>Brake shoes

>The brakes hurt. I knew there was something wrong with them. I was a shoe down and a ratchet mechanism being erratic and temperamental. I also got the price roughly right. But it still hurt.

The library was good. Freezing cold and with nothing to make visitors want to stay – I had to go and sit in a cafe if I wanted a hot drink, and if I wanted the toilet I had to go outside and use the public toilets in an adjoining building – but I got an article outlined, a short story edited, further methods of attack (submissions procedure) identified, a bit of diary work done, and I picked up a new book I couldn’t get last time I was there.

I also surreptitiously scoffed a turkey sub while loitering between the book stacks, and secretly munched a caramel doughnut while browsing the notices in the porch/vestibule. (They don’t allow eating or drinking in the library.)

When I got back home I did the electronic edits on the story, typed up the 3rd draft of another article, and prepared this story plus 2 others for submission. And I read for a bit.

Today I’m back in work for a 3 day week, Tue – Thu. This is because I’m out Thursday night at a charity gig and I’d quite like a lie in the next day.

At least the brakes feel safer on the car now, although they have prepared me for a new ratchet mechanism in case that fails again.

8 thoughts on “>Brake shoes

  1. Becky 26 January 2010 / 11:53 am

    >I know how it feels about cars. I always have bangers so they always end up costing a fortune in maintainance and repairs. For the first time I have got a car that is quite new, and it flew through its MOT…not used to that ! LOL at you eating in the libraray..I would too 🙂

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  2. Diane 26 January 2010 / 12:28 pm

    >This was the first one I ever got from brand new, and it saved me so much in maintenance for the first few years. Now it's 7 years old, though, and starting to show signs of wear and tear. If all goes well, I may replace it next year.I felt very naughty in the library …

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  3. carolwarham 26 January 2010 / 12:52 pm

    >Shame about the cost of brakes however sounds like you had a very productive time. One thought….how do you manage to eat a caramel donut and still lose weight? I only have to look at one and the weight jumps on me. Possibly an age thing…again!

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  4. Diane 26 January 2010 / 1:51 pm

    >I think the secret is to weigh yourself *before* the caramel doughnut … I also walk quite a lot and have stopped eating between meals.

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  5. TOM FOOLERY 26 January 2010 / 4:11 pm

    >Eating in a library! Shame on you woman;-) Oh, thought I pop over from Becky's blog and say hello. 🙂

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  6. Diane 26 January 2010 / 4:32 pm

    >Well, hello and welcome – and I think I've seen you on Shirley's blog too. Nice to see you here.And yes, I feel very ashamed and guilty and everything …

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  7. Melissa Marsh 26 January 2010 / 5:59 pm

    >To my utter confusion, our local library has now allowed food and drink inside the library. I have no idea why…

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  8. Diane 26 January 2010 / 7:05 pm

    >Ours always did, and the bigger ones had cafes inside – and toilets. But not any more, it seems.

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