I have had a continuation of the curious and aggravating things that seem to be happening to me lately. After recovering from being without the internet and phone for 3 days, I wasn't ready for a Lemony Snicket Sunday, that's for sure.
The commode handle came off in the "guest" bathroom and my SIL Mark and family came over Sunday morning so he could fix it. He fixed it and we visited and ate some junk and shared Nintendo DS games so we can all have the same ones, lol. Of course they have a much different time schedule than I, so this happened early, by that I mean before noon. :>)
After they left, I took a nap since I didn't go to bed until 4 Sunday morning, lol. Then I get up, the weather is warmer than it has been, and I go get some gas and pick up some bread and buttermilk, get myself a Starbucks, and come home. Pull in the garage, turn the car off, and the brakes lights do not go off. So I fiddle with them and try different things and finally decide I will just have to let the battery run down and have the car towed Monday morning.
I come in the house, have a nervous breakdown for a couple of minutes, and call Mark, my SIL. They live a good 40 minutes from me, but I am hoping he will know what to do. He ends up coming over, bless him, and we fiddle with the car, and he cleans 4 years of gook off of the battery, and checks everything and the brake lights do not go off. In the meantime he has shown me how to open the hood and he has disengaged the battery as a last resort. I can't remember about taking pictures all the time, so of course I have no visual record of all of this. Then I follow his instructions and undo one of the battery cables and have all of this down pat in my head. We leave the hood up so I don't have to fool with that. And he goes home, and I have a plan.
Ok, the evening progresses and about 11 o'clock, Aud is hungry and so I decide to fix us a milkshake and some cinnamon toast. Aud has been sick for a week now with the same stuff I have, only hers is worse, bless her heart. So I fix her milk shake, taste it to be sure I have put enough vanilla in it, and guess what, are you sitting down?......I have made it with buttermilk!!!!! Have you ever tasted a buttermilk milkshake? LOL....not good! So I remake the milkshake, fix the toast and nothing else happens, thank goodness. By now I am spooked real bad, so I didn't try to do anything but watch tv. Of course I couldn't sleep either.
I intended to get up real early this morning to rehook the battery, clean out the car because it has quilts and coats, and all of that cold weather gear in it "in case we get stuck somewhere", and get my car down to the dealer. My daughter calls me at 10:30 to see where I am since no one has heard from me and Mark wants to know if I have made it to the dealer yet. They have a bet as to whether I am even up yet, lol. So I get out of bed, call to make sure they can fix it, and get dressed, tighten the battery cables, the brake lights come back on, and take the car to the dealer. Dana picks me up, we have lunch, go to the bank to do some stuff, drive the bank person bananas, lol, and my car is ready, so she takes me to pick it up. It was only a wire that had come undone, and bless their cotton picking hearts, they did not charge me for this! Talk about perking my day up!
So I am firmly convinced (maybe) that my Lemony Snicket period is behind me for now. I could smell spring in the air, even saw it peaking around the corner as I was driving home. And the best part is it is going to be 72 tomorrow!! Yea!!
If you have held on through this long diatribe then you deserve a picture.
One of my missions in life at the moment is to help the stash situation at my lqs, lol. Take some of theirs and add it to mine, that's reducing stash, right? It doesn't have to be your own. So, in the interest of "helping the economy and reducing stash" I picked up this kit. It is made with the Gatsby collection from Timeless Treasures, and it is just gorgeous! I tried real hard to resist it but, alas, it called my name. The pattern is on the Timelss Treasures web site, not a very good picture, but it will be a beautiful quilt if I ever get to it, lol.