Monday, November 18, 2013

Upsetting Mikey

I had a great plan for today.
The plan was to get out of the house at 7:20, drop Hannah at school, go on to MIL's to drop off some boxes and then go to the mall and start some Christmas shopping.
Great plan!
Reality.  Got out of the house okay, dropped Hannah off on time.  Mikey says he has to put gas in the car. I told him that I didn't want to double back in heavy traffic because it would add another 20 minuets to the journey.  I was confident that on the way we find a gas station.
We head off towards MILs, I am watching the fuel gauge, it was in the red, but I felt sure we would be okay.  We got half way there when the car stopped, we had run out of gas.  There were no gas stations, we were on the edge of an industrial area.  I had no idea what to do, we didn't have our cell phones with us, there were only a few houses and a load of factories around.  Mikey and David took off walking to find a gas station, I sat in the car and waited!  It took 3 hours to get the gas.  The first small station they came to refused to sell gas in a container.  The 2nd place said that they had to go to a home center to buy a special container, another half hour walk and half hour wait for the store to open!   So me not wanting to spend an extra 20 minutes cost us 3 hours.  Poor Mikey was really upset.  But I told him that I had a good story for the blog.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What happened?

I can't believe that we are already into the first week of November!  Time is just flying by!  I am still in September in my mind, so every time the date comes up I do a double take!
October turned out to be rather tough. I was busy, kids also had a lot going on. Sports Day and camp for Hannah, Eiken test and Halloween stuff here, which meant everybody helping out.  Then I got hit with a combination of allergies and a heavy cold.  That put me in bed for two days!  I am still recovering and face days of awful headaches.  I think my nose is stuffy at night so I wake up with the most awful headaches.  Mornings are getting cold, I am up at 5am to make breakfast and obento. Poor Christopher has to leave at 6:40, he has signed up extra class that starts at 7:35.  Kind of tough but I hope it helps him with tests!
I have some photos to post, next time!