I realize that you are all on the edge of your seats when I post these things. You get extra coffee (or water, or vodka....whatever makes you happy). You turn the ringer off your cell phone so you aren't disturbed. You tell the kids that under no circumstances are you to be disturbed.
Because, yes, I do command that kind of attention.
In the random world of Mysti....here is a follow up to a few things:
1) Car. So the mechanic said that I have 2 bad O2 sensors, but he recommends replacing all 4 (sort of like batteries....when there are multiple, you replace them all). The cost....$550. HAHAHA. Apparently the "newer" blend of gas with ethanol have caused more air in the system and it has become more common for the O2 sensors to go (whatever).
We spent 30 full minutes discussing the car. We have to get it fixed because my emissions is due, and the several attempts to reset the car have failed. Good chance it won't pass. If we don't fix all 4....how long before the other 2 go? What about the 2 new one...will they last the life of the car...or will they too succumb to the evils of the gas blend? (this discussion was after I got home from a Board of Education meeting, which was after a PTA meeting, and AFTER a full day of work....which wasn't a great day to start).
I could have throttled G-man for the next part.....He said....or I can just do it. Probably would take an hour. Would need a new socket (about $15 dollars), plus the price of sensors (ranging from $25-$50 per sensor, depending on the quality we get).
WHAT???? You knew all of this and you didn't lead with THAT tidbit. *sigh* So G-man will do the work, and replace the 2 bad sensors (they are on the same side). And IF the other 2 go bad, we will replace them at that point.
2) Trip to visit the 'Rents. I have been putting off making this decision, and my husband so lovingly said "it is your call...I will support you either way." Terrific....no help there. Eventually he caved and said he things we should go....in the hopes that I will be able to have a face to face discussion with them and start to clear the air. He said "family is so important to you."
Well, several therapy sessions have been dedicated to this decision, and I have to make it official in the next day or so. Provided I can take the time off of work....I think we are going to go.
I am going to go....so I can say goodbye. I can't deal with them....and everyone has told me I will be upset when they die that I never got things off my chest. So that is what I am going to do. I am going into this knowing that a) we will be spending money we don't have, b) it won't be appreciated, and c) my kids deserve to see their grandparents. I am not using my kids as pawns in this...but I am not over extending myself for their sake. If history teaches me anything....my parents will see this as a punishment. I am "keeping" the kids from them.....Nope. Just you have to do make an effort, which you won't. If my parents wanted to come visit...I won't say no. I just know that they won't.
3) Gas Tap/Boiler Conversion. We had a great plan, that was foiled! We called to schedule the tap, figuring we would re-visit the conversion in the spring. Then found out we have 60 days from when the tap is installed to "activate" it. As in...hook something up and start using it. If we don't, they remove the meter....and no refunds. So, we either have to be prepared to do it all, or sit tight. We have to sit tight.
The boiler is still working, and we may have been jumping the gun a little. It needs to be replaced....we aren't fooling ourselves into thinking we have all the time in the world. But we aren't ready yet. Maybe next summer....which will give us a little more time to get those darn ducks in a row.
And I didn't forget about Bossy's room....maybe someday I will show you!