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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Long And Short Of It

The day has unfolded to be something of a catastrophic tumbling of events. One thing has led to so many others, that I am now left unable to write full sentences. In broken fragments:

Out the door by 8:45 am. Lots. To. Do.

Shop at Walmart. Car won't start. Same car that got a new battery LAST WEEK.

Ask my sister to come jump start my car.

I don't want anyone to park next to me, so I stand there. In the parking lot. It's hot. It's humid. Once I realize I'm sweating inside my bra, I lose all sense of normal thought.


Car jumped, still won't start. Call a tow truck and wait FOR AN HOUR!

The fun keeps growing. Amidst our looks of desperation, a darling older man stops to help us. He tells us all about the 4 raccoons he just caught in his yard.

Tow truck man deposits van at the mechanic.

Then, the most horrific event of the day occurs-- I miss my haircut appointment. I know, I know. It's too sad to even write.

Mr. Mechanic calls to tell me I have to take my van to the Honda dealer. Soon.

The girls trickle home off the bus. We ALL load into my sister's car (2 adults, 5 kids).

We escort my van to the dealer. In. rush. hour. traffic.

With. Starving. Fighting. Kids.

Now I'm home. I reflect on the awesomeness of the day. And a tear squeezes out of my right eye. Am I laughing or crying? I think both.


2 comments :

Stacie Cooper said...

Both of our cars broke down at the same time a couple weeks ago. We had to borrow an old van with no rear AC from my father in law. After quite a few tries to fix the cars They might finally both be working again. Anyways, I can totally relate.

Straight Fancy said...

P.A.I.N.F.U.L!!!!!