Sunday, September 14, 2008

Life is Good

And yet another perfect weekend.

It was kind of a rough start to the weekend since I had been so stressed at work. As I drove up to Susan's we had severe thunderstorms move into the area. The traffic going back to KC stopped completely. I knew that when Susan and I drove back to KC we would need to find a different route. We ended up driving 30 minutes east to catch another highway going south. It took us 2 hours to get home and by the time we were a few minutes from my place it was raining so hard that we had to pull over. I really hate being on the highway and not being able to see a thing. We finally made it home and when I put my car in park the key would not come out of the ignition. It was stuck on the part where the car was off, but it was still using the battery. We tried for about 15 minutes and then decided to call AAA. Because of the storms they wouldn't have anyone that could come out for at least 2 hours. About 45 minutes after we called, we got a call from the guy that was going to come out. He said he wasn't sure if he could fix the problem because it sounded like a transmission problem. When I heard that I got a huge pit in my stomach. He then said that sometimes the cable that puts the car in park sometimes get caught. He told me to take the car out of park and slam the handle into park. As we walked up to the car I prayed that this would work. It did work and I was so relieved. By this point it's almost 9 and Susan and I are starving. We decide to order pizza and find out the delivery time was 100 minutes. We decided to go pick it up and we both held our breathe as I turned the car off at Pizza Hut hoping the key was not stuck again.

Thankfully after Friday the weekend was perfect.

I was on call this weekend so I knew that I would be getting a few calls. I didn't plan on 10 Friday night. Keep in mind as I am dealing with my car problems I am also taking calls from my techs. Susan said she was impressed when through all of it I was calm, cool and collective. I even received 2 calls around midnight and 1 at 4:30am. This weekend was a good chance for Susan to see what it's like when I am on-call. Thankfully she was very understanding about all the calls, even the ones in the middle of the night.

Susan got me to watching the British series Bad Girls. Does anyone else watch this show? She has the first 6 seasons on DVD and I almost through with Season 1. I really love this show and it is officially my new favorite series.

This morning as I was coming back from walking Sophie I fell on the stairs coming back down to my apartment. It's been real slick with all the rain we have been getting and my Crocs have no traction. I don't think I hurt myself, but it was still a shock. I guess I will know better tomorrow morning if I will be sore or not.

This is the second time in 3 weeks that I have been walking and out of nowhere I just fall. I must really be in love since I am having a hard time just walking.

The picture at the top is the bumper sticker on my car. I never put bumper stickers on my cars, but when I saw this one I realized it describes how I am feeling. I don't know when life has ever been as good as it is right now.


MJ said...

maybe you need sketchers for more traction...either that or you are thinking you are walking on air??

Julie said...

I fall and run into things alot too.
The Life is Good sticker suits you - snow!

Arial Ray said...

I used to own a Pontiac Firefly - and the key would get stuck in the ignition all the time. It drove me nuts.

I think it might be time to put away the least when it rains...they get darn slippery in wet weather.

Monogram Queen said...

Be careful with that falling girlie we want life to continue to be good for you. I have "Life Is Good" t-shirt. Did you know it's a clothing line?

amy h said...

I'm glad things are going so well! (except for the car and the fall, but the important stuff sounds good)

Renaissance Woman said...

Good for you! Glad things are going well.