(This is my fifth start on this entry. Ho Hum. Been booted four times, and failed to connect on some retries. Had it all done once, lacking only the SAVE .. and blooey. Don't know if it my computer, or aol. Are you having more than usual amount of trouble logging on, staying on, and accessing your blog?)
I took my scooter out day before yesterday in hopes of getting some pictures of the blooming almond trees. I drove my scooter with one hand and held the camera with the other, and was not paying enough attenttion to my driving, and I tipped the blooming thing over. I went sprawling on the black top and the camera flew too.
Scooters are squat and heavy, and I didn't even know you COULD tip one over.
Did this eighty one year old man jump up and remount his steed, as legend says one should? Not exactly. Two passers by came to my rescue. One set the scooter up and tried to get me up, but it took two of them... they literally lifted me to my feet. There were no broken hips, so I mounted the scooter and went in search of first-aid for my scraped elbow.
Today, with band-aid still on my elbow, I ventured to the nearby mall. I scootered very cautiously, and I was pretty jittery. You can be sure I kept both hands on the tiller.
We had a nice party today. My tablemate Jim is 87 years old today, and he decided to treat everybody, residents and staff, to store bought pizza, ice cream cake, and Pepsi Cola. There were balloons and candles and we sang happy birthday. I would like to give a party like that when my birthday comes.
With any luck, I will get this posted before I get booted again. I didn't, and I have no confidence in this attempt...the next morning.