Stimulating the Economy
Last weekend we got rid of the tree, then went and spent a lot on a Sauder cupboard type thing, we're in an organizing kind of mood. Add to that what we spend on bins at Target, and we really stimulated the economy.
I forgot how much fun it is to have a working cordless electric drill (I have a small cordless
non-electric drill, but it's not very useful). One of my pressies was two new Gold Versapak batteries, now I can drill, or drive screws anywhere I want. It was very helpful in putting together that flatpack storage unit.
Thropes and other kid issues
The same day we got rid of the tree (Saturday) we went skating with the Girls Scouts last evening, and after that we went to Wendy's for dinner. The only thing worse than the fast food smell is the fast food smell mixed with vomit, eight year old got sick Saturday night. We were exhausted, but we had a whole house to organize Sunday, so it worked out.
Mrs. Ha had Monday off, so eight year old was able to stay home without scrambling for child care, that worked out, too.
In other kid issues, thirteen year old's bus driver have been coming early, maybe ten minutes early, so she's been getting rides to school, from me, from newspaper_dad, from newspaper_mom, it's been a pain. The obvious answer, get her out the door earlier, is hard. At least she admitted this morning that's she's too used to being lazy in the morning.
With swimming starting up for her, my days are getting longer, This year the pickup time is around 5:45, so I'm staying a little later at work, and still waiting outside the school for a while. Too bad my phone sucks for surfing the web.
In other schooling news, I signed up eight year old for a Saturday art class at Nazareth (a local college with a good teaching college). The best public middle school in the city is the School of the Arts, so she has to demonstrate some sort of decent artistic talent (save for Theatre Tech, which the oldest is in), and she likes
art. I had plans to teach her guitar, but that takes time I don't have, or haven't been able to make.
On day, after dropping thirteen year old off at school, I saw my low oil light and it reminded me to add a little, I did, then my hood latch got stuck open. So, an unexpected and unwelcome half an hour in the cold driveway, WD40'ing and oiling and manipulating my hood latch to get it to work again.
My little econobox is driving me nuts on the little stuff. The driver's door doesn't always unlock, the hood latch sticks open, the heater core is inadequate for Rochester, a speaker is blown. The engine is still great at 175k (it's a 16 valve four banger) and it's small, peppy and manueverable, just the thing for city streets. I would like something a little warmer, with better doors, but since Mrs. Ha is not happy in her job, I don't want to take on extra expenses.
Tonight it's Mother-Daughter Book club, and neither one had finished the book (it doesn't appear to be that good of a book, anyhow). It's looking like Father-Youngest Daughter time, too then.
I don't have anything planned, but we did get our box of new vacuum cleaner bags, so I can vacuum, woo-hoo! I had hopes that getting rid of the tree would help my allergies, but I'm in denial. We have a long haired sheddy dog, and two medium haired cats, and the house is a furry mess. Vacuuming should help.
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