So, this is my second post. It's not like I expected. More of an email kind of thing, apparently.
Anyway, I took my car to have the check engine light fixed [again!], but ended up getting a wheel bearing replaced. Well, the car was noisy going down the road, but all the cars I've ever had were noisy and this one does have just over 100,000 thousand miles. Anyway, it drives better now, so it's OK.
Planning to have tea with Joe tomorrow morning like usual on Fridays. There used to be more of us, but then Ian and Chuck got jobs somewhere else and so it's just Joe and I now. The group did the tea / coffee thing more often when it was four of us, and we alternated buying. That was a pain becuase I'd miss days [and therefore miss getting my "free" tea], but I was still expected to pay for a round on "my" day. I pointed out that I could just not show up on my day, but they seemed to still want me to pay the next time I was there, so I was kind of glad when Ian left. I think that's what solved the problem... we were fewer and so there was less trouble with whose turn it was.