Then Wednesday came along and I smashed my thumb in my car door. Smart, huh? Later in the day, after I picked up Veronica from school, my car decided that it was not going to start. We've been expecting this but were putting off fixing it until I had all the kids with me, with no water or snacks, in the middle of the afternoon. I called our tow service and they took our car to the mechanic shop and thought I'd be without a car for a couple of days...so we did the logical thing and rented a car for a couple of days. Luckily, there was a park across the street and we just hung out there until Jeff came to rescue us.Anyway, I left our garage door opener in the car so we went by the shop later in the day, literally 2-3 hours after the tow truck took the car, and the car was fixed. Were they going to call to let us know? Whatever, so, now we have this rental to take back. Wow, a little annoying that we rented the car but we were able to take it back with minimal damage to our checkbook...and we drove home. Now we're done, right? I get home the next morning from dropping off Veronica at school and I park the car in the garage. I get out and hear something dripping. I go towards the sound and look under the car and there is fluid leaking from inside the car. Great! Turns out the engine coolant had leaked all over. Great. Drive the car to the mechanic and found that the container that holds the engine coolant had a bunch of cracks in it and was the cause of the leakage. Leave the car and walk home with Vanessa and wait for the car guy to call. Wait and wait...finally we call and they say it's fixed. Were they even going to call? Whatever...I'm just grateful they fixed it that quickly. Now, it's finally Friday and I'm exhausted.
Here's to spring break this coming week! I welcome nothing planned in the immediate future.
Lesson learned: When life hands you lemons,