The cicadas came out in force this year. I made several recordings of them at various locations around town. They weren’t too bad at our house, but there were some neighborhoods where I’d have gone nuts having that racket in the evenings. A second wave came out in the latter part of summer, not as obnoxious but still pretty loud.
Becky’s Saturn died a couple days before our CA trip in August. It was supposedly the Electronic Control Module and the shop wanted $1200 to fix it. When we got back from CA, however, it started right up and seemed fine. Nevertheless, it got traded in for Becky’s new Mazda 6. That was quite a brouhaha that involved me walking out at the closing yelling and waving my arms and making a scene, getting calmed down and then they set me off again and I walked out again. But, the deal finally got done and Becky likes her new car. So do I.
And, suddenly, summer is over and it’s time to start planning for Christmas. Amazing.