Yep, no post yesterday. Sorry.
I spent the entire day trying to get the Juke up to speed. (DADPUN!)
It was overdue for its 75,000 mile check-up, a state inspection, an oil change, and it desperately needed a bath. (Those damn Texas “love bugs” are everywhere right now, and my grill looks like an insect Hall of Faces.)
Not quite this bad…but it was still pretty gross.
What I didn’t realize, until they took my keys and drove the car away, was that it was going to take them almost 7 hours to have this done.
And so I trudged my way over to the Dirt Mall down the road, and amused myself there until well after 5:00.
I watched Zootopia at the mall theatre (don’t judge me, it was the only thing playing at that time in the morning), then spent 3 hours scouring well-hidden clearance racks for deals.
And it was actually time well spent. I came home with a couple pairs of Calvin Klein chinos, a Ralph Lauren blouse for Jen, and a bunch of Banana Republic summery V-neck shirts, all for about $80.
Although here’s a fun fact about me: I suffer wracking guilt when I’m not at work and spending money.
Or like I take my job for granted?
I can’t quite pin it down, but it’s an awful feeling.
Anyway, the Juke is back, firing on all cylinders, and hopefully won’t require a day like that for another 25,000 miles. *knocks on wood*
See you tomorrow,