Yeah, I'm ready to see the old year go.
This year started out badly, what with our kitchen taking forever to get done, and a new floor for our basement also took an eternity. Both situations felt interminable, and the house was a wreck as a result of it all. My mother an I are only beginning to recover from it. But in the meantime, I've also had to deal with a lot of other problems that never seem to get resolved. I keep saying out loud, even when no one's there, "This is never going to end," about . . . anything. :-(
I'm not ending this year much better than how I started it. This week I had a scare with my car when the radiator fluid got dangerously low and the engine developed cold-start problems, the latter problem I thought Volkswagen had purged from the Golf decades ago. It turns out that the mechanic at the shop I went to for an oil change back in October forgot to add radiator fluid, as it tends to dissipate between oil changes, and he told me that my five-year old battery was just fine when in fact it needed replacement. I had a local VW dealer - not my regular dealer, but I'll probably go back there for service next time - take care of all of that.
That's a relief. Now, however, I have to figure out how to uninstall and re-install my pre-Windows-10 printer because the scanner function stopped working, and the new camera I got for Christmas doesn't have a USB cord and attempts to connect it to my PC via Wi-Fi have been unsuccessful. It doesn't look like I'll be able to start the new year clean.
Ahh, I've had it. As New Year's Day 2017 begins on a Sunday, I'd like to think I'll have a good year because the calendar gives me a total "fresh start" in the form of a new year, a new month, a new day and a new week as well, but I can't remember a year beginning on a Sunday that turned out well. The last one gave us Hurricane Sandy.
Happy new year. Try not to let Trump spoil it. :-O