Thanks to all of you for sending your love my way last night and today. It made such a difference, as always, I’m always so grateful that you continue to check in on me.
This family of mine is out of sync. I blame it on school starting and both of the kids being gone ALL DAY LONG for the first time ever and now I’d like to take a moment and blame our van because the transmission went out yesterday.
It’s not worth fixing.
Which means one thing: we must buy a new vehicle.
Brian took off of work today and he and I searched all day long while the kids were in school, and then again after they got home. We haven’t purchased anything but we are close. Today was frustrating and mind boggling and completely exhausting. Fortunately, we starting looking about a month ago, so we have a lot of looking and comparing under our belts. Unfortunately, we are sick of looking.
I’m actually feeling quite badly about not giving the kids any downtime today. They got home from school, did their homework and after twenty minutes, we drove ourselves to the south side of Chicago, which was…INTERESTING. One of the cars that we were most excited about was situated in a very strange, very scary location. I may or may not have thought we were going to be mugged TWICE while looking at cars.
It was fun. No really. it was.
We’ve narrowed it down to three vans.
The first had a full cigarette sitting in the back of the car.
The second had a notebook with a child’s writing on it that had “I will not play with fire. I will not play with fire.” written over and over and over again tucked inside the glove compartment.
And the third not only smelled like dirty socks, but happened to have dirty socks underneath the stow and go seats.
Which would you choose?
Stupid used cars.