Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The good, the bad, and the REALLY ugly
Well, my weekend with Josh is complete. Now I just have to wait three days before he returns again to help with the big move. I am going to keep this post very simple and to the point. No excessive details. Right now, I am about to take a much needed nap - called in sick today (more about that later in the post) - before my ex arrives home to help me finish up all of the packing I need to do. 1. BAD: My car breaks down and DIES within two hours of picking up Josh at the airport on Saturday. GOOD: The dealership is looking at it right now and working on fixing it before the big move. They gave me a nice car to use until I get my car back. VERY UGLY: So far, they found that my starter needs to be replaces - along with my battery since I killed it trying to restart my car. On top of that, a spark plug I had replaced almost a year ago broke in HALF and lodged itself inside of the engine possibly causing A LOT of damage to it (and the $600+ might not be covered under my extended warranty. PRAYING to the car GODS!) Plus I spent over $130 for the car to be towed. 2. GOOD: We had a great time with my kids on Sunday. They seemed to respond very well to Josh and like him a lot. Three hours at the Park at MOA passed by very quickly. Then we had a great night with Danielle and her friend. BAD: We return to Josh's hotel room that we are staying at and found out that both his network card for his laptop and my iPod nano stolen out of the hotel room. We were up until 3 AM getting the issue resolved. GOOD: More information on that on Josh's blog, which should be posted later tonight or tommorow. He had more information on what happened since I was downstairs in the lobby on his laptop with the replacement card he got that day. Plus we switched hotels to something MUCH nicer (but could not fully enjoy.) 3. GOOD: Several of the law school co-workers put together a nice going away party for me at the bar across from work. Yes, alcohol was involved....and yes, I called a few people or answered the phone while under the influence....one of them being my ex. **tee-hee** BAD: I spent about over HALF of the time at the bar in the bathroom with the assistance of my co-workers and coordinating with Josh to get me quickly back the hotel room where I spent more time in the bathroom. It was LONGEST car ride EVER! I also broke my 11 year streak of having non-bathroom related events after drinking. (Next my bachelorette party...and that's whole another story!) Plus Josh missed ANOTHER opportunity to meet my mom that night too and had to explain to her what happened to me on my cell phone. UGH! GOOD: I am starting to feel a little more human now....and now explains WHY I am home from work instead of being there. 4 days before the big move. I can not wait to get this WHOLE, damn thing over with. I think our karma is better in Chicago than being stuck here in the Twin Cities. But I have to thank my sweetie to get me through this weekend. Pictures will be posted tommorow or Thursday after I work on finishing up my packing.