December didn't always go our way this year. It felt like we were in a bad country song. Sing it with me - "My car won't start and my dog died..." (actually that last part didn't happen until January.)
1. The vehicles -
Sarah's car wouldn't start one morning so I had to get up and take her to school on something like 30 minutes of sleep. Mike replaced her starter and all was good. Luckily, Mike is a gear head and performs all of our auto repairs.
Two days later, my car wouldn't run. It would start, but it wouldn't go. I ended up having to drive Mike's pickup truck to work. Mike quickly got my car running, but in the process, the blower thing (very technical term) died and now it won't blow heat, defrost or air conditioning. It's not a problem on warm, sunny days but with me working nights, in the constant and very cold rain (2018 was the second wettest year in recorded history!) and sometimes ice.... I
We decided it was a good excuse to take away the keys from Grandma. She really shouldn't be driving and it was going to be a while before Mike could get my car fixed. We went and picked up Grandma's mini van. Sarah decided that she'd rather drive the van than her car, which tells you something about the state of her car. Anyway.... Sarah's first trip out in the mini van and the brakes catch on fire. I mean, like flames shooting out of the wheel well on fire. Poor kid ended up hanging out at a WaWa for three hours waiting on her dad to come rescue her.
2. The house -
Things seemed to go wrong in the house. The shower hose sprung a leak and now the majority of the water hits the wall instead of you.
The washing machine sprang a leak in the hot water hose. Every time you use any hot/warm water, the laundry room and nearby bathroom floods. (It took us a while to determine if the washing machine or the toilet was the culprit.)
We had a slight mishap with the door at the bottom of the steps.
We replaced the upstairs carpet with wood flooring and my silly husband chose the wrong time to listen to me. We were trying to get the old, heavy, rolled up carpet down the stairs and I suggested pushing it instead of carrying it. Mike gave it a hard shove and...
It flew down the stairs and slammed into the coat closet door. It actually pushed the door into the closet and we ended up doing even more damage trying to get the door to open. (We had to open it - all our coats were in there!)
3. The family -
Sarah's newish (6 months old) laptop hinge broke and she can't shut the computer. The computer she has to take to class with her every day. And of course, this happened After we'd bought all her Christmas gifts, naturally. And the dammed Best Buy won't warranty it. After their lack of response to mine having issues on Day 32, I will NEVER buy another computer from them. Just saying.
I cracked a tooth eating Cheez-Its. Cheez-It's! Not something exciting like special Christmas spiced nuts, hard Christmas candy or popcorn from the tree... Nope. Cheez-Its!
Huh! I just noticed - I have three sections for today's Three on Thursday and each of those sections has three items under it. How weird/cool is that??