Sometimes you get (literally) one shot at a photo. As a result, those of us who take a considerable number (many thousands) of photographs tend to jump-at-the-opportunity when a photo presents itself. Driving is one of the greatest challenges. You see ‘The Photo’ and continue to drive thinking it will remain and even get better. Seldom (IF ever) does this happen. The sun may change. The clouds may change (etc you all get it).

A week or so ago, as I was turning into our condominium’s parking lot, I saw the below photo opportunity. And? I stopped and shot it. Then? After an hour of so, I decided to go back and take a distant photo showing the car in the parking lot in order to put the below closeup photo into context. When I went back, the car was gone and I’ve not seen it again. It obviously belonged to a visitor.

So Cat Lovers everywhere. What do you think? I think it is WONDERFUL !

Smiling Cap and My Cat Loving Patti

JUL 26, 20 .. THE CLUB

TODAY’S RHETORICAL QUESTION : “Are you losing it Captain?”

Just in case some of you (who may be living under a rock) don’t know what THE CLUB is, below are some photos of OUR CLUB.

The purpose of the steering wheel mounted CLUB is to discourage car thieves from stealing one’s vehicle.

Our truck was stolen (and soon recovered by the Anchorage Police) last year. When Patti asked our mechanic where to purchase a ‘car alarm’, he told Patti that THE CLUB was the best thing to use rather than an expensive car alarm system. So Patti purchased a very handsome STEERING WHEEL CLUB for our truck.

THE CLUB is a deterrent to car thieves because they prefer to be able to operate quickly. Our mechanic told Patti that a vehicle with its steering wheel (more or less) disabled by THE CLUB hopefully will make them find another vehicle easier to steal.

So out and off I went yesterday afternoon on a non-emergency errand. I was NOT rushing. I was NOT in a hurry. Was I awake? I thought I was.

The Rest Of The Story.

With OUR CLUB firmly installed in place on the steering wheel, I proceeded to back straight out of our parking space..

And Captain?

When I then began to turn the steering wheel, OUR CLUB went instantly into action and deterred me from fully turning the steering wheel. I smiled to myself and unlocked him and proceeded on my way.

TODAY’S RHETORICAL QUESTION : “Are you losing it Captain?”

Still Smiling at myself .. Cap

Why would I admit-to-the-world this idiotic event? Because other Senior Citizens who are also dealing with the process of (call it) aging will read this and think : “Well I’m not alone after all.” Further, IF you can’t laugh-at-yourself, I think that you’re in real trouble.