Monday night I was driving home from the Writer's Center where I am enjoying the Veterans Writing Project class on writing memoir and non fiction when - - my radio went silent and unreponsive. OMG!!!
I ride through life listening to SiriusXM Radio Fifities on 5 - sailing on memories of those lovely days when Jim and I were young and in love and starting our life together.
When I am wrapped in that warmth I don't even notice my white hair and Jim is always beside me.
Within twelve hours I was sitting in the Toyota Dealer Service Department waiting room - trying not to think the "awfuls" that it might cost many bucks to replace the radio.
Well it was a good day - they diagnosed that the radio amplifiers were done - and covered under the warranty. As I breathed a deep sigh of relief and remembered the day I bought the extended warranty even though I hated to spend the money - okay I paidfor the amplifier - just not today.
Then the technician added: "it will take 7 to 10 days for the part to come from Toyota."
Yikes! Here was the bad news - for me.
First I thought - rent a car. It won't take that much of a bite out of the gig money - ---
then - - - I figured it out - - -
Last year I added the computer to my Sirius Radio account - - for NOW...
I think this will work out because I have a personal Hot Spot on my phone
Monday I will be happily roaring up the highway toward Hagerstown, Maryland with my computer strapped safely into the seat next to me -
but most important - - the rest of the time - -
Fifties on 5 will be blaring those familiar tunes and keeping me company.
What this is really about -
is learning to take care of yourself and
going on about life
the best way you can!
Its my new normal.