I WANT SPRING to be here! Thank Goodness) but now everything is WET, DIRTY and MUDDY.
#1. I took my van in for general maintenance on Tuesday and find that I'm driving on FOUR tires that need to be replaced ASAP! Yep, they all have even wear and I guess they have worn down on the edges and cracked from the winter. So.....I need to get 4 more tires and get them put on and realigned? I think that's what they call it. And to top it off, they didn't even wash my van like they usually do!
#2 I come home Thursday and I see something out the corner of my eye laying between my house and the neighbors. I walk over to find that the ice/snow has caused all the gutters, soffits etc. AND the wood that it was attached to on the south side of the house has crashed to the ground. It's also pulled the wood off the edge of the roof and cracked it in two. Then I go inside and upstairs to the bathroom and check the ceiling below that corner of the roof. The plaster "gives" when I push it and then I see some cracks. Obviously moisture has seeped into the ceiling. and then...
#3 Today at lunch as I sit stopped at a STOP sign, my van gets rear-ended. I jerk forward in my seat. Luckily I had my seatbelt on. I get out and the woman gets out of her car. We look at my bumper and we don't see anything. Luckily my bumper took the impact and bounced back. The woman says to me "It's fine. I didn't even knock the DIRT off of your car!" I look closely and it does look OK to me but I still inspect it closely. Nothing. So I get back in the car and drive to the grocery store so that I don't have to do it after work. When I get back to work, everyone starts screaming at me that I should have gotten her information or at least smacked her for the snotty comment. But it really does look fine. So, that makes 3. They say that bad luck comes in 3's.....at least I think that what they say!? Hell, I'm just glad I didn't have to tow the van into someplace and deal with all the hassle of a rental car. And would they let me stick Blue in a rental? Probably not.
Anyway, I need some sleep and I also need some
and then I'll be fine.