Ugh, things have been too busy lately. Friday I was very happy to go have dinner with friends. I enjoy the restaurant and friends are always great!. Saturday the boy went to an orientation to the arts high school in this state. His father actually showed up to join us. P let me drive her car to keep us safe in the first measurable snowfall. I brought home lunch and then proceeded to take a nap. I meant to only sleep an hour and P was going to wake me up but she fell asleep too.
Sunday I woke up and spent too much time shoveling the driveway. The boy helped but he kept trying to get out of it. It was a lot of work because my driveway is so wide. He even took the shovel I was using when I put it down. He's old enough and should be strong enough to work at least as much as I do, but he didn't. Of course, Sunday night my arms were ACHING from the work. I had to take some advil to get rid of the pain so I could sleep.
That night, we had dinner with R from Pittsburgh, she was in town because her Grandma died. It was a good dinner at the Caspian Bistro which is just like this restaurant
but in MN of course! After that, P went to work and drove L(R2's gf back home because she has finals) R, R2 and I went to Dunn Bros. down the street. This is where everything got worse! R was driving her dead grandmothers car. She couldn't figure out how to turn off her headlights so she just left them on while we went in. She figured it would be fine for a half hour. We went in, had our warm drinks and then when we went to leave. She realized her lights were dimming. She went to unlock the car but only had the electronic lock thingy and it didn't have enough power to unlock it. This meant that it slowly dimmed until it went out as she tried to figure out what to do. Dunn Bros. closes at 10pm. She doesn't have an auto service and lucky for her, I do and had a few weeks where my old one and my new one crossed over. We needed both a lock out AND a jump. The guy got there about 9:45 and had some trouble popping the lock on her car. It took like 45 minutes+ before it was popped. The coffee shop had closed and kicked us out. R was in sucyh a rush to leave Pittsburgh she neglected to bring a winter coat! She was standing in a t-shirt and a hoodie in weather that was 10 degrees! Thankfully there were lofts right there that had a heated entrance where we waited while the guy worked his magic. R2 waited in my car, I'm sure he was frusturated. I was HUGELY frusturated but what could I do. R was just as mad
herself but mostly kept it together. The car had some trouble being jumped and that took a while too. After the car was running, we sat in the parking lot waiting for the guy to leave because I was sitting in her car since I was the
autoclub card holder. I was afraid that he'd report this and I'd loose my membership. After about 15 minutes, I realized that it was my "old" membership and if I did get a bill, I'd just send it to her. I didn't start to leave until 11pm. It takes an hour to get home, it was Sunday night and I had needed to do laundry before Monday. She was going to drive her grandma's car back to Pittsburgh and I meant to call her to see how she's doing but so far I'm too frusturated to care yet.
Today, it's snowing some more. I got some laundry done, changed the sheets on my bed FINALLY. I also updated my ipod with new episodes of "The Story" and "This American Life"
Work is boring, I've got to teach tomorrow and I've got a list of things to do.
Yeah, there's another job I'm going to apply for, I would LOVE have it. It would be perfect, close enough to home and PERMANENT.