I declare this Murphy’s week7 March , 2014
Seriously…the hits just keep on coming, BUT it’s Friday! This streak has got to end somewhere, right?
Monday: My car dies (suspect either battery or starter). Upside: I have a friend-colleague who gives me a ride home, and my parents can pick up Nicola.
Tuesday: Car gets collected and I sit anticipating a massive quote (car is a little overdue for a service – which I had hoped to push for another month or so…guess not). Also my neck goes into a spasm on the right hand side – not so awesome. Two upsides to this day: battery issue confirmed, which is MUCH cheaper than a new starter, and my folks lend me the Audi so I don’t have to walk where I need to.go.
Wednesday: Car is still not ready. It rains like in the days of Noah and I spend 5 f-ing hours in traffic with a stiff neck in a car which I don’t smoke in. I end up almost floating the Audi under the bridge on Barry Hertzog. Upside: If I was in the Tazz that puddle would have been too deep to cross – there were waves! Had a great dinner at my folks, brother and SIL also there.
Thought this was the hold up…it wasn’t. Hahaha, silly me.
Problem 5 of about 10. We really aren’t geared for flooding in Jhb.
Thursday: Wake up feeling like shit (rained on maybe once too many times followed by aircon to keep the windows mist free?). Neck enters previously unknown levels of stiffness. I go to work for the exclusive purpose of taking delivery of my car. Get chirped by a mechanic when I follow up for the third time at 13:30. That’s it. I have had enough. Tell snippy to make sure to have the car ready for collection Friday morning (at which time he is going to get a proper earful from me once I have the keys). Leave work early to go catch a nap and some Voltaren. Get home and scrape the Audi because I switched off the park assist when it annoyed me with it’s constant squeeking (we have a very twisty drive way, but even the rain seemed to get it excited in wide open spaces). Just petfect…I completely loose my shit and become a blubbering mess. Tolerance point, definitely reached and breached. Upside: When I pick Nicola up from school, all her friends ask me to take some photos of them, and I get some great ones of my normally camera shy daughter too. I get a big hug from all of them before we go…Oh boy, and I needed it! I pop in to show my dad the scratches and he is not phased by it at all. It was an accident and we’re all fine – which is what matters most to him (what a hero!). To make me feel better my dad goes round all the cars showing me little dings and scrapes and telling me who put them there…it works. Nicola picks me a bunch of flowers and I get a lot of hugs and kisses.
Northcliff koppie…invisible! Felt like CT there for a bit.
Friday: Been up since 1:00 when all thing drained by the load shedding at 19:30 were fully charged again and beeped or vibrated in celebration. My neck still hurts like crazy, and being tired but unable to fall back asleep hasn’t done much for me. Also, I forgot to buy smokes yesterday *sigh* and I have a pimple developing on my lips that hurts everytime I wipe my nose (pretty often since I now have a cold). Upside: not sure yet, but the day is young – I’m sure something will present itself soon. 😉
How was your week? Did you get to higher ground? Build an ark? Make friends with a pod of playful dolphins?