I had all of Sunday at home, well, not at home, since we did some clothing and grocery shopping. When we were at home I was removing air conditioners and replacing storm windows, it's been cold and we still haven't turned on our heat. We did make the best of my short weekend, it was a good one.
Then it was back to Ohio early Monday morning. Monday and Tuesday were better, with a big tour of their facility on Tuesday when some bigwigs came down. I was able to leave late Tuesday afternoon, and was back home by 9:45 at night.
My constant companion for six days was a silver Pontiac G6, I got it with 4500 miles on the odometer, and left it with just less than 6,000. It felt fast and powerful, it also felt big. It didn't feel especially nimble, and the seats were too low for me. The electronics were mostly nice, though the estimated range was off significantly, I had hoped to refuel in Pennsylvania Monday morning, but I had to duck out to an expensive New York station a few miles from the state line. Still, 29 mpg was okay. When I got back in my Tercel, it was like putting on a pair of well worn tight jeans, I realized I often drive it with my knees resting against the side and console.
I was very aware of satellites this trip. I took Mrs. Ha's TomTom GPS (our third one, the other two were RMA'ed for not powering on) and found it to be a welcoming little friend. It wasn't really necessary (I-90 almost all the way), but I enjoyed watching the miles count down, and it's ETA was pretty accurate. The other satellite useage (aside from credit cards) was XM radio, the G6 was equipped, and I was underwhelmed. I'm spoiled by the Sirius radio we get with our dish, they have a Grateful Dead channel. With XM, I couldn't find a station I could listen to for more than half an hour. Thankfully there were hours and hours of the Grateful Dead in my CD wallet.
One more vent, without me there to keep order twelve year old and seven year old forgot to get homework signed and handed in. Crap, I hope the grades don't suffer too much, they have to hand the stuff in on Tuesday.
I did finish on ebook, The Princess Bride. It was good, but I prefer the movie.
ObFinancial Meltdown: I had hoped, once again, to take out a 401k loan to pay more heinous CC debt. That plan may have to wait.
So, it's a long weekend for the kids, but not for us. My parents are camping in a park not far from my work for the long weekend. The weather will be great, we'll be joining them Saturday through Sunday, that's two nights for me in our big tent.
|< lolsearch | Issue 1: I'm Slow >|