Hot Mess...lol...my new favorite phrase that is just catching on in Pittsburgh. Not sure if it's well known or not but means something like a chaotic mess. Actually, it's more of a hood term here.
I begged Shelly for that tag above. Toooooo cute, isn't it? And, no I'm not painting today. The sun is supposed to shine all day so I'm baking by my pool. My BF came up last night and put different sand in my filter. We got the bargain basement stuff. That has been the problem all along with my pool. The sand was too coarse and not catching the dirt and just pumping it right back into the pool.
Ok...now do mom's always know best? Of course. I am very in tune to my instincts. Boy, was I right. After we got done with the pool, I could smell gas around the car I just had fixed. My BF crawled under and looked. My gas tank is rusted and sprung a leak....grrrr The estimate is $250 to $350. I know it will be close to $400 because I put a gas tank in my beater car two years ago. Pa. and the road salt don't do well underneath cars. I really need to trade that piece of crap car in but just can't afford to do it until my next grade promotion which, hopefully, will be next June. So, anyway, Mama was dead on about that car not making it to Fla. and back.
My Joey is having some problems with his depression returning. Please say some big prayers for him. He has another doctor's appt. on Wed. The latest med is just not working. I feel for him and anyone else who has ever suffered from chronic depression knows that it is hell on earth. I've been there and done that for many years. Praise the Lord, I've been well for 20 yrs now. This is so hard for me because I know how awful it is and there is nothing I can do for him. I hesitated to mention this in my journal because he is so sensitive but I do know that when J-Landers pull together and pray, big things happen.
Becky IM'd me the other night. Her ex's parents have their retirement home built in Myrtle Beach. She goes every year with her ex as friends. This year he has a new GF so she's going but his parents love Becky and said we could use it in August. No problem, so I thought, but now I'm wondering if my car will make it. I still have to give this some thought. I might look into renting a car but think it might cost a little too much to take it out of state. I will check into a weekly deal and see.
My job is going well. I have to quit being OCD over not being a pro. I've only had access to my systems for 2 weeks even though I've been there 5 weeks. My old area upstairs is a total "hot mess." Our new director came on the 5th of July. I cannot believe they let that mess sit there. I thought they would at least try to organize the mess. Oh well...not my problem.
I'm just very thankful that Megan didn't take my car. And with all the health problems around J-Land, I'm thankful that I'm dealing with my car right now. It could be far worse....
Last night was Days Inn night, and, no, Sharon...lol...we didn't crash any weddings. Actually, we don't crash weddings. The wedding parties come into the open lounge after their receptions and provide tons of entertainment. You wouldn't believe some of the fights the brides and grooms have right after their receptions. Sort of makes me wonder how long those marriages are gonna survive.
I've been reading the UK journals. Today it has been one year since the terrorist attack. Let's all join them in prayers for some peace in this world.
Off and running I go....time to vacuum the pool and pray I get that darned dirt off the bottom.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!
CHRIS (Thanks, Lisa Jo, for these cute, cute sends I got today...love you!)