|There's a dog under my desk!
On the way to work on Thursday, I heard some strange scratching noises coming from the right side front. When I tried to turn at my off ramp, the power steering was completely gone. I drove straight to the mechanic but they said they were full for the day. They offered to fill up my power steering fluid and maybe that would temporarily fix the problem but when the technician looked in the reservoir it was full. Then he looked over where I heard the noises coming from and said that the power steering belt was broken. Ah, that would explain the total lack of power steering. They decided that they could fit me in since it was a relatively easy fix. $155 later and I got my car back at the end of the day.
After work on Friday, I put up more snake deterring wire mesh on the mobile home fence before we loaded up the car and went to the house. We are going to stay at the house all week which seems like a mini-vacation. It would be better if I didn't have to work. I'll have to get up early to take my nephew to school and he will have to stay after school in the library (working on homework, I'm sure) until I can pick him up at 5:30. It's a short week because we have Rodeo Break here in Tucson. The kids get Thursday and Friday off when the rodeo comes to town every February. There's a parade and everything. I've never been but then I don't get any days off for the rodeo.
Today was the first day in a long time that I didn't have to drive anywhere. I almost went to a plant exchange but decided that I should spend my time cleaning up my garden plots instead of collecting new plants and perhaps spending more money. Besides, anything I plant now will just die when the weather gets hot. Next year when we are living at the house full time again, I can plant a garden.