“EVERY BUSINESS IN EUGENE, MOVES TO SPRINGFIELD?–THERE’S NOT EVEN “YARDAGE” IN EUGENE, OR?”—- A LAZY FRIDAY, WHILE WE DISCUSS THE DUCKS”

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(Gov. Kulongoski, Former, Of Oregon, Before The Present Liberal-Crook-Governor of OR, 2015″

it had been a difficult week; I helped a friend go over to “all med medical supplies and power chair repair” company, which was on River Road, and somewhat near her.her old power chair was falling apart, and as she was the lady artist who contributed pictures to my blog, and a friend, I wanted to help her get it repaired.ani08.gif livewheelchr

We sat for an hour while the repair man in the shop, gave it a once over, and fixed the right arm that held all the power buttons, which was ready to fall off. He charged the lady $80, for one hour of repair, and was supposed to give her an estimate of total repairs she needed to do for the chair, and how much it would come to., The parts cost, etc.ad0a4255f26dafbf6903907f49c392c0-d4por3gapplegeek

 by the end of the hour, supposedly the arm had been fixed, but they still had NOT estimated the cost of the rest of the repairs and how much they would need. There seemed to be a lot of people working there, but not much work getting done. Anyhow, we finally took her chair down to the street, and we headed on the sidewalk in the direction of her house in a street off River Road.IMing__Digital_Piracy_by_Emotikonz

the chair seem to be working fine, until, suddenly, as she was powering ahead, the whole right arm fell off the chair, with only the electrical lines still attached.insane10.gifstabbing

AMAZING! She had just paid $80 to have “all Med” fix the arm, and the darn thing fell right off! Right in traffic, and she swerved in front of an oncoming car on River Road; attracting a nearby cop, almost getting us arrested or taken in.2headbird412

I called up Carolyn on my cell, because her friend had a pickup truck, that was big enough, and we hauled the chair into the back of it, and tried to patch up my poor friend, from the spill. “Oh my God,” said Carolyn, as we tried to get everything squared away, and off the street, and out of traffic. “Why didn’t you go to that medical equipment place over in Golden Gateway, over in Springfield?”Spiky_icon___O_O_by_chiyuko

“because,” I replied exasperated, “this was about the only medical equipment place that was near me, in Eugene, so I took it.”SmileyFactory_by_Miamoto

That was true; there were lots of other businesses in Springfield, that we didn’t have in Eugene, and I got really tired of having to track out of the county and Eugene, all the way over to Springfield or other counties, just to do some kind of business._fart__rvmp_by_bad_blood

after we found out our friend was going to be okay, and we got on the phone, to make an appointment to have her chair fixed at a place in Springfield, Caroline said to me, “I’m getting sick of this; if I want to get a grocery store that actually has shopping bags, I have to go over to Springfield or someplace else out of Eugene! Not to name other businesses here that have since disappeared out of the county!”Making_Emotes_by_Mr_Jaunty_lag__by_Link3KokiriFalling_in_love_by_spring_sky

I noted that, all the large hardware stores were way way out, nothing was downtown in Eugene, it was frustrating.”I can find plenty of fancy and expensive grocery stores, all over the place,” I noted, “but I don’t have the money for that, and there isn’t anything  else! ROFL_T_SPAZZ_by_CzatheroWhen was the last time that huge bookstore chain, broke up, dissolved, and left? “Relax_by_Droneguard

“do you know that the only fabric and yardage store, in the whole county, has moved way over to Springfield? There isn’t any other one in Eugene!”Catching_Butterflies_by_spring_sky Complained Caroline.

I  noted to Carolyn that there were plenty of tiny little boutiques, fancy little stores, free_avi___sleepingmoon_by_seiorai-d2ahcwvexpensive little restaurants, and ultra–expensive craft and knitting places all over Eugene.”and,” I closed with, “you can still get plenty of drugs and POT in Eugene, that you can’t get in Springfield.”f64e19464e98a3f7ba1dbc71e348fff8 (That had to be worth something, at least for dopers.)

“That is SOUTH Eugene,” mumbled Carolyn.” Everything has left and gone to either South Eugene, where all the monied- people are, or over to Springfield!”saxophone_by_roblnhood-d2yi8cc

Springfield didn’t have all the huge fees and taxes and huge property tax that Eugene had for business.FAMILIES all moved to Springfield, away from Eugene._mooseskii__by_moosebots-d4pnwr7 Old people moved to Corvallis, away from Eugene.people moved away from Eugene, to get cheaper rent in Salem, Oregon.hug

suddenly I had a great thought; _shakenet__by_kath602-d3i6z1bWAS all the business moving OUT of EUGENE? OUT of this County?every time I needed to buy something, I couldn’t get it in Eugene or in Lane County, I had to get on the computer and order it online from far away. Even electronics, TVs, microwaves, all kinds of computer equipment.work Sigh!

people always told me, “you can’t get that here, go to Portland.”as in the case of dried tart cherries, I had to order them from Michigan. Ha ha! Unless I went to a very expensive Eugene store, for organic, I couldn’t get them here.that was really something, for a whole County that used to produce fruit and vegetables, and feed everybody.2ndcopygangnamdancesecuredownload

Carolyn looked at me, “now that everything is in order, you want to go over to that JoAnn’s fabrics and crafts store over in Springfield sometime? I need to get some stuff over there.”pixel-dorks

I remembered that I had to go buy some pattern drafting paper, and a French plastic drafting tool. “Okay,” I said resignedly, “I wouldn’t mind looking at fabric again, I haven’t seen it in so darn long, in person. It’s either that, or go online to fabric.com, and I’m tired of doing that.””were’nt you going to look into getting a cheaper cell phone, sometime?” She continued to ask. “Yes, I think I’m going to go – – where should I go? – – Oh okay I was even thinking of maybe the Walmart – – “spammer

“– – the one over in Springfield.”super_original_hand_crank_by_twoohten-d599zqs

as I resigned myself to that thought, I pondered on, trying to puzzle it out; what was in Eugene and what was in lane County? Okay, University of Oregon students;super_smash_emotes_by_ville10-d38ms5r hippies, lots of homeless, lots of drugs, uh???–The_Evil_Black_Cursor_by_KimRaiFan lots of fast food places. Oh, and lots of FREEWAYS, HIGHWAYS,Yin_n_Yang_by_UzumakiSlumpBallZ tons of automobiles, trucks, and SMOG.10608.gifredhotrodDriving_school_by_Kath602wosautos113.gif wild cars

Okay at least we had that. People lived over here naturally, so we got to have our own smog!  and now we had lots of housing developments, even some that sat next to my place, reassuringly empty and going  unsold and uninhabited.strip01.gif fight

oh, and the DUCKS!!Happy_Birthday_Grin_by_Momma__GWE HAD THE DUCKS, _powerslide__by_MenInASuitcasecuz some rich guys _fly__by_KimRaiFan (1)BOUGHT THEM for us_beercontest__by_MenInASuitcase!!PIZZA; plenty and plenty oflaplayplz PIZZA, to watch the ducks live on TV._ILIKEHOTGIRLS__by_crula (1) In fact, we were saturated with PIZZA,_bored__by_royaba-d3307fk more PIZZA, more DUCKS, and lots of_eatingicecubes__by_snowshi-d4tpyqs rich people to have tailgate party_piethrow__by_de_Mote for them – – and invest money in them!emplllamadon__t_eat_meh_by_ridley126-d45rno8

Finally,2pulpfictiondance I realized exactly what Eugenebonklers and LANE COUNTY really had! anotherstove stor07Ducks, PIZZA,BEER, BEER, PIZZA, BEER, SMOG,happygreeceflag PIZZA, and more DUCKS!!blackice FAST – FOOD, FAST TRAFFICtinysmokin575, CARS, CARS,road_trip_by_MenInASuitcase (1) CARS, PIZZA, more PIZZA. BEER, PIZZA, DRUGS, conflict_resolution_by_a_kid_at_heart-d7jklcvPOT, MORE POT, AND SMOG!! wow we also had lots of taxes and lots of high prices but I won’t mention that. PIZZA is the most important,Wizzard_enjoyes_the_spell_by_madb0y (1) BEER is even more important! DUCKS!cute-as-pie  DUCKS, DUCKS,_tunes__REVAMP_by_KimRaiFan DUCKS, & $$$$$$  watexcitedplz for DUCKS!!!Super_Footless_Waterskiing_by_Gnog

in spite of all these wonderful things that benefit Oregon, Caroline and I finally headed over to Springfield, to JoAnn fabrics and arts and crafts supplies, and later on I would dutifully once again order my dried sour cherries from Michigan._motorcycleflomp__by_Waluigi_Prower

Gotta have the essentials of life_bungee__by_Caeser1993Somehow all the Who_Wants_Cookies__by_caranetteBEER, FAST-FOOD,Sticky_Situation_by_de_Mote PIZZA and the_biggest_eater_by_MenInASuitcase (1)expensive DUCKS is not part of mine.Not enough vitamins I guess.   🙂    

 

 

(Sandraminadotty, not always in Eugene, Oregon, 2015 )  :)…

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About WhatToDoWhileThePlanetDies

Eugene,Oregon,home of the U. of Oregon,is a dissolute,gay,hippie,broke, jobless, crime and drug-ridden courupt little no-account town, bulging with fleeing Californicators, who have pushed the natives out,done to Oregon what they did to cali; trashed it. the horrible grid-lock traffic, smog,bad freeways full of accidents have turned it into decayed Detroit.Everyone is broke, there are no jobs,it's left-wing extreme-fanatic crazy, and there are constant political conflicts.Oppression and stifiling city hall crooks fleece the citizens of taxes, it;s the Macon Georgia of the pacific northwest.Anyone who can, leaves.Landowners can't sell, they're stuck.Even the Nazi party would call it Hell.Willamette Valley has the worst pollen,smog,allergies, in the world.Nature and Man are out to get you here, welcome to Oregon!The trash-heap of the United States!

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