So……Remember how Seth broke the drive shaft on the pickup? Well, I drove the two blocks to drop Jackson off at school one day last week and noticed a strange sound as I pulled up to the school. One tire was completely flat. After getting Jackson safely into the school, I drove home, filled the tire with air and managed to cause the tire pressure gauge to fly apart into little pieces.
The next day, it snowed, so I brought out the only shovel that I could find and broke it on my second scoop.
We have a spade, so I used that with Jackson's "help" and it sort of worked.
Tucker wanted to help, so I let him use a broom by the side door.
Seth picked up a new snow shovel at my request, but I think he must have misheard me because he brought home another grain shovel instead…...
Also, I dropped my phone into the cup holder of my car as I was backing out of the garage one morning and it landed on the garage door opener that was already in there. Needless to say, the door started coming down as I started backing out and left a nice scrape on the roof of my car. The garage door is only slightly bowed out and not enough to be noticeable unless you know it's there, but it still bothers me.
Seth was nice and buffed the scratch out of the paint for me.
Oh, and remember the flat tire? The leak was in the sidewall (no, I was not driving along curbs), so I had to replace all four of the tires thanks to my car being all wheel drive.
Merry Christmas to me?
Seth got to replace his parent's van with a courtesy Rogue from the dealership until his pickup is done which will hopefully be sometime late next week. If not, I think he likes the Rogue a lot more than he thought he would, and with his history of switching up vehicles……..
After buying new treads for my car, I just had to treat myself to some new ones as well. I picked the pair on the left. DSW was having a sale and I had an extra $20 off so they were super cheap. My 2 year-old boots are on their last leg (har, har) so it's nice to have a car without holes in the tires and boots without holes in the heels.
Sadly, all of those expenditures meant that we stayed home on Black Friday and are not planning any purchases on Cyber Monday either.
So, in case you were expecting a Christmas present from me this year, please don't hold your breath. It should be arriving some time around December 2014….