Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I could not go to sleep last night and finally ended up taking a sleep aid pill around 12:30 am and went to sleep around 1:00 am. Woke up a little after 6:30 am and got up. Had breakfast and turned on the TV for awhile. I must have fallen asleep because I woke up around 10:15 am and realized that Linda would be here soon. We were going to lunch with DeDee and Judy in Burbank. We met them over by our Stater Brothers market and I drove down to the valley. As we were going down the freeway, I was about 6 car links behind a flatbed big rig and he ran over a piece of tire which came down in the road right in front of me and I could not avoid hitting it. We went to lunch at Fuddruckers then decided to drive around a little and look at some of our old stomping grounds when we worked at Lockheed when it was still in Burbank. Got home around 2:30 pm or so. I decided to look under the front of my car to see if everything looked OK, but I see where there is a piece of plastic that was knocked loose and is "dangling" under the car. I made an appointment with the Toyota dealer on Friday morning to take the car over to see if they can fix it or replace it and check to see if there was any other damage. Taking the cars to be fixed for stuff like this was always Ben's job. I miss him not being here to help me with these kinds of things.