Whoa, Whoa...I wish it were a Sunday
Whoa, Whoa...'Cuz that's my FunDay..
That little song has been going through my head all day. What is it about MONDAYS lately? Last Monday I spent the day taking G to the Dr to diagnose Strep and get antibiotics in him and nurse him back to health. That is definitely NOT what I would choose to do with a Monday, if given the choice, which apparently I wasn't. But, I suppose it could've been worse.
This Monday started OK. There's the whole DST issue, where you are all sleepy, and the kids don't believe you when you say it's time to get up for school. Because it's too incredibly dark for it to possibly be close to the time they need to get up. THEN, you get the kids into the FREEZING car and turn the ignition, and CLICK, CLICK, CLICK...nothing. The battery is dead. This is the 3rd time within the last 2 months and I'm biting my tongue to keep from screaming at the kids about leaving the lights on in the car...
"OK, kids, I guess we're walking".....so we start walking down the street, with only 5 minutes until school starts (and Mom is only in a sweatshirt, no jacket, BRILLIANT). Luckily our neighbor, who is on his way to drop his kids at the school sees us and offers to take the kids the rest of the way. Nice neighbor! Crisis averted.
I head home, and call my LIFESAVER, Liz, who has jumped me within the last month when the car died at the sledding hill because the power door was opened and closed over and over and over....but I digress. SO, Lifesaver Liz comes over and gives me a jump. I run the car for at least 30 minutes (while we chat in the driveway, and then I actually drove around the neighborhood too)....turn it off, go inside and get showered and the baby dressed. This takes less than an hour. We go get in the car because it is my turn to pick up kindergarten carpool. CLICK, CLICK, CLICK....DEAD. Okay, I guess nobody left a light on, it's just REALLLLLY dead.
Another call to Liz, she picks up carpool and comes to jump me again. I drive straight to Costco only to find out they will not install their own batteries! What EVA. Luckily the car started again since it had only been 10 minutes before we figured this out. Went to Walmart, and they were happy to sell me a battery AND install it. Will wonders never cease?
I so don't BIG RED PUFFY HEART Costco today.
I did go back after the battery was installed though, because I did have a list of other things to pick up, AND Liz asked if I could pick some eggs up for her. It was the least I could do, after she's saved me TWICE today. I showed up on her doorstep, eggs in hand, "Here are some eggs. Thanks for saving my bacon!"
All's well that ends well and all that crap, but if things happen in 3s...I think I'll just stay in bed next Monday!