Saturday, June 26, 2004
Well, we are laying the laminated flooring in the livingroom right now. We have pulled all the baseboards off and are in the process of riping up the carpet. This house is going to look amazing when we are done. I'm soo excited! Jean and I bought new curtains for the livingroom a couple weeks ago which made a world of difference. We will be painting Colby's room hopefully tomorrow or Monday. I bought the most amazing border for his room at a yard sale, and can't wait to put it up. I am also going to put up pictures around his room. I have pictues of him with all his grandparents, the twins, us, and friends. I think I am also going to have to get a bell for the inside of his bedroom door. We woke at 9:00 this morning to the phone ringing and Colby answered it in the livingroom! Obviously he was up. I don't like that. The car has been working great so far. I finally got the car seat anchor put in yesterday, so all I need now is a sunroof and the windows tinted. Hopefully that will be in a couple of weeks. I also told Rob today that I plan to take an evening this week and go down to the Villa. I went to school there and Rob's grandfather was in the nursing home there. It was an army base in the 50's and then was changed into housing. Well, it is now all empty and it is very sad. The store that was there has all the windows smashed in and the door is just swinging open. As sad as it is, it will make a beautiful black and white picture during sunset. That way, I can take advantage of shadows. Of course, now that I know how to post pictures they will be here! Oh, and for those of you who tried to post a comment and had problems. I have changed the blog (I didn't realize it was restricted) so anyone can leave a comment without registering.
Monday, June 21, 2004
Sunday, June 20, 2004
Well, since it is father's day, I thought I should write about what we did. We bought Rob a new golf bag and caddie, a new driver and a new wallet. Colby was also wearing an I Love Daddy shirt all day, which he proudly told everyone that he was wearing. It was much too cute. Rob had a good day.
Friday, June 18, 2004
Well, the Cavalier is back, with a new fuel pump. I went and got Kassie yesterday and drove it around to see if it would shut off. So far so good. People at work think it may have been a vapor lock in the tank, which would have also been fixed with the new fuel pump. The big test is when I take it to work tonight. I have to drive to the clinic and back to work, which is exactly the route I was on when it broke down the last time. I must admit, I'm quite afraid of the car right now. I fear is being stuck in an intersection and having it shut off. But, the only way to find out what is going to happen is to actually drive the damn thing. But, the good thing, which I still for the life of me can't figure out why, the CD player is now working. It didn't work from the time I bought it until yesterday. I don't even pretend to try to understand that one. I have offically christened the car with a new name. Every vehicle I have owned I have named, starting with Sophie the Wonder Dodge (1988 Dodge Shadow), Floyd (1999 Honda Civic, Sam the Grand Am, Goldmember (the truck, another blog for that name), and now...... F.C. 1996 Cavalier.
Thursday, June 10, 2004
Well, so far the new car has been a nightmare. I brought it home on Tuesday, and while out at yard sales on Saturday morning with Sandra it shut off while driving. No amount of effort on BJ's part could get it going, so I had it towed to the garage. The funny thing is, Sandra and I were talking earlier that day and I told her how I had put Mobile Assist on my cell phone. Well, I called them and had it towed. I called the mechanic on Monday morning, and he said that he could not find anything wrong with it. To make matters worse, he said when it was towed to his shop on Saturday he turned it on to move it and it!!! I went and got it back Monday, and yesterday while driving down the highway (luckily Colby was not with me) it shut off. AGAIN. So I managed to get it to the side of the road and called a tow. Again. Yesterday it was 32 degrees and I had to sit in the car to call the tow with the windows up because I could not hear on the highway. Needless to say, I was very sweaty. And of course, once it got to the mechanics it started. Dad was there and I asked him to try to start it, because if I did and it went, I would have a "Matthew Perry" moment (from the Whole Nine Yards). We have come to the conclusion that the fuel pump is the problem. Well, the fuel pump on a 96 Cavalier is 720.00! That doesn't even include labor to put the damn thing on! At that point, after losing the day from work, I broke down, right in the shop. Dad works for a guy who buys written off cars and fixes them up to sell. In the process, he has collected a somewhat "mini salvage yard" for him. So Dad called him, and lucky for me he had a 97 Cavalier with the fuel pump! When asked how much he wanted for this, he said "a case of beer", which of course made me cry again. This man who I hardly now is giving me this piece. It is now at the mechanics and I should have my car back by tomorrow. Daddy to the rescue! Just one of the many reasons we moved home. And we have had 2 people look at the truck already. I have to drive it to work tonight but after that, the first person who comes with cash can have it!