Thanks, Shelly, for this tag...love it!!!!!
As most of you are aware, just about anything I own can and will break at the most inopportune time. What else is new?
The other day I walked by my car that Megan is using on the way to get the bus. I drive a beater car that my BF has loaned me locally only. I thought I smelled gas by my car but was in a hurry. It wasn't awful. I checked again when I got home. I didn't smell a thing so I figured it was coming from somewhere else. I asked the kids. Of course, they said OCD was setting in again. Yesterday morning, same thing only much stronger. I knew it wasn't the gas tank. I had the car inspected in Feb. I had to put a gas tank in my BF's car last year during inspection. The tank is in the rear of the car. The odor was in the front. Ok...now what is it?
When I got home from work last night, my BF was in my pool looking for the leak again. Megan and Joey came flying in the driveway in my car. They had been out to eat. I could smell the gas from my deck. No imagining it. So, I asked my BF and Joey to see if they smelled it. Yep....Megan did too. My BF and Joey looked under the car by the front wheel. Sure enough, gas was pouring out of the fuel line. No biggie to fix...Oh yeah....I live in a rural area. Mechanics do not work on Saturday or Sunday. No biggie they say...wait until Monday.
LOL...I flipped because I'm leaving for Ohio Tues morning and yes, this is a biggie. As always, after I OCD for a minute or two, I spring into action. No way am I not going to Ohio. I called Enterprise. I can rent a car for $38 with unlimited mileage since I'm still traveling in my extended area. There is one place open today where I get my oil changed. My BF is far more persuasive and smoozes with the guys there all the time so he's going to call and see if they can do it Monday. If not, Plan B will go into place. I already have a car reserved. I just have to let them know Monday morning if I need it or not.
Now to Katie Jane's comment, whose journal is also featured by Penny this week. I had to crack up. I think Penny will get a chuckle out of this also....my BF is sure that Penny is a pseudonym for some cyberstalker who is luring me to Ohio. Of course, my fuel line leak is a warning to me...rolf. Now, he has Megan paranoid. I did bring this on myself by mentioning good old "Jimbo" from MySpace.
Anyway, I'm filling my pool up. If the water appears to be leaking, I'm calling the pool place. They can find the leak and patch it with the water in it. Now, so I'm told...lol...I was imagining this also at the end of last summer. I hope so but probably not.
Rambling on, I had several discussions with Megan about her having an "all girl" party when I'm gone. I have repeatedly told her NO parties when I'm not home at all since the last fiasco when I was in Fla. last summer. Seems Ms. Megan is hard of hearing. She came skipping in as soon as her and Joey got home and said Joey didn't mind if the girls came over as long as they were quiet. Hunh? Since when is Joey the boss? Only two girls...then she started rambling off names. After she got to the 5th or 6th, I said whoa. Then I mentioned alcohol. No answer. She flew in the house. My BF was shaking his head. I took some deep breaths because I felt a fight coming on. I'm sticking to my guns and told the little one that. NO party; no friends in the house while I'm gone. I did suggest that she have her all girl party Monday night while I'm home. Didn't go over well so I know she was up to no good. My BF is going to be the guard dog. Unfortunately, I do not trust Megan one bit. This is going to be one long summer.
Have a good Saturday! It is supposed to be 90 here today so I'm going to run my errands early.