Have I mentioned that today is the Rock’n’Roll Nashville half marathon?? I’m sure I’ve mentioned it somewhere…. Anyway, I’m still in Tuscaloosa. Not Nashville.

I was packed and ready and on the way yesterday. I was on 65 north to Nashville. A truck pulling a trailer with construction material swerved over in front of me. A big piece of concrete board (not drywall….concrete) flew off like a Frisbee and nailed my front end. Looking at the picture, a few inches higher and I might not be here to tell this story.

I had to return home and get my Subaru to the body shop in Nashville and Stephen had to stop construction to deal with insurance. This is a 2017. Brand new. Tons of electrical sensors and gadgets bells and whistles. We had to twist some arms with insurance to get them to approve a tow back to Birmingham and have Subaru fix this.

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That was yesterday and today, I am acting like a spoiled toddler. I trained for this race and I LOVE racing in Nashville. It’s one of my favorite places to run.

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As usual, Frankie the emo-cat, could tell I was upset and he spent his day glued to my side or over my head. I’m convinced this cat has human powers. The stories of Frankie would boggle the mind.

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Someone else felt really bad for me and grateful that I’m still walking around unharmed and in one piece. He cranked up the grill and made steaks for us. I could live in the RV forever (not really but whatever) as long as I had a grill handy.

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House update! The loft floor is finished. I think we are going to put the HVAC unit on one side, run the duct work around the edge of this space, build a bench box at the opening straight ahead, and install drywall beginning about 4 feet high from the sides. That would make a gigantic space for something. Heavy bag with Rocky posters would be AWESOME! Christmas tree storage (still intact just zipped in a bag) would be great, too.

I’m bummed but I can’t mope too long. We have to get a rental lined up for work next week. Fun times.

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