Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wanna go to Kansas?
I'm not sure if you could tell from my Mother's Day expose, that we are not in Kansas anymore. Last week I had all these great plans. I was going to clean out the garage; I was going to buy land; I was going to do laundry; I was going to feed my children. Instead, I got Seth's cold. I bought season 2 of Law and Order, filled the fridge with Lunchables, and tried to get the dirty clothes pile to the ceiling.
I woke up Sunday really wanting to stay home from church but I was singing with 5 other people and Kevin was giving a talk. We got up and got the kids ready and Kevin was going to take the kids to church when I told him he could wait 10 minutes for me. He had something at the office he needed, but he waited. Good thing because the van didn't start. Nothing. Not even a growl. No noise was made at all when the key turned. So we piled into the Subaru, which has aged 10 years in the 3 Kevin has driven it, and drove to church. Kevin dropped us off and went to the office. He showed up in time for his talk, though.
I really wanted to go home and be sick, but Kevin planned a cute Mother's Day activity that the kids loved. And then I had to pick up plans for the house I am building somewhere. Every time I decide where, something happens. I'm calling the builder today and whichever lot is the cheapest to build on, we will build on. I bet they will be about the same. That is how my luck is going.
In addition, I think Kevin is going to bolt the side mirror onto the Subaru. A few weeks ago, someone sideswiped the car and the passenger mirror is attached by the wires, but just hanging there. While I was driving it due to the fact that the van had to be jump started every time you wanted to drive it, I called the dealership to get the mirror fixed. This put Kevin into action. He called a friend to help with the mirror. I am all for driving not so flashy cars, but I would like them to at least not have bolts sticking out of them. I think keeping cars looking decent is a good investment. Plus, this is the first decent car we have owned and I would like it to stay that way. I am sad to think it may become our second Kia.
The van starts now so Kevin never bought a battery for it. I am waiting for it to fall apart on me again. I am driving around with a battery in it to jump start it if needed. I should not have to do this. I think I may rebel and just buy a new battery even though things are working right now. I think I may rebel so much that I will have someone actually put it in for me. Last time Kevin put it in, he dropped a piece and never found it again. May be why we are having problems again.
So that is why I wanted a nap on Mother's Day. I still want a nap. I will be going grocery shopping instead. I have a feeling I will buying an unhealthy amount of chocolate.
Posted by Marianne at 8:22 AM