Monday, March 12, 2007

It's always something...

I can never complain that my life is boring but I'm hoping for a better start to this week than last week ended.

Paul called me right after leaving the house on Friday, it seems the last time we had the tires rotated on the truck they somehow messed up the alignment. We knew we were going to have to buy tires in a few months but it wasn't supposed to be so soon. Unfortunately it had to be right then. I called around and no one had tires in stock that would fit. We had planned on finding a used set of smaller wheels so we could buy tires that would be more geared towards off-road conditions. Unfortunately the dealer that was helping us didn't find any in time. So after a number of calls I found a competent salesman who suggested an alternate size that is manufacturer approved. $800 later we have new tires and the alignment is fixed.

To add just a little more frustration our printer died during all of this calling around. So we had to replace that as well since Paul needs it for work.

It made for a very frustrating and emotional day for me. Since we live on a cash basis I had to do some quick juggling. The few projects we had planned, finishing the outside of the deck enclosure and ordering math books, have been put on hold indefinitely and the money for the extra property taxes will have to come from somewhere else. I don't know why I was so surprised, nothing ever goes as planned.

I'm just hoping this week will go more smoothly!

1 comment:

Mumme Mom said...

What Math program are you using? I'm seriously thinking of switching my oldest two to MUS and would have some Saxon books to sell, if that be the case. I'm going to our homeschool conference next month and will make my decision then. LEt me know if this could help you.