Sunday, October 12, 2008

Car Blood Bath, Tears of Frustration, Family Time, Tears of Happiness, Aggie Football, Tears of Disappointment, Family Leaves, Tears of Separation

It has been a crazy couple of days, so I guess I should document them for posterity!!

It all began on Thursday morning when I went to start my car at 6:30 AM, and it decided that it didn't want to go in reverse. My car actually didn't want to go in any direction at this point. I decided to get out of my car where I heard liquid gushing heavily from some part of my sick car. Thirty seconds later my garage looked like a murder scene. The six paper towels just weren't doing the trick to sop up the crazy red transmission fluid mess that was on my garage floor. The most frustrating part of this whole ordeal is that my car had just been repaired at the dealership two days before the blood bath scene occurred. This is why the frustrated tears began to flow...

I quickly called work and told them that I would probably be about 1-2 hours late because I was going to have to get my car towed to the dealership. This made me feel completely awful as work has been chaos due to the recent change to a new computer system. There are great stories from this to be saved for a later post!! Anyway, it was 6:30 AM in the morning, and I decided to use my AAA for a tow. AAA quoted me 45 minutes for a tow truck. I sat feeling sick to my stomach for 50 minutes and there was still NO tow truck. I called AAA back who told me that the tow truck driver could not get in my apartment gate (which I know is broken, so it's open!!) and could not get a hold of me (had wrong phone number!!). They then tell me they must dispatch the tow truck again, and it will be ANOTHER 45 minutes. I am getting panicky at this point as I am picturing even more chaos at work due to being one person down! Tears continue to flow as I wait and keep calling the dealership who supposedly opens at 7 AM, but still no one is answering the phone at 7:45 AM. Finally my mother talked some sense into me and told me to call someone for a ride and just leave the car sitting in the garage. The wonderful part of the story is that my parents were coming to visit me on Thursday afternoon. She told me that they would arrange for the tow truck to come when they got into town. I felt bad to be calling my friend and co-worker, Tina, to take me to work, but she quickly rescued me and I was at work about 1 hour and 15 minutes late! My parents got my car towed, and the dealership is STILL working on fixing my transmission.

I cried when Dad picked me up from work (more tears). I was just SO happy to see my parents! We went to eat at Texas de Brazil and had a wonderful Thursday night together. How do my parents always make everything better!!??!! After eating we went by the Toyota and Honda dealerships to just do some window shopping. It was great fun, but I don't know what I'm going to do once my car is fixed.

Mom, Dad, Kelsey, and I headed down to Austin on Friday morning to stay with Todd, Candace, and the babies. We had a wonderful time visting with them and seeing their new house. Their decorations are perfect...they have been working SO hard. Dad, Todd, Candace, Kelsey, and I went to the A&M/K State game on Saturday. Sweet Grandma stayed home with Brennan and Ella who had a wonderful time with their Grandma. The game brought tears of disappointment for all Aggie fans, but it was great to get to College Station. There is always next year...

Mom and Dad drove me home today, and I was really dreading having to say goodbye to them. I haven't cried in a long time during our goodbyes, but for some reason I cried today. I think it was a combination of stress at work, car problems, and just plain missing them TONS. I haven't been to the A-town since Mother's Day and probably won't get to go home until maybe Christmas (if that is where we do Christmas this year!). I appreciate my parents so much for all they have done for me and how much they love me, and I am not embarassed to admit that I do miss them TONS!!

Thanks for riding along with me on my weekend's emotional roller coaster....

2 comments:

Kelsey said...
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Emily said...

The car blood bath completely took me back to a certain incident with power steering fluid, a late night, and a parking garage.

I am glad your parents were here!!!

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