Thursday, December 30, 2010
Work, for real this time
It wasn't long before the "Golden Girls" got up and Auntie had a hair appointment. I didn't get the front of her car completely shoveled out the other day before it froze, but the back was clear. As she was leaving I told her to just back straight out and not turn the wheels. And then I watched in the window. Did she listen??? Noooooo. She turned the wheels and put it in drive. And Yes, she got herself stuck. I watched her spin, and spin, and spin - all the while thinking ---"I TOLD YOU SO"
So, I got dressed and went out and that stupid car would not move. After a minute she went back in the house. I thought - good idea - stay in the sun porch til I get the car moved. I was making some progress and had just got a little momentum and was ready to tramp on the gas pedal ......when she comes back out with a shovel and stood in front of the car!!!! Un- freaking-believable! I slammed on the brakes but for a split second I thought "no jury would convict me". (kidding.....sort of) Let me tell you - the air was blue inside the car - my lips were just-a-flapping!
That was the last straw. I told her to get in my car and I would drive her. It was only a couple of streets away and Mom was locked inside the house. When I got back I was still mad and determined to move that stupid car. The wheels were spinning and smoking and I didn't care. Then I see a young man coming up the street. Geez, he will think I a dumb woman driver! Anyway, he walked in the driveway and pushed me out. What a sweet young man. But Auntie is still in the dog-house with me!
I took out my frustration on my closet next. I ended up taking 2 large garbage bags to the Thrift Store Drop Off and 1 bag is destined for the curb. In between throw in 4 loads of laundry, put half of the gifts away from under the tree, and then we had 2 different car-loads of visitors before supper. And in the Maritime way - visitors all get served tea and crumpets. Just like going to Deanne's shop - you get offered a cup of tea! I did dishes 5 times today!
So I think I made up for my lazy day yesterday.
To answer a couple of questions asked lately:
1) A neighbor checked our beach and my cottage is OK. We are on the high side of the road and the majority of damage was on the other side of the lane. Whew!
2) The Kindle - Well, it fell through. Apparently the wife committed it to a family member. (This is another reason to stay single - hahaha) I guess that is just another excuse to get an IPAD. lol