okay - so maybe the universe is funny... I'm just not getting it today...I mean really...
I show up yesterday morning for a quick little replacement of some brake pads on my car... the safety factor was less important than the fact that every time I stopped anywhere everyone would stop and stare. No, not because I drive a cherry red hot rod - because the SQWEEEAK of my brakes was loud enough to set off alarms.
and OF COURSE - something called "CV boots" were leaking... do I know what that means? No. I do however know that they cost a lot of money to replace.
And remember this - when it took forever to get ahold of a bulb for my left turn signal? well, yeah - of course my brakes and boots are unique as well and have to be ordered in... so I'm now on day 2 without a car and I think I may scream... of course, that won't accomplish a whole lot besides freaking out my kids!
So this morning - the heating repairman comes to the house and finds that the problem is minor... visit cost only... but wait... this other piece looks like it's going to kick it soon. So I weigh my options - pay now and suck it up... or wait and pay another visit cost... I had the part replaced now - and the repairman left saying that we'd be good for ten years now!
Ten minutes later... (okay - closer to 3 hours) I have no heat... good thing it's a nice sunny day - and I'm waiting for the repairman to return my call...
Speaking of calls... my car still isn't done...
Is there anything funny about all of this?
Oh - I smell kind of funny... or is is funky... I keep putting off my shower because the phone might ring, and besides - who wants wet hair in a cold house?
UPDATE: repairman has given me permission to crank up the heat a little to keep it cookin' - take that Mr. cold blooded :)
and have I mentioned that next week is book fair - and the crazy book fair lady is already tearing out her hair once again? She was better this time and remembered to proofread the flyers before copying... IF they've been copied since I had to send them up there today with the kids... (and somehow I feel the need to apologize to all of those people who read that book fair post last fall without realizing that I was the CBFL...)