Cars….who needs em! Well, we do but they don’t like us lately. First the alternator decides to quit on us in the truck. This was an easy fix if you have the tools, which we didn’t. We ended up borrowing the tools from my dad and Kevin did manage to get it fixed. Another challenge to this however was the fact that the way that Kevin’s schedule he was constantly working on it in the dark. We did manage to get it fixed and our use of the truck was only derailed for two days. Well that was the day after Christmas, less than a week later something happened with the car.
On New Year’s Day we were headed to a hockey game in downtown Kent. As I was slowing down to get off the free way there was a really weird sound. The car wasn’t shaking too much but as we continued it was still there. I pulled over and sure enough, my back passenger side tire was flat. We had no flash light and were on a hill that had the speed limit of 55mph, you can only imagine how fast they are really going. We got the spare on and made it to the game but our cars have now cost us over 200 dollars in that past week and a half.
We did manage to be somewhat productive and got a new shelf that we put up next to our TV to get all of the systems and routers sorted out. After getting yelled at by Kevin yesterday we got the house pretty much cleaned. Kevin is once again on the job hunt as his temp work ended . My extra hours end as well so I am starting to worry just a wee bit. My next step is to try to get financial aid or a second job, not sure if either of them will come through.
I have not been sick in the entire month that I have been away from the daycare, which affirms my belief that it was those snot nosed brats getting me sick all the time. My current job is so much less stressful! Management knows what they are doing there are no blurred lines of family and business, it is wonderful. The only downside is the fact that my work is very repetitive, which makes it rather mind numbing at times but I think that all work gets that way. I am just hoping I can stick it out for the six months to try to move somewhere else in the company. Preferably with full time and more money.