Thursday, July 28, 2016

July Winding Down

I was supposed to have jury duty this week but it got cancelled which is a huge relief.  Last week was really busy.  I had multiple stressful events happening every day.  Now, singly, they were not that stressful, but trying to fit them in around work was tough. 

On Monday I got up early to take my mother to the airport for her trip to San Diego.  I made it to work just in time. 

Tuesday, I took my nephew to his high school to pick up his school supplied laptop and pay all the fees.  I got to work an hour and a half late.  After work, we finished up my nephew's required night driving practice. 

Wednesday, my nephew had his driving test which didn't involve me but I was nervous about it anyway since whether we lived in the house or the mobile home depended on his success. He passed!!!  Wednesday afternoon I left early to take both of us to the dentist (no cavities for either one!) and then a friend of a friend needed a place to stay with his two dogs so I arranged for him to stay in my mobile home (more on that later). 

Thursday, I took my nephew to the motor vehicles department to get his official license.  There was a 1 in 5 chance that he would have to take the driving test again since he had a professional driving instructor, the MVD likes to re-test the students to see if they are being taught correctly, but he did not have to, much to his relief.

Meanwhile, at work, the server crashed so that things that we did were not getting saved.  This worked out well for me since no one expected me to do much for the rest of the week.  On Friday, I picked my mother up from the airport and took her home.  Whew, the week was over...but wait, my former college roommate from Texas happened to be in Phoenix with her mother for a funeral so they drove down to my house and stayed Friday and Saturday nights.  It was great to see them and we had a lot of fun catching up on the last 10 years since we had seen each other.  I should really get out there to visit her again.

It's Thursday already and July is almost over. We went to the open house at my nephew's high school to meet his teachers. They seemed a little nicer than last year but who knows. It's only been a week. As I was following him home, I saw the back brake light out. I sent him off to get a new bulb and we changed it together. I am thrilled at his newly found sense of responsibility and interest in keeping his truck maintained. Maybe this weekend I will show him how to take the inner door panel off so that we can fix the remote door lock again.  He would like that since having to remember to lock it manually is a pain.

10 more months of high school! I hope we accomplish everything I have planned and more.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Always so many things like a giant game of tetris! But progress, and that is always good :)

Daizy said...

Tetris is a good description. This before that and then this and this. Someday the giant puzzle will be complete, or at least, I will be dead and won't care anymore