Monday, June 20, 2011

I *heart* Brakes

I have this recurring nightmare. One in which I am in some sort of vehicle and I'm slowly moving towards another vehicle or object. I have the brake pedal hard against the floor or I am pumping and pumping the brakes and I keep inexorably moving forwards.

It's horrible. One of the worst feelings ever.

Friday after running a few errands I noticed that the brakes in my Durango felt different. So I get Tyran to come and drive it to make sure it isn't all in my head. It wasn't. We pulled back into the driveway, checked the brake fluid, it was empty. I look at the driveway and noticed spots of liquid where the right back tire had been parked.

So we refilled the brake fluid and drove to the swimming pool. Upon coming back out the Durango I looked at the right back tire and there was a big old puddle of brake fluid...lovely.

Driving it with the brakes as soft as they are has been terrifying.

So this morning I took it into our mechanic. I told him he needs to fix it because this is one of my worst nightmares. And I wasn't joking.

Let's just hope the cost to fix it isn't a nightmare.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

40...for reals.

I know it's difficult to believe but I'm turning 40.

I've decided to throw a big party. I don't want to wait until I'm in my 70's or 80's to invite all my friends over. Who knows if I will make until then.

That should be excuse enough.

There will be Karaoke and a photo booth and roasting of very large marshmallows.

If you would like to come shoot me off an email and (if I know you well enough and don't feel threatened by you) I'll send you the address.

I don't need cards or gifts but if you feel like you REALLY need to bring something please bring an item that we can donate to the Food Bank. That would be awesome.

Oh, I guess you need to know the date and time for all of this awesomeness...

It will be Friday June 24th from 7 until 10 pm and we are going to have a blast!