Aug 30, 2010

Happy Monday - 6 New Things

Jack gets to go home today. Sunday morning his IV fell out and the doctor opted to give him once a day shots instead of restarting an IV (very difficult when the patient has tiny veins.) Since the shot is good for 36 hours his last dose is today and after that I can bust Jack outta this joint. That gets me home in time to get Ella off the school bus. I wasn't sure what I was going to do today, Dan couldn't leave work early because it's his first day at his new job. Yes, amidst the chaos of Jack being sick Dan switched jobs and bought a car. On the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale we are off the charts this week, I'm sure.

Dan accepted the new job a little more than a week ago and Friday he had to turn in his work truck. We thought about managing with just one car, but this week posed a problem and we suspected every week would pose a problem. We bought a used car and because it's just for me to run to the grocery or whatever place we tool around during the day we had the luxury of getting something totally unreasonable. We looked at convertibles, we thought about a Mustang but in the end we decided it needed to fit car seats so we went all out and got the luxury ride - 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis with leather bench seats, tinted windows, automatic everything and a trunk I could fit a gangster in. I named it Marquis Mark, and sure - I think we will be the funky bunch riding around in there. I get to drive it the first time today home from the hospital.

So this few months is a plethora of new things:
New Baby for us
New Health for Jack
New School for Ella
New Job for Dan
New Car for us
New Roller Derby Regime for me

Dear Universe, Thank You.


Anonymous said...

I remember when the worst thing was your truck breaking down in route to get a bathtub. You guys should be seasoned for anything now.

Liz said...

I used to drive a mercury grand, those things are like a boat on wheels! you could fit like 5 people in the trunk

Ernest Houston said...

Congratulations on all the new things! That’s a great choice for a car, and what a “Funky” name to go with it, haha! Yes, the Marquis has a lot of space, so it makes for a great family car. According to reviews, it rides pretty smoothly and is quiet as a kitten on the road. Hope you enjoy that car! It’s a beauty!