Monday, March 5, 2012

Relaxing Weekend

Michael wanted to get the oil changed in the van so we dropped it off on Friday night.  We didn't want to worry about getting up early on a Saturday just to drop the van off. Since we were close we went to eat at Judge Beans.  If you look at the previous post you will get to see a crummy picture of the klassy atmosphere where we ate on Friday night.  I was disappointed. The food used to be great. Our waitress was an older lady but she had only been working there two days.  Somehow I don't think she has waited tables before.  She was very sweet but messed up our order a bit.

After we got home from dinner we got busy doing some small repair work on the house.  Micheal patched up the nail holes in the entry way and then painted. While he was busy working in the entry way I was busy in the master bathroom reinstalling the soap dish.  Had I known it would be that easy I would have done it a while ago. We have no clue what we are doing when it comes to repair work on our home.  I have replaced light switches and a switch to the heater in the bathroom.  Had it not been for a really good friend showing me what to do I would have never even tried.

Saturday, I woke up a little before 7 AM.  If you know me, you know I am NOT a morning person.  I never have been and never will be.  Michael had woke up around 6:30.  (Ironic considering we went to all the trouble to take the van up to the shop last night so we didn't have to wake up early.) We ended up talking and watching TV for a bit. Michael got a call from the shop to let us know that the check engine light was on. So he okayed the repair work.  It stinks because we just had it in the shop last week to get something else repaired.  We hate putting any more money into this old van because it's 14 years old and has no air conditioning or heater and has well over 250K miles on it. We are hoping to buy a new vehicle by the end of the year and get rid of the van. But, we have to payoff Blake's Extera.

I've mentioned before how Michael has been on a reorganizing kick well, he has been working a little at a time on the garage and today he wrapped it up.  The garage looks awesome.  After he finished the garage we went to get the van.  After we dropped it off at the house we set out looking for Firehouse Subs.  I pulled it up on my phone GPS and according to the phone there was one 2.5 miles from our house.  So we set out following the directions and end up in the middle of a neighborhood.  Michael was aggravated I just laughed. It's not like we had set plans today. Then the crazy phone took us on some long way  around to the actual sub shop.  I thought Michael was going to blow a gasket.  I kept laughed at him.  Some how I don't think this made his mood any better.  We finally got there and got the yummy sandwiches.  Not sure if they worth all the driving but they were good.  On the bright side we now know exactly where it is and can get there quite a bit easier then the way Cybil took us.  Yeah, I named my phone Cybil after the adventure she took us on.  It's not the first time Cybil has steered us wrong. After we ate we head to the Neighborhood Wal Mart and got our grocery shopping out of the way. It's always such a reliefe to have that chore out of the way.

I didn't get to sleep until close 6AM on Sunday morning.  I hate when I can't get to sleep. It threw my entire Sunday off. Michael was very sweet and let me sleep in.  Once I finally woke up he got back into organizing and now our kitchen cabinets look amazing. I only went through a couple of boxes and sorted through them.  Michael came along and didn't like what I did with some of the things and did his thing with them.  This is why I let him organize things his way.  It's just easier sometimes.  We wound up our Sunday by watching the Walking Dead.

All in all it was a nice quite weekend. I enjoy the kind of weekends when we can just go with the flow. I know me and if it was like this every weekend it would drive me batty.  I know I can enjoy them because we will be heading again to see Blake play ball and this time he might get to come home with us for a few days.  We were not expecting that but are very happy to have learned of this. 

How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun?

Have a wonderful Monday.
Jackie

2 comments:

Carolynne said...

Hahaha! Okay, I love that you called your phone Cybil. Brilliant :D It's okay that she took you to the wrong place at first because she knew you wanted to go on an adventure :D

I just bought a new car in October because I was having the same kind of problems. I love my old car, but it just wasn't worth my money to keep repairing it. Hopefully you can get a new car soonish.

I honestly love the feeling of being able to reorganize. Everything feels new and clean when I am done :D Keep up the awesome work.

As for my weekend, honestly, I didn't do anything. I worked all weekend and it was fairly busy at work. Nothing new LOL

Jackie Hall said...

I just feel so bad for my husband. He is the one driving that old van around. He will not let Blake or I drive it at all. So it worries me that he drives it around.

How exciting you got a new car! What did you get? I kind of want the Ford, Edge but, I'm not 100% on it yet. I don't know if I want to spend that kind of money on something I will replace in 10 years.