Friday, July 31, 2009

Totally boring

Sorry to have been boring lately. We have had a not so great week. Yesterday we were supposed to go to the beach... a nice big family outing that we had been planning all week. We got all geared up and all we needed to do is get Don's car to the Les Schwab for new tires first, we also had a stop at the library to pick up a book I needed for a class I am teaching today. Thinking that both errands would be quick and easy, we head out early and excited about a family day.

We go from the tire place to Starbucks and are just about to the library when we get call saying that there are locking bolts on Don's tires and they can't get them off without the special bolt head. Alright... so we get my book, and quickly turn around... Don's says the locking bolt is in his car.

We look, and look, and look. Not there. We decide it must have gotten dropped when he was putting the spare on the other day. Ugh...

So we decide to go to the VW dealership to get a new one. The VW dealership (which is 15 miles in the opposite direction from the tire place) says that the locking bolts are chosen AT RANDOM and there are at least 15 of them... so if he doesn't have the car with him, there is nothing they can do. So back to the tire place through traffic we go. We have now been doing this for just under two hours, and the kids are bored out of their little minds.

We get back there, drop Don off, (two hours of getting nowhere and the kids are starting to get twitchy) and I take the kids to the park while we wait. We wait and wait, and then we go to Micheal's to pick up a couple of things... Don goes BACK to the VW dealership, has them put new bolts on his tires. We wait some more while Don goes BACK to the tire place and has them put the tires we just bought on his car.... The kids and I stop by the pet store to look at the fishies and grab a couple quarters worth of candy from the vending machines for my children who are just now starting to lose patience (I was done hours ago, they did way better than me).

It is now 1:30pm, Logan is cranky and crying, and it is 98*... no one is going to the beach today. So we go home.

Happy family day.

Blech...

On a happier note, Cyan and I have done some really cool art projects with Shrinky Dinks (remember those???) and my Fine Arts class starts today!

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3 comments:

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh, that stinks! I think we've all had our share of days like that, but it sounds like the kids handled it quite well.

I can't believe how hot it has been over there!! I hope you get to go to the beach soon. You must be so grateful to be in a house with air conditioning now!!

Lisa said...

Ugh! What a day! Tomorrow will probably be a better day ;). Do you own a VW bug???

Don't change links yet, I'm not totally moved.....will do this weekend. I'm going to go ahead and have my own domain. Thanks so much for your support.

lisa ;)

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Valerie... oh SO grateful! The other day when it got up to 102* I couldn't believe how happy I was to have the heat pump! I don't think I have ever wanted or cared about AC at all... but now I am really LOVING it!

Lisa... no bug... a Jetta Wagon. My dh's car. His tired got slashed the other day. Long story... and sucky week. But all is well now. :)

Val