Yours Truly

Yours Truly
Janet Fauble at home

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Today is November 25, 2017

On Saturday, November 25, I woke up at 6:00 to stay in bed until 7:00 for an appointment at Chapman Camelback to get a repair to my car.  The engine light had come on which is a warning to have the engine checked.  I did take out my owner's manual to check on the light and its meaning but I called both Chapman dealers service department and luckily was able to contact the Camelback store to get an appointment for my car to be repaired.

I have only 16,000 miles on my car since I bought it four years ago last August.  I had bought it because of the warranty, and believe it or not, time went so fast that it is now 2017 and my four years is past.  I thought I had probably better sell my car to Chapman if I can get a value on how much they would give me for it. I had talked to salesmen before about this and as time passes, so do the evaluations.  Craig is supposed to call me about it.  After the repair was made with an extended warranty for the thermometer it was done free of charge which I truly appreciated and needed.

I said I might keep it for another year.  Whether that is true or not, I will see, but I do not really want to part with it, but I also do not want to have repairs to impair my checking  account.  I was lucky today, but I was rather aggressive about it, but honest and truthful. I had honestly gone into the shop thinking I would sell it next week.

I did learn a lot from it. I found that if I trade it in, that the difference between the trade in value and the price of the new car is all that will be taxed.  That did help me to understand why it is that one should not sell it to one company and then buy from another company.  I guess they know what I had in mind.

My problem is that I have a lot of fears about driving anywhere alone now.  I am much more vulnerable today at my age than when I was young.  It truly amazes me at how one changes as one ages.  I had no idea that my body would rebel on me as it is now doing.  I might want to do something, but my flesh will not let me do it. I literally get panic attacks on the freeway and in mountain driving.  I cannot stand the way I feel when an attack hits me. It is dreadful, for the legs and hands turn to jelly, tremble, and it is all I can do to keep control of my limbs.  Thus, I have learned not to push this. It is too rehabilitating to even try to overcome it now.  I know it is age.  But I have decided that survival is far more important than trying to conquer some fear.

Well, no doubt I bored Craig to death with my sad tale, but it is why I have so few miles on it.  I just don't need to make myself sick.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Computer Check

I had to go to Apple yesterday to get my computer free of bad stuff that was popping up on it. I was getting popups all the time telling me that I needed to rid myself of viruses and other bad stuff.  Michael from Arkansas was my Apple team member who helped me to clean the computer. I did forget to tell him about one thing which means I may have to make another trip to the Apple store soon enough.

Michael was nice, reassured me that I do not need a new computer, and that my computer is now clean and working fine.  Except for that one thing I forgot to ask him about...I will have to see if that problem does show up again on here. It has to do with videos.

So that means I can get back to writing and rewriting my book on Alexander. I have to finish reading it since I started it awhile back.  I need to rebuild my enthusiasm for the project.  But with the computer now back to normal I am going to get to work on it.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Post Election

The election was on November 8, and it is now November 20, 12 days later.  Sadly, the Democratic party had some organization to begin protests that have lasted longer than  necessary, and have proved to be very annoying and irritating to the electoral process.  An ad promising to cause trouble at the January 20 inauguration was viewed last night. I should check to see if it is on youtube and put it on here. I may  do that.

At any rate, the transition is taking place with Donald Trump int3erviewing and selecting cabinet members.  So far, he has announced his security team.  The weekend talk shows have talked it to death.

Barack Obama is in Peru where a group of world leaders are meeting.  He and Putin had a frosty handshake  it is said.  Putin is friendly towards Trump and apparently, Obama is not happy about that.

I am not quite as interested in the ongoing process as some are. It makes me no difference who The Donald appoints for his cabinet.  It is his term of office, and he will succeed as long as he is comfortable with the men and women he chooses, no matter who they may be.  He is who has to deal with them everyday.

I still continue to tweet comments to him. I did today recommend Laura Ingraham for Press Secretary.  She is also high energy and enthusiasm besides being a really tough cookie.  So she might be easy on the eyes for the men to hear out, and that would be quite a change to say the least.

I am curious about who will be Secretary of State.  That is the job that Hillary Clinton used as her path to the White House.  I just will not discuss Mrs. Clinton right now.  It is too early for me to comment without some salty flavor.

I am not sure what kind of President Donald Trump will become. He is still using Twitter to complain about SNL skits on Saturday Night, and was put off by the cast member of Hamilton who called out to Mike Pence.  SNL insulted Donald big time, but it was so opposite of the truth that it could not be taken as anything but a total lie.  So he should have shrugged it off, and simply said, if that is all the better that you can do, that is your problem, not mine.

It is silly to worry about social satire except that it does sometimes prove who is friend or foe if you want to test that out.

Some truths may have come out in some ways.  The programming of CNN was parodied in a way that showed that it is all a scripted programming when their groups get together to discuss the election or now the aftermath of the election.