I didn’t post a Chafe My Ass Friday list last Friday but that’s not for lack of ass-chafing material. My job has been insanely busy with multiple projects and I’ve been planning Dora/Pizza/Sugar Birthday Fest tomorrow and Amelia has been sick. So life has been busier than usual.
Apparently May is shell over thousands of dollars for unexpected repairs month for our family. Last May our home central heat and air unit finally went out and I can assure you that nothing will send a man dialing a repairman faster than a wife who’s staying home with a newborn baby who is panicking just thinking about going days without air conditioning in the heat and humidity of Middle Tennessee. On top of that, my air conditioning in my car had to be repaired last summer. Ironically just this week at work my new office mate and I were discussing that it seemed a tad warm in our office and the office building repairmen discovered that we had no AC cirulation at all. And all these weeks I thought I was having hot flashes or something.
So this year’s May Repair Mayhem was a major unexpected repair to my six-year-old Nissan Pathfinder. Grinding metallic noises whenever you give a vehicle gas are generally not a good sign. Now I need to drive this vehicle at least another year (our expenses will go down when Caitlin starts kindergarten in August 2007) and I really heart my car. I just don’t heart major car repairs. I was without my car for several days over the Memorial Day weekend, which was definitely an inconvenience, but now I’m back to chauffering the girls around town, listening to Caitlin’s neverending requests for Bon Jovi from the backseat, and paying way too much for gas.
Other than my car repair and Amelia’s ongoing ear issues (which we got good news on today…we’re set for another followup on Monday) life is pretty darn good and I’m just thankful for air conditioning and the fact that Anna Nicole Smith is really pregnant because she is a hoot as we say down South.
So, do you have anything you need to get off of your chest?