I knew something was up when he got in the car and said, "I'm going to start focusing better next week". (He was prepping me for the note he was about to whip out of his book bag!) He said he had actually made the plane the night before at home and somehow it got put in his book bag and he pulled it out and said, "What's this doing in here?" I believed him since he and Devin had made about twenty the night before and flew them all over the house and in the backyard.
~After taking my car back to the dealership three times in the past two weeks, the bozos still did not fix the a/c issue. They called back this time and said, "Well, that part didn't fix it either. Looks like it needs a new compressor (NOT cheap!)". Charlie pretty much told them he'd lost all faith in them, that he wanted our money back and that we'd be a takin' our business elsewhere.
The go-between guy we'd been dealing with went in the boss's office and Charlie decided to follow him on in there. I quick-like got on my iPhone and tried to look all busy because I had a feeling things were about to get ugly. The guy was very defensive, unapologetic and actually made the statement, "I am world class." Oh, no he di'int! Charlie held it together better than I would have by saying, "Well in all due respect, sir, you weren't the one working on it...I'm done with this conversation and I want my money back." We got our money back. And made an appointment with someone else.
~I cleaned up Dracen's room while he was at school yesterday. No.small.feat! I think next time I'll call up Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs and say, "Boy, have I got a good one for you!" Because seriously, I was so tempted to roll over and wave my white flag about halfway through.
The most perplexing thing I found was hundreds of pieces of what used to be a small bar of soap (like the ones in hotel bathrooms) all over behind and under his bed, buried underneath a pile of construction paper, stuffed animals, and various other items. I'm not sure I would have known what it even was had the wrapper not still been there.
But that didn't come close to the ziploc bag of molded jerky I uncovered. That was straight up nasty.
It was really good to find the floor again though and not have to get that dreaded itchy feeling as if I'm about to walk onto an episode of Hoarders every time I go in there!
~While I was in there, I found his scrapbook/photo album one of his preschool teachers made him when he was three and couldn't help but to pause and flip through it before putting it away. I'm not going to lie, I teared up.
When did my little boy get so big?!
They grow up so dang fast, don't they? Last weekend we drove to Chapel Hill to see and help Shana (my stepdaughter) get settled into her dorm for her freshman year. I reminded myself and Charlie that Shana was the same age Devin is now when we met and now here she is going away to college already. Time flies. Don't blink!
~Did y'all know that there is an app for keeping mosquitoes away? My blood has always been a delicacy for skeeters so I thought it couldn't hurt to try. I sat out on the deck reading the other afternoon, opened that little buzzing app up and do you know, I did not get one bite? Not one! A-mazing.
I've also got a bird chirping app, a duck calling app and a dog sounds app that drives Lucky and the Wieners crazy. Yesterday I found one called "my robot voice" where you hit 'record', talk into it and then play it back in different robotic voices. I laughed until I cried. I'm such a dork.
Got a cool app I should know about? Do tell.
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