I absent-mindedly let an Anniversary of our (Andrej, Patti and me) website here pass unnoticed. I say absent-mindely because I had fully intended to write this post back on August 16th, 2020 to acknowledge that began nine (9) years ago on August 16, 2011, when my webmaster Andrej and I launched I’d bet a fair amount of money that very few websites make it through a full nine (9) years. Below is a link back to our first post.

As I well know, one day, one some day, I will write a final post with absolutely no idea whatsoever that the post is my last one. As I sign off I won’t be thinking, “Well that-is-that and its been a great run.”

What keeps-me-going here? I like to think that, perhaps in some small way, I am helping someone out.

With this in mind (that maybe I am helping someone out) I will continue.

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Today’s Rhetorical Question : When does it get easy?

See, when perhaps someone reads the below they will think to themselves, “And here I thought I was screwed up. Just look at Cap.”

As Patti will attest, I am, sad-to-say, a mess-maker. Maybe not each and every single day, but quite often I find myself in the midst of a self-created mess. Most often my messes are spilling things like liquids all over the place.

I had a great day planned today. Out and off I went (early for their 9am – 10am for seniors and the elderly) to Costco. First stop. Returns. I received good news. I also received bad news.

The Good News. The Bad News.

I asked them

(1) Does one have to have their recept to make a return? No (good news because I never seem to save any receipts).

(2) Does one have to have the original packaging? No (good news because I had thrown it away).

(3) Thank you. I have three (3) large bottles of Clorox Bleach out in my car that I want to return. No (bad news) Costco is not allowing certain products to be returned because the Covid-19 hoarders who stocked up a few months ago and wildly over-purchased certain items (toilet paper, disinfectants like Clorox, etc) suddenly wanted to return them.

No big deal. It just cost me $4.86 and, trust me, I can-well-afford this. I learned the-hard-way Costco does not always have the lowest price. Their Clorox Bleach costs $5.99 each in a three pack. Walmart Clorox Bleach costs $4.37.

So I shopped and home I came.

Then my mistake. Then today’s-mess.

The cause? Stupid me opened the back door to our Chevrolet Subruban.

And? A jar of my beloved Costco Four Bean Salad..

Fell out of the truck onto the pavement.

A closer look at today’s mess.

Patti will confirm this : I make messes. I clean my messes up.

And? As for the great day I had planned. Yes I did get some things accomplished today but not what I had planned. The above issue threw me off my square to some extent.

So if you are beating-yourself-up over your messes know this : You Are Not  Alone. Cap Is Ahead Of You.

Friends of Bill I put up a Post saying goodbye to Clancy Imislund who recently passed away. Below is a lini\k to that Post.

Still Smiling (Patti too) ..

Post Script : I am proud that we are now beginning our tenth year of I have no intention of abandoning our site.


4 thoughts on “AUG 26 / AUG 27, 2020 .. THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF YOUR CAPTAIN

  1. Robert 94596

    Some time back when I was out for one of my walks, a woman across the street pulled into her slightly-inclined-upward driveway and opened her tailgate lift door remotely from the front seat. All her groceries fell out!

    The perils of modern conveniences. Your double doors of course are manual – but what a waste of a perfectly delicious four-beaner. I sympathize with you.

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Too funny Robert. My sympathies are with that lady. Oh My. Was she a senior citizen? It isn’t getting easier is it? Smiling .. Cap

  2. Gullible

    Well, beans. Small item but I bet you learned a lesson about unsecured items.

    Now, consider my problem. I drive with my expensive camera on the passenger seat. My attached long lens has an L-shaped mounting bracket and I use that to prevent the camera from rolling around from side to side, with the bracket on the side of the seat closest to the door.

    All was well until I parked on an incline and opened the passenger door. Out rolled the expensive camera and expensive lens onto the ground.

    That bent the ring where the lens mounts to the camera. The camera is still in the shop and because of Covid protocols, it’ll be a long time before it’s serviced.

    So, small beans.

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Man O Manischewitz Gullible! YOU ARE CORRECT! What’s a few dollars worth of beans in comparison to your camera and lens! YIKES! DOUBLE YIKES! Why, I am wondering, did the setup roll out when you wrote about the L-shaped mounting bracket that keeps the camera from rolling around from side to side? Obviously it had to have rolled (out the door). So sorry to read about this mishap Gullible. Cap and Patti with me.

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