Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

  • Mood:

calculus and stimulus

To calculate a repair shop bill, take the base services
estimated to accomplish the task, add the options one knows one must agree to in pragmatic good sense (particularly given that one put the spare on backward, after all), add a few hundred to the total, expand the total to the highest conceivable amount it could be without inducing all present at bill presentation to blush, and then add 25 percent. I wish I'd had my flat next door to the backyard mechanic we usually use. Folks helpful, cheerful and courteous, though, and the beluga whales on the TV were worth the waiting.

I got 3 great mail art things in, one from geekturtle (cool coincidence in theme between one I sent her and a recent
exhibition invitation she used), one from Jen of postcardx,
very nicely done, and one from nacowafer that just leaves me
incredibly impressed. I sent out several postcards of my own.

Soon I got to the Last Waltz film with friends who have taken pity on my spouse-away state. Tomorrow will be rest,exercise, and
getting chores done.

What a blessing to retrieve my dogs from the vet's!

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