Just to make life even more interesting, our car died. Technically, it’s an alternator issue. We have a Mazda Tribute with a Ford engine which means you practically have to disassemble the freaking car to replace the alternator so the cost is about $400. There are other issues wrong with the car so we’re really looking at putting $1500 in to put the car safely back on the road. We have decided that we don’t want to throw any more money into the pit. The car isn’t worth $1500. Luckily, our friend has given us the use of his vehicle for as long as we need. I have sat in his vehicle precisely once before actually driving it. I can’t even parallel park it. It’s a Ford 150 Harley Davidson pickup. Yup. I drove it to set. Straight highway driving and then parked it in a huge gravel lot! It’s not really my cup of tea but when it’s free, I’ll take it. Yes, it holds 1 booster seat and 1 dog (rather awkwardly) but it’s been about a week and I’m afraid between the dog hair and the kid crap, hubby’s dear friend won’t want it back. We’re also experiencing a heatwave and with its leather seats and black interior, it’s friggin’ hot. I plan on using the air conditioning on long drives.
I’m going to need another gig…or 10.