Sunday, August 19, 2007

Weekend from HELL!

Ugh! It so totally sucked!

Saturday~ got up at 7am, despite trying my hardest to sleep in. Randy and Ant went fishing at the butt crack of dawn and
left me home to, ideally, get some rest. However, come 7, my mind was racing with all the things I had to get done so I just had to get out of bed. I started my laundry at 8:30 am and afterwards took a shower and got organized to mail out my yarn to Angela for the Hand Dyed Yarn Swap and also the book that Sam mailed back to me by mistake. I had also planned on going to Ross or Target to look for some new clothes for work. I figured I'd do this before heading to my SIL's work to get my nails done.

Randy and Ant came home as I was getting ready and decided to come with me. We went to the post office first where I mailed said packages. When we got back to the car, I noticed that the woman charged me for one too many bubbled mailers. Back in I went. We went to Target, with no major issues, and I left with four really cute outfits. No biggie. Got to SIL's work, was waxed and got my nails done, however she had no time to do my toes which look a little stained from having polish on them for so long before. We hit the shoe store on the way back in the elusive search for Sz 2 black low top converse for Ant. We finally found them and they were 1/2 off since I too bought some shoes. Lunch at Boston Market and then to the hair cutter's for Ant's back to school cut.

Let the fun begin!
We get back to the car to find it DEAD! completely out of the blue! Called AAA for a jump, but I accidentally told them Tampa, when really we were in Lutz. That set them about an hour behind and I had to call again with the correct address. We were sweating our butts off in the car in the swelter humid summer heat that we Floridians just LOVE. We got a jump, drove the 3 miles to the house and the car died AGAIN! ARGGGGG. I was not going to deal with calling AAA again. It would have to wait until morning.

We decided to still go to Stitch n' Pitch (in Randy's car sans air conditioning). Of course, since the windows were down, it had to pour! When we finally got to St. Pete, traffic was absolutely horrible. We drove around the city in circles because their designated parking lots were all full. The traffic cops were useless to say the least. We finally found parking in a business center, walk to the Dome looking for will call. We walked quite a ways to find the window only to be told that we had to go to a different gate. Got to said gate, gave the woman my id and she tells me there are no tickets!! We went back and forth for 10 minutes, me telling her where we're supposed to sit, her referencing my credit card, until finally she finds them. More walking to the appropriate entry gate. When all was said and done we probably walked more than 3/4 the way around the dome. Once we were there it wasn't bad. We had a good time and Ant got to show off his hand dyed yarn. We didn't stay too long though because he was super sleepy.

That brings us to today. Get up, call AAA to tow my car to an auto shop. The guy gets here and says lets try jumping it so you can just get the battery tested. Jumped it did and started working. I get in, worried, called randy "it's not going to just die on me, is it???" "No, it shouldn't". WRONG! We didn't make it out of the complex when it started to stutter. I called him and said I had to turn around and go back. Glad I did because as soon as we got to the house, it died entirely. Called AAA again and they sent the same man. GOOD! I hope he learned his lesson! He wouldn't have had to come back if he just towed it the first time!! Randy followed him to the shop. Turns out some people didn't show up and they only have 1 mechanic today. Won't get to my car until tomorrow.

We're not sure what it is. But, several times we heard the mechanism for the tailgate door click-click-clicking as though it were trying to unlock. And this is, like, nonstop. So whatever little motor that is back there, could be what's draining my battery. then again, what do i know?!?


Adrienne said...

OH ON! Hope your week is MUCH better!!!

belle7171 said...

Your week can only get better, right? Great colors on Ant's sock, too!