Kineo the Wonder Subaru, Saga of, The.
Monday afternoon, the wrecker (aka “tow truck”) dispatched from Charlie’s Collision Center picked up Kineo and transported him to Augusta. Yesterday morning, Doug called to assure me that the frame was not bent, that the truck, being so much taller than the car actually worked in our favor. Yes, the hood is bent in half, and a new radiator and A/C and headlights, and other this ‘n that’s are needed, but all is eminently fixable. I expect new paint is in Kineo’s future, or possibly the all of the front end panels will be removed and replaced. I don’t know how modular cars are nowadays.
Doug was going to order in various parts yesterday afternoon, and figured to have the repairs done in about two weeks. Am still waiting for the insurance companies to come to some sort of accommodation in re a rental car. If I don’t hear from one or t’other of them this afternoon, I will call first thing tomorrow morning.
So, the Kineo situation seems to be in hand, insofar as it can be in hand.
This morning I got up early and motored on out to Tai Chi, by myself, Steve still laboring under a really unruly cold. Class has grown from four to ten, which is great. Today, we did warm-ups and then learned Cloud Hands. I say “learned”. Let me be clear — I can do the hands part and I can do the feet part. Putting them together — ain’t happening.
Well, that’s why it’s called “practice,” I guess. Will try to work on the problem here at home. At least I didn’t fall on my nose. Not Falling on Nose being my benchmark for most things.
After Tai Chi, I went down the hall and picked up a game of pickleball. It was a great game, despite I’m still learning. At one point, one of the other team kicked the ball ‘waaaaaaaay high into the air — apparently this is her Sekrit Move. And I dropped back and unfolded, as one does, raising the paddle over my head, and knocked it back at her.
“I didn’t think you were that tall!” she said.
Yeah, my partner and I lost, but only by one point! Go, us!
Looking ahead, and assuming that our weather remains sunny and bright, while the mid-coast is being buried by the upcoming snowstorm, I’ll do pickleball Friday and Monday, then Tai Chi on Wednesday, then the volunteer gig starts at the hospital (there will not be any stories about the volunteer gig, because Privacy, but I know y’all were wondering if I was going through with it). I’ll be able to play pickleball on Friday next week (again, weather permitting).
But wait, there’s more!
Since I now am a scheduled volunteer at the hospital, I qualify for “free” membership at the local gym, but! I have to go (to gym) six times a month. So, I’m looking at pickleball: M/F; Tai Chi/volunteer gig: W; gym (mostly using the treadmill, I’m thinking): T/H.
And that? Is a full week.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to stick to this schedule.
And, now, having laid out the pattern of my life for the Next While, it’s time to do the laundry.
Here’s a picture of Belle, on the sofa: