Yesterday's appointment was for 2 of the children at the dentist. At 9:00 a.m.
Up at 6:30. Family devotions - 7:00. Breakfast - 7:45. Everyone dressed by 8:20. In the van at 8:30. Wow. Good to go.
Wait a minute. Van won't start. The ignition is broken. WHAT?! I'm actually going to be on time for once in my life! Why is this happening!?
Called the dentist office and they said to come in as soon as we could because they had blocked off 1 1/2 hours for the work. Yikes!
Thankfully, hubby is still home and since he is self-employed he can take a day off without any notice whatsoever and not be penalized for it.
So after 30 minutes of trying to fix ignition, I and the two appointments head off in my husband's car. Which stinks because he had loaded up the trash to take off the night before. Thankfully it was warm and we rolled down the windows. Swung by the convenience center to dump trash. It's closed on Wednesdays. Double yuck!
Jumped on the interstate. Got to Knoxville, construction cones are everywhere! (Which is nothing new in Knoxville). Noooooo!! I'm already late, come on people!
Thankfully only one lane was closed and the traffic is not heavy. Whew! A reprieve.
Got to the dentist a good 50 minutes AFTER scheduled appointment. I felt soooo bad. But the people there are VERY nice and understanding when I told them all that had transpired.
One child they said they would finish his dental work that morning and they would try to get the other one worked in.
They managed to do both. So glad. I have another appointment for the one next week. And another appointment the following week for a couple of other children. We know the people at the dentist very well. :)
Left the dentist a little after 12 noon with cavities filled.
Stopped by a bookstore to trade books. Found a few good ones. Life is good. :) The day is looking up.
Started home with stinky trash. Feeling a little sick so stopped by my favorite eatery (Texas Roadhouse) for some Rattlesnake Bites and an order of fries to hold us until we got home. Yum! They also threw in their yummy rolls and a bag of peanuts.
So, although the day started out pretty bad, it ended well.
The van however is a different story. :)
Until next time...