Lizzie extended her stay in the beautiful Wyoming country because she was meeting so many potential clients. Lots of money up there, including VP Cheney. Here’s a tidbit…Cheney pays $22,500 rent on a house there for his security staff! Besides working her tanned rear off at the million dollar mansions, she called while sitting on a porch in a flower covered cowboy shirt under eaves full of swallows. And she met a counterpart of my poodle Fozz, named Cosmo. They were having a fine time. But finally she had to head back to L.A.
Love and plants saved her journey home, however. Her drive was a death defying act worthy of Mario Andretti. About 2:30 pm Wednesday she called, very upset and trying to stay calm. “I just scared myself like I’ve never done before,” she panted. Seems she was happily toodling along in her much defamed Pontiac Aztec — but it served her well Wednesday. As she approached Barstow, a desert thunderstorm burst out drenching the road at the same time her tire blew. Before she knew what the problem was, “I went cross country! I spun out twice, sailed across all lanes of the highway into the center divider area, down a hill into the ravine and up the other side — mud everywhere and all the other cars on the road scattered all to hell. Had to let go of the steering wheel because there was nothing I could do!”
As luck would have it, she had hundreds of pounds of plants in the back and she credits the weight with keeping the car upright instead of rolling in the ditch. “As I was spinning I noticed the LOVE sticker you gave me that I put on my mirror. Then wham, it got slimed in mud! she laughed.” Sitting out front of my house, the car is unscratched, but muddy, the love sticker still in place.
See, love does conquer all. Love sticker anyone? I made sheets of them…
Oh and as for the jerk in Barstow who would only take $170 cash to replace her tire — she beat it over to Baker and found out she needed two new tires — and got them at half the price. Here’s to beating the skeezy opportunists!