Our little home town (pop. 3200 plus pets and transients) is a peaceful and civilized place. It is filled with hospitable and generous people, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful country in North America.
It is also a hole in the wall when it comes to purchasing anything. After a week and a half, we have finally finished replacing the entire right front brake, wheel assembly, and steering rod on our car. The left front wheel assembly has been ordered from Virginia and should be here tomorrow, barring fire, flood, Teamster strike, minor earthquake, tornado, or any of the other piddling things that happen around here on a routine basis.
But at least I was able to get some writing done.