22 Mar

Today has started out as an extremely crappy day. Last night I asked my oldest about homework and was ignored before being told that she didn’t have any. This morning she tells me five minutes before we leave for school that she didn’t do her homework. Yes, the homework I asked about last night.

My youngest decided this morning that anything I asked about she didn’t know. She didn’t know where anything was and when she decided to smarten up, she took forever to find/do. After getting rid  taking the girls to their respective schools, I had planned on driving across town to a temp. agency for work. I get almost there and what do you think happens? My car begins to shake. It doesn’t want to shift or accelerate.

I turn the car around and begin the drive home and get stuck behind a man afraid to drive over 25 miles/hr. By this point my car is shaking like mad and I’m scared to death that the car is going to break down before I can get home. I finally make it to the last major intersection (by this point the accelerator is on the floor of the car and the car is sputtering), the car feels like it’s going to die. I pull out my phone to call my mom-just in case- and look down at the power bars. I have  one bar.

I flicked on my hazard lights. The cars are lining up behind me and beside me. The light changes color (of course there’s a tun arrow that I have to wait for first). I’m finally able to drive and the car sputters along. Suddenly, it takes off. To make a long story longer I get home, pop the hood, and check the fluids. My oil is where it should be, but I have no transmission fluid. None at all. I’m hoping that by filling it up the car will run. Cross your fingers for me. (I almost forgot, after I got home I turned the car off, waited a minute, and tried to restart it. It popped right off. No shaking. No smoking. No nothing.)


9 Responses to “Crap”

  1. Christine d'Abo March 22, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    Fingers crossed. I hate it when my van dies on me and how crappy it feels. I hope everything works out for you hon.

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried March 22, 2007 at 11:14 am #

    Geez, Scoop. What a morning! (btw, my son pulled similar stuff with HIS schoolwork — not the homework, but the stuff done in class)

    Hang in there, babe.

  3. Holly March 22, 2007 at 12:54 pm #

    UGH. I hate days like that. I’ve been dealing with similar issues with my kids, too. The Girl is driving me NUTS! She’s been hiding her homework under the bed so she doesn’t have to do it. *bangs head on desk*

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the car thing. I HATE car trouble. But can I just say…it totally warms my heart that you can check your own fluids. A lot of people I know can’t. 😉

    Feel better, babe. It can only look up from here, right?


  4. Gypsy March 22, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    I think someone needs some Calgon to take her away. Sorry you’re having a crap day.

  5. AnneD March 22, 2007 at 2:15 pm #

    I think your kids, and mine rolled out of the same side of bed this morning – unfortunately its spring break here, hubby is in Kansas (we’re in Florida) and its just me and kiddo – ah yeah, so not a good plan.

  6. scooper March 22, 2007 at 2:32 pm #

    Christine- Thanks, I’m off to buy the transmission fluid.

    Susan- You know who’s not watching tv tonight, right?

    Holly- What’s up with kids? Don’t they know that they’re going to get caught? About the car, I had no choice but to learn how to check the fluids. Changing them is something else.

    Gypsy- How about Calgon and a jet plane?

    AnneD- Spring break. I forgot all about that coming up. Good luck to you too.

  7. Holly March 22, 2007 at 5:56 pm #

    You know, I asked The Girl about that and she said, “Well, you didn’t find out for a long time” But I DID Find out! Sheesh. I’m looking at this nice convent in New Zealand for her. I think the nuns will be good for her, don’t you?

  8. Rosie March 22, 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    Scoop I’m so sorry your day was crap! I hope you get the car issue resolved without it costing an arm and a leg. I’m sending you good vibes.

    BTW, when you figure out the answer to the homework thing let me know. I still have to grill my 16 year old about homework and he’s a junior in high school for crap sakes!

  9. scooper March 22, 2007 at 11:44 pm #

    Holly- She’d prob. find away to not do homework there either. Then you have to factor in the ‘no fear of mother’ that would be going on. You know that when mom’s gone it’s time to play.

    Rosie- The car still isn’t working well. I guess I’ll call the mechanic in the morning. I don’t think I’ll ever understand the homework thing.

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