Friday, June 24, 2011

The weekend....

Good Morning Company Girls!!

Well, you've probably all heard that phrase...'the best laid plans of mice and men....', this morning we were suppose to 'get on the road', bright and early..take hubby's car to the shop for a minor tire glitch...(minor to me but not to him) and then we were suppose to head up north to take Maya to the camp that she's working at for the next two months...then we were going to come back down via the camp where our trailer is sitting and get it opened up for the season. Opening the trailer entails flushing the antifreeze out of all the water lines, emptying the trailer of all the stuff that was stored for the winter in there, cleaning up, cutting the grass and raking everything...and so on and so on.....

Well, yesterday when I was driving my van I looked up at the oil change sticker on my windshield and down at the odometer and realized that I was 26 kms past oil change time...I'm usually quite a stickler about this because we had one engine on our very first van burn out because this wasn't attended to...ever since then I'm rather paranoid about it all. Since I knew we'd be going up north today...I got it in to the oil change place....the very nice man there informed me that I had a leak in a drive shaft seal...thankfully it's still under warranty..unfortunately it needed to be attended to as early as possible...the car dealership where it is under warranty needed or could take it first thing this morning....so....hubby is on his way with it to hopefully get that fixed.....this means that we wont get away til probably noon and we wont get to stop at the trailer to get it opened up...which means when we all troop up there next Friday for our holiday...well, lets just say...it will be a very long day..doing all the work required to 'open' it and then unpacking and setting up.

This also impacts tomorrow which was going to entail taking the dogs to the vet in the morning to get their required inoculations so they can stay at the kennel next week while we are gone. You see, we have two large dogs...my hubby has to be here to take them to the vet but he had to change the time of taking his car into the shop to tomorrow morning. Yes, there's more....son Ben is going to a theme park near Toronto with the church youth group tomorrow morning...he has to be at the church for 8 a.m.,...(hubby wasn't impressed with that news) ...so now...hubby will take Ben, drop him off at the church, go to the auto repair place, leave his car, get a drive home so he can be here by 10 a.m. to take the dogs for a 10:30 a.m. appointment to get their needles. In the afternoon we have plans to visit friends that we haven't seen for awhile...we're looking forward to that but I'm starting to question whether we will be able to carry on an interesting conversation with our friends when we'll be likely to be nodding off!

On the home front Emma has been up to her normal tricks and of course we're still the worst parents ever....c'est la vie....one of these days she'll grow up and hopefully all will be well.

School is done...Megan and Ben finished yesterday and in a few moments I have to go and pick up Emma from her last exam.....
......and the summer begins....good grief.

7 comments:

Katharine said...

My son is writing his last exam this morning too...Aren't you so glad that's over! Sounds like you have a very busy start to your summer! Have a wonderful time at the trailer!
blessings!

therealkc said...

I think the last few weeks leading up to a vacation time are the craziest. Hang in there until you get a much deserved break.

Ashley Pichea said...

Sounds like you've been thrown a few curveballs this week! Enjoy the weekend!!

joyceandnorm said...

I'm glad you realized about the oil before heading out for your trip. I hope that everything goes smoothly here on out.

LydiaCate said...

Happy summer! Maybe after the car gets fixed and oiled up that will be the start of a relaxing and uneventful summer for your family. We can pray at least!
Sure have missed visiting!
Blessings!

Jen said...

I haven't been by here in forever! Good to see how you are doing, but so sorry the plans didn't turn out how you expected.

Oh, and I'm SUCH the stickler for the oil change, too!

Rachel Anne said...

Glad you caught the problem before your trip - nothing worse than having a breakdown on your vacation! It sounds like you are keeping very busy, between the kids and grandkids. I can't believe William is getting a baby brother or sister....seems like he was born a blink ago.

I also can't believe it's that hot up there - what's the deal? You've gotta be tired of it....I know we are, but then again in Texas you expect the 100's. blech.