A Hunch

June 12, 2014

when I heard that Microsoft was NOT going to be servicing the XPS system as of April 8th of this year…

I had more than a Hunch…and realized it was time for me to buy a new laptop…..

and then when I did I realized I HAD to buy a new printer…wireless now…..

I had a hunch that this might be an Expensive year….but hoped not…..

then City Hall told us that since they were going to construct an elevator garage behind our building and that the bike lockers would be taken away that I would have to drag my bike into my pod on the second floor…..

I again thought “Oh-Oh”

as my 13 year old electric bike was like the Model T’s of bikes…one of the first ever designed ….by Lee Iacocca…… who engineered the Ford Pinto and Mustang…before saving and reviving the Chrysler company in the 80’s

but that bike is HEAVY and unwieldy if you are going to take it up to the second floor…so I bought a new lithium powered bike..pedal assist….from Seattle….and tho it cost 2500….. I LOVE it……as it is lighter and goes faster when you peddle it….with the assist motor…I can outrace cars…..

last night when I got up to use the john….like around 12:30…I heard this unusual noise…another Hunch hit me making it a sleepless night

….it sounded like someone was sanding the floor…so I thought it must be my roommate….but later getting back in bed….NO that is NOT possible..

as she first of all would NOT be sanding any floors as her room is carpeted….and if anyone would be sanding a floor it would be me…..

but then the noise stopped…and the AC worked fine…

Until I got home today….it was humid and hot as hell …(well not THAT hot)…..

so I called the home warranty people who could not come out until tomorrow..so I called the company that I like with whom I have an annual contract…..they could fit me in….within an hour…..

Ruddy arrived on time….and went up to the roof and told me WHAT I had had a hunch about…for the last 2 years

that my AC/Heating unit was 23 years old…he said there was a motor shot…..and I could replace it or the unit…the choice was mine…but they do not make parts for it anymore….

well last year I had replaced the AC motor and the Heat motor at a cost of $1600…..which were under my Home Warranty……but they did not cover it …..in the sense they covered the service call ..but I would have to pay for the motors…which I did…..and paid by check….

well 1 month ago…when I called this company and asked for “Victor” to do an annual inspection …whom I liked…they said he had been fired for embezzlement….which I could NOT believe as Victor seemed so honest….had a son….named Tyler who was just beginning to learn how to walk……

turns out they had no record of him installing these new motors….(sigh!!!)…turns out he forged my checks to cash them..

Ruddy said well usually after a year or two people realize Home Warranty’s can be not THAT good unless you are a slumlord like Donald Sterling (my comment and NOT Ruddy’s)

…as they hire the cheapest boldest “technicians”..in my case a Ukrainian ……

as like most things in life…… it is ALL about Profit……

Ruddy tho I totally trust…as the company is reputable…he is Jamaican….has two children…is one of 10…5 brothers and 5 sisters….5 of the kids are here..well not kids as he is the middle child…and surprised me as he is 40…

I said well “You are once again proof that Black Don’t Crack”…he laughed with that wonderful Jamaican accent…

we talked about the World Cup which he has to tape…he goes to sleep listening to it…..

so my City Hall “Staff Assistant” meager savings are going to be swallowed as it will cost 7 grand ..as I want a more powerful unit than what I have …..just to save on electricity……..

and the guarantee will last 10 years on the new AC unit…so guess I will finally retire in 10 years …unless I am done in by some car cycling back from work….

Life basically is a hunch…should I date her…or should I date him….

As I look back over my sea of Lovers….I realize now….

one MUST go with one’s hunch ….which I did not acquire…until my last lover

in all honesty he was number 7 …living together for over a year ….

(and I was NOT promiscuous Geoffrey with a “G” as you might suspect..as I believed like Scarlet that one “saved” oneself until you met the RIGHT person…which I did in my very early youth…but I left Paul twice as he was such an alcoholic…but looking back he was the BEST…this was before AA was “fashionable” and I started to form “hunches”…. after lover number 6)

But this guy smashed a champagne glass in my face….I saw RED…and said for the first time in my Life…YOU have to leave….

and I had spent a lot on him…taken him to many places ..New York…Forest Lodge….. London…where I realized he was on drugs…..as we went to a club that closed at midnight as some have to …he was pissed….

we found out that there was one club around the corner that stayed open until like 3…when I paid for us to get in…he just disappeared….. so I went to the bar..ordered a beer…and after an hour worried about him…….but the place was immense…a second floor that looked down on where I was situated….with a dance floor off on the side…..

he did NOT appear for the next hour by which I was tired and thought oh screw him…and took a cab back to the hotel….

fell asleep only to be awakened by all this noise in the street below our room…looked out…saw him getting out of a car with 3 other men getting out to kiss him …saying they would connect with him the next day…

when he got up to our room…he said I spent the evening with Spencer…looking at you squirm from the balcony above

WELL then I decided MY trip was over……

Though it takes time

DO ACT on your Hunches!!!!

2 Responses to “A Hunch”

  1. Diana Devers said

    My hunch, and I already know I am right, or as I have taught Danny to say to me “Sweetheart, you are right…AS USUAL!”, Robby, you are an amazing man and anyone, with any brains at all, knows this. As always, thanks for sharing your life and thoughts! And with all your expenses of late, dinner is on me or Uncle Jimmy on the 19th (no arguments). Love you, Diana

  2. Richard said

    Well Dear Robby if you get down and out, come to Palm Springs and we can fix some vittles out of the freezer. I know the pain of fixing an A/C–like paying for a dead horse. Love your life, when I read the stories seem like you have been looking over my shoulder some of the times. Enjoy once again. See you in PS

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