Today seems to be obstacle day.
Eric is in a bad mood as a result and the headache I've had for a couple of days
(that seems intent on waking me every morning around 3-4am) has kicked into full
gear. Over the weekend, we borrowed money from David (my son) to buy
another car. This one seemed to be much more mechanically sound than the
Caddy and since Eric drives long distances and David only scoots around town, we
gave him the Caddy and will pay him back the money as well. The car is a
1990 Chevy Caprice Classic and is basically one of the old, 90's giant cop cars.
People tend to slow down and get all freaky when we're in it, because the grill,
etc, look very coppish. It's run great since we got it, but now, it just
left Eric stranded on the roadside. His partner, Mike has gone to get him
and they are going to try and figure out what is wrong with it.
We are trying to get faxes from
our creditors saying that our accounts are current, but they need a particular
form from the lender and evidently can't fax the info to us and a million other
excuses. One said they would send it and after Eric was very clear about
what he needed, they sent the information for how much a payoff on the account
would be. I swear, it's so hard sometimes for people to understand
something as simple as "please send me a statement saying that my account is
current as of today." "Our policy..." blah blah blah.
My printer broke right when I
need to print out statements and such. It didn't just break, it buh-roke
complete with parts flying out of it. Eric took it back to exchange it and
it was just barely outside of the warranty time, plus we just put a $40 toner
cartridge in it a couple of weeks ago. If Eric can get his mojo together
by the time he gets home (unlikely after being left on the side of the road), he
might be able to fix it.
Nathan jabbed a hole in my
exercise ball with a bamboo skewer and it is now flat. I hope a tire patch
and some silicone sealant will fix it.
We actually had a couple come by
with their realtor to look at the house (another one stood us up) on Saturday.
They decided they couldn't hang with the noise from the busy street on our
corner. Who can blame them? It's like the Daytona 500 24/7 and you
just don't ever get used to it. I've lived on a dozen or so Air Force
bases and gotten used to many different kinds of aircraft from B-52's to A-10's
to F-16's and I just can't get used to this traffic. People drag racing
and peeling out and sirens and no mufflers and specialized muffler attachments
that make a screaming noise are around at every hour of the night and day.
It will be so wonderful to live in silence. I keep thinking about how it's
only a couple of weeks until the escrow closes. I just hope we can get it
through in that time.
I have a whole batch of calla
lilies blooming. The picture of the will o' the wisp at the
top of this page reminds me that inside each of those miracle lilies is a whole
world waiting to unfold and so much that can't be seen now, but exists just
below the surface. There are about 15 or so out there now, holding their
little promises and their big ones and like everything else, they come out in
their own good time.
For now, I should get busy on
more paperwork and make a stab at cleaning this house. My heart's not in
it and I've got to meditate my way back to a good space again. This Sunday
is Spring Equinox when we plant the seeds for the coming harvest, so I need to
be in a good mindset for that. I need to hide away for a few hours, but
that's not coming for a while.
Oh, bad buzz, btw. It looks
like I might actually be confined to *gasp* dial up when I move. There's
not even speakeasy.net service up there unless you go for the T-1, which is over
$350 a month. I think I probably can't afford that. >:< I
haven't been able to get in touch with the Direct TV people to see if satellite
internet is an option. There's no DSL or cable (even Cable TV) at the new
place. Soooo, primitive. So far, that and being far from my older
kids is the ONLY bad thing about this place and so it's still a winner!
Trying to stay positive, but I'm
tired and my head hurts and my husband is all wired up and fussy, so it's
difficult to find my happy thoughts. I'm sure it'll be find soon.
It's just a frustrating moment. I had a great weekend, so I really
shouldn't complain. It's... just today.
Have a wonderful week and, well,
don't get run over.