Well, the beginning and end of my day were okay at least.
One Right Made A Wrong
It was such a wonderful breakfast once I circled back and found parking at Homegrown; I was so careful not to scratch the wheels against the curb as I parallel parked. When I left the building and I watched someone potentially damage their car as they mistook a curb for a driveway and drove off the edge. And then I made my idiot move of making a tight right turn onto Memorial Drive and rammed into a curb myself. I knew that I had hit the curb hard and my fear was confirmed when I saw the rim when I returned home. And then I saw the cut in the sidewall of the tire. I had no choice but to risk driving down to the Mazda dealership in Morrow to take care of the problem I had created.
I was at the dealership until after 2:00pm. Holy shit I was there a long time…
I’m Glad That I Bought Tire Insurance
When I bought the M6 in December 2014 I was offered tire insurance. Normally I pass on added costs to purchases such as extended warranties, but in this instance I decided to go for it. It was the tire insurance that got me a free replacement yesterday. Fortunately the rim was not damaged too badly and didn’t need to be replaced. I still managed to dump $430 at the dealership for 30k routine maintenance.
I Made A Good Dinner
While I waited for my car I decided that I was going to make Indian food for dinner. I had purchased a box of microwave Madras Lentils at Costco on Monday, only to find another box of six that I must have purchased the last time I went to Costco. Oops! With that I was going to make a batch of basmati rice. The wild card was that I also was going to make my first batch of naan (bread) using a recipe that I found while sitting at the dealership.
The end result was a surprisingly good dinner, even for this non-Indian. With some things I learned yesterday I dare say that I would not be embarrassed serving my naan to Indian friends.
And for my next bonehead move…
I was listening to podcasts on my iPad Mini 2 which was atop a huge bucket of basmati rice that was on the shelf on which I was making the naan. It was after the second rise and I was flattening out the discs of naan that I would be cooking up in a pan. And then I heard a sound that sent shivers down my spine — CRASH! I looked over me left shoulder to see the iPad Mini 2 on the kitchen floor, face down. My fears were confirmed when I picked up the iPad to see that the front glass was completely shattered.
Fortunately the iPad still works, I have currently ghetto-rigged it by wrapping Saran Wrap around the shattered glass.
Unfortunately I have no insurance for the iPad and given that it is at least three years old I don’t think that it is worth the $199 to get the screen replaced.
A Night Of Paperwork
I decided to stay at home and work my way through the mound of paperwork that has accumulated in the past few months. Today I will be signing up for COBRA, though it it far from inexpensive, because I need to have some form of health insurance.
In addition to this I also signed up for a year’s free identity fraud protection offered by one of the medical professionals who have informed me that their systems have been hacked and my information may have been stolen. Ah the information age…