Sunday, October 14, 2012

Busy Weekend

This weekend felt like it was crazy busy. I know it probably wasn't compared to a lot of other people (especially those with children), but it felt like it to me. It started Friday night. I got home at about 6:30, got online and ordered a pizza from Pizza Hut (sausage, pepperoni and mushroom) and reserved a movie at RedBox (The Avengers). Then we headed out to Quik Trip to get gas in Bob's car, went to Hen House to pick up the movie, and went to Pizza Hut to pick up the pizza. The order hadn't gone through correctly, so they had made a cheese-only pizza, and I ended up sitting there for 15 minutes, and Bob sitting in the car, while they made a new one.

It turned out to be a very enjoyable evening -- we had pizza, watched the movie, made popcorn, just had a really nice, relaxing night.

Then, on Saturday, we woke up to rain. I've been worried about my car. Sometimes (most of the time) it acts like it doesn't want to start, and sometimes takes a couple of tries. I was worried that it was something major/electrical. I have a friend at work who knows a lot about cars, and when I explained it to him, he said it sounded like it was probably just the battery, which was a relief.

So I started out getting my nails done, then went to Target to pick up a prescription, and when I got back in the car it wouldn't start the first time, so I sucked it up and went to Advance Auto Parts to have the battery tested. It was just sprinkling at the time, but by the time they had tested it (it was BAD), we'd gone back in and bought a new battery, and gone back out to install it, it was raining in earnest.

I stayed outside in solidarity while the technician was putting in the battery, but she was having trouble--the battery had leaked and welded the clamp to the battery post, and it wouldn't come off--and she told me go ahead and get back in the car. It just kept raining harder, and two guys came out to work on it, and she went back inside. It turned out that they had to cut the wires and put on another clamp (which they didn't charge me for), so it took forever, and I was soaked from standing in the rain, and still had errands to do.

Once the battery was in (and the car started right up!), I went to Price Chopper because Target didn't have the Sugar Free Oregon Chai concentrate that I needed, then went to Hen House to return the movie and pick up something for dinner, which ended up being cold fried chicken and a salad.

While I was there I picked up another Red Box movie (Snow White and the Huntsman), but Bob didn't home from work until almost 10:00, so I begged off and went to bed and left him to watch it alone.

This morning after he left for work, I got up and went to get my oil changed. It was past due, but I would have put it off except that we're going to Lake Taneycomo in a couple of weeks, and Bob needs tires, so I think we're going to take my car. I went to Valvoline Instant Oil Change, and it was pretty quick. Then I headed to Ulta because I had a $5 off $10 coupon and I needed conditioner, then to Petco in Olathe for cat food because no one closer sells the Eukaneuba dry food that Dinah eats.

They actually didn't have it, either. She eats the Weight Control type, but they only had it in 40 pounds bags, and even if I thought she'd eat it all eventually, I don't have any place to store it. So I got the weight control/hairball control type, and will mix it with the other that I have left. Hopefully it will be okay. I hate to change her food, since it seems to invariably cause problems, but I don't know what else to do.

Then I had to come home because I had forgotten to bring the movie to return. So I got that, went back out and returned it, went back to Quik Trip to get gas in my car, then came home and am now doing laundry. Bob will have leftover fried chicken for dinner, and I'm not sure what I'll have, but I'll find something.

Busy weekend!