Friday, August 3, 2012

Hey y'all.  Whew!!  What a day.
In just 16 short days, I return to work.  YAY!!  I think...Anyhoo, I have been looking all summer for a full size refrigerator (gently used) real cheap.  Guess what, that combo ain't happening.
So, last night, on Craigslist, I saw the answer to my prayers.  A full size fridge for $25.00.  Okay, that should have been my first clue.  But it looked OK in the picture.  But they did warn that it had a "little" rust and needed to be cleaned up.  I was so excited, I almost peed my pants.
Bright and early this morning, I went to the designated house to pick it up.  Pulled up in the driveway and .......urk!!! Stop right there.  That fridge had more than a little rust.  Oh well, what did I expect for $25.00?  My heart was broken. 
So, my son wanted to stop at a resale store to look at clothes.  I figured, what could it hurt.  Might even have a cheap fridge in there somewhere.
There was not one fridge to be seen anywhere.  BUT, I got something that I have been wanting for a long time.  But I never would have paid full price.  Just could not see me spending that kind of money on something other than clothes for the kids.  BUT, (choir of angels singing here) there was a used Kitchen Aid mixer.  Yes, it was.  Less than $150.00 with all the attachments in the bowl. 
So, it was a bad day and a good day.  Hope you all have a blessed weekend.  Now, I have to excuse myself, because I think I am going to make some Boston Creme pancakes for breakfast tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hello everyone,  
I hope you summers are progressing well. 
I have a confession to make.........I am about to lose my mind.  The kids are stealing it. 
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ready for school to take back in.  Bickering and fighting and crying over nothing name it.   Please don't get me wrong, I love my children.  I have just had a really bad day. 
My DH is out of the country right now on a mission trip.  And he took my car to the airport.  My nice, small, air conditioned car.  Great on fuel, car.  Comfy, car.  And left for me to use, a 23 year old diesel truck. Dualie. Air not working so good.  Temperamental truck. 
Today, I remembered that the tag on my teenage son's truck expired 2 weeks ago.  NO problemo.  I'll just hop into DH's truck and roll on down the road to the tag office.  Yeah, not so quick.   About 1/4 of the way there, it starts refusing to go into a higher gear.  Makes an awful noise and will not go into the next gear.  So, I pull over to the side of the road and try again.  The noise it makes is AWFUL!!!  Thus, my 10 year girl starts crying. Because the noise scared her.  Then my other son starts yelling at her and I yell at him and then I yell at her and quickly reached the end of my rope.  Short story, I was crying in the tag office and I'm sure they thought I was insane (which at that point, I might have been close). 
Turns out, there was grass in the transmission.  I don't even want to hazard a guess as to how grass got in the transmission of the truck.  We made it home and I am staying here. 
The good news is that we are all fine.  Some extra snot from crying, but otherwise in good health.  The bad news is, I have to drive that monster to a crowded metropolis tomorrow for a doctors appointment.  This thing is almost 22 ft long.  How in the heck am I gonna get that in a parking garage?
Y'all pray.  Love to all.