Thought I'd share my funny day yesterday with you all....
The day started with the 'normal' craziness that a home with 3 boisterous kids all trying to get ready for school etc. is. On top of that, we had an orthodontist appointment for Sarah and she had to take a note for the teacher. Which I forgot to write.
Nevermind I think to myself. I'll go for my walk this morning, cut it a bit short to make the appointment and give her the letter while she is on road patrol duty.
So off I go. And there are Matt and Sarah doing nothing. WHAT? I ask them what's going on. "There's no parent here to help us, we get told off if we start without an adult". So I get them started and stay on. Ok, so that's only another half hour off my walk, but it's all good. Giving Sarah her note, we do crossing duty and off they go back to school while I head off on my walk.
Ok, Total so far lost time.... 1 hour.
So I finish my walk, have a shower and race up to school to get Sarah for her appointment. We have a lovely chat over the bridge and to our appointment and sit in the waiting room. Our time passes and then the next appointment time and I'm thinking, this is wrong, they are always on time. What's going on? Sarah pipes up, but isn't my appointment time 11.45 Mum, not 10.45? Oh. My. Goodness! She is right. I chat to the receptionist and just tell her what's happened and would they possibly have had anyone cancel that we could take their spot? No? Ok, By now we've only got half an hour to wait. So we wait.
By the time we finish, it's another hour lost.
Total time lost : 2 hours.
On the way back to school, I decide to stop off at the supermarket (I know! What was I thinking? Should've got Sarah back to school first), but, our close supermarket closed the day before and I was going past this one so why not pop in and save petrol and time?! Makes sense right? Yeah. Right.
It did, until I said Sarah could stay in the car. Without thinking. Of course the radio was on, the lights (if you've read my story about the cop, you'll understand this!), and the air con. It was hot yesterday. And when I get back to the car, it wouldn't start. ARGH!
Now, I have to admit this has happened before. Another hot sunny day and we were waiting on the boys at cricket. I should've remembered. I should've learnt. Hmmmm. So that time, I just had to wait a 15 minutes or so with everything off, and it came right. This time it didn't. After about half an hour it still wasn't right.
So I ring 0800jumpme. Which I highly recommend if you get stuck with a dead battery. Andy was at work, busy. So half an hour after I call, and $65 lighter, we are on our way again.
Total time lost: 3 hours.
The man has told me I need to keep the car running for half an hour to ensure it will charge up. Ok, so home is only 5mins away, so what to do? I drop Sarah off at school. All good. I need to wash my car, so I think, yep, all good, I'll go do that. I can leave the car running in the wash. It'll help me out, get a job done. All good.
And as I drive towards the car wash I see the wash is empty. Fantastic. But just as I pull up to start the car wash. Someone else pulls in front of me. At this point, I just had to laugh.
It wasn't going to be my day.
So with 3.5 hours lost before 1.30pm, I decide to finish my wash, go home and do some work at home. Done.
Oh, and before I forget, I can add a whole evening too..... as later that afternoon, I started getting tummy cramps. Fevers. Oh flip! Off to bed I go at 6.30pm. And a whole evening is lost. ARGH!
Here's hoping for a better day today! Grin.