It is Friday morning. The car registration expires on Sunday. This is the last day I can get through vehicle inspection without it costing extra.

The inspection station people are nice and polite. It is a training holiday and I am off. Naturally I am sitting in line at 0730 in the morning. But it does not matter, I don’t have all the paperwork so they can’t inspect the car. It is the 31st, right? Turns out the registration office is closed the last day of the month. Every month. And without a nifty red stamp verifying that the car is in fact owned and operated by someone entitled to the services of the Inspection Station, I am out of luck.

It is Potluck evening, but there is hardly a person at services. Which is ok, I am tired and would like to head home.



Scene seen in the Summer Palace.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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