Sunday, September 30, 2012

Win Some, Lose Some

It's been a couple of crazy weeks. The conference room project at work is moving along
This is the room before all the work started.

and this is the room as it looked just before work stopped on Friday afternoon.

While all this was going on, the Accounting and Information Technology departments (moi) were working on the fiscal month and quarter end closing.  Which means I put in a twelve-hour day on Friday.

I needed a little break from work-work-work, so yesterday I did a little retail therapy, then drove over to a new grocery store in town. I'd been meaning to check it out for a few weeks. The store was awesome.  I did my groceries and then as I was getting out of the parking lot, I accidentally drove over a curb.

I knew I had done something wrong when the low pressure light on my dashboard lit up. I drove to a gas station to put some air in the tire, but when I looked at the tire I knew it was bad. The tire was as flat as a pancake. I was amazed the car had driven so well. I called AAA and when the guy came, he took one look at the tire and said, "Well THAT'S wrecked.  You're gonna need a new one."

Sunday morning I went out to get the few things at my usual grocery store. (The new one hadn't had all the cat food flavors Millie prefers.)  Just down the road is a tire store that advertises good prices.  I had the tire replaced for less money than I had expected.

Today I'll be doing all the housework I've been putting off.  Laundry, dishes, the checkbook, vacuuming, etc. And I've got to watch the Ryder Cup and of course, Millie has to watch her friends, the guys named Pat. No sewing, probably, but an easy day.

4 comments:

Derby, Ducky said...

Sorry about the tire, wheels/tires don't like bouncing over curbs.

What is the name of your fancy new foods store? Mum likes our local fancy store, specially for good produce and meat.

Terri said...

Life happens - no matter what we want to do.
Hugs

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ouch!

Take it easy - you deserve some down time!!

Cher said...

oh my...! glad to hear you are now pretty much at the end of the heavy lifting at work and the tire was so easy to replace and...you may have the energy to return to quilting!