Thursday, April 8, 2010

things can go wrong

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...


I am blessed! said...

It's good to know I'm not the only one who has days like that! I got ready to drive to church yesterday and realized my husband had loaded up the back of my suburuban with a new tiller and folded down my seats. I called him and was like how am I supposed to fit my 5 kids in this car with no backseat? Ha! His car has been out of comission for about 9 months so he's been riding his motorcycle or borrowing mine. I'm ready for him to get his truck fixed! Congrats on your pregnancy!

Jenny B said...

WOw jen sounds like our house! LOL John used to say if there was a bomb that blew up only construction orange things Knoxville would be destroyed! LOL

Anonymous said...

They had better be nice to you with all the business you give them! :-)

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

After reading your post I feel both flustered and joyous all in one breath!!! :-)

Hope the van gets fixed sooooon!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Just found your blog! Sorry about the van!! I love the pictures of the eggs!

Rachel said...

Glad to have found your blog!

Blessings to you!

Missy said...

That story about going to the dentist is so funney. Sounds like something our family would go through, we had both vehicles tare up in the same week and had to borrow the church van. I'm thankful we could use it but it was just so hectic that now when I think about it I need to laugh. Missy

He & Me + 3 said...

Well glad the day got better and the cavities got filled.

Arlene said...

Gotta love days like that, huh? :P Glad you were able to get all the appointments in anyway! Hope you'll be able to get the van fixed soon!

chili pepper said...

Sorry to hear about your van. I hope it is up and running by now. Sometimes I think the old horse and buggy system would be better than the constant string of car maintenance and repairs☺ It sounds like you redeemed your "stinky" day anyway. Isn't it sweet to know God is handling it all?

heidi said...

Glad the day ended better than it started! Geesh!

Stupid car problems. UGH!