“What is the plural of Lewis?”

Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 03:57 PM.

A big tarp works wonders when I remember to put it on and I’m in the driveway. Unfortunately, I have to use my car from time to time to get to work and other places. When driving in the rain, it’s kind of like being sprinkled by an exuberant Methodist minister who insists on pouring the water only on your left foot.

You have to look at the bright side.

Anyway, I finally had a breakthrough. A friend of a friend of a friend “knew somebody.” They noted, “This guy can figure it out.” I like folks that can figure things out. The world is filled with too many people that don’t try to figure things out, they only wait around until somebody tries to fix something and then complain about it.

I asked, “Where does this fellow work?” The response was, “Out of his house.” This did not scare me – as a matter of fact, it made me feel better.

When you hear things like this (or when I do), you get the feeling the person must be so good that he doesn’t need a storefront or garage.

My instructions were simple. “You go down Route __, take a right before you get to the convenience store and his is the fifth house on the right. They also gave me the address. It was easy to find – right where they said it was.

It was a nice little house with a well-kept yard and an eagle over the garage. Eagles on houses make me feel better also. About 20 years ago, I lived by a gentleman in his 70’s that explained to me, “an eagle on your house means it is paid for.” That same gentleman used to take my trash to the road out of kindness on pick up day. He also cut my grass just because he was my neighbor. My children were babies and that same “Eagle Fellow” would come in and watch them if we needed to run to the store.

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