Thursday, January 15, 2009

Send Vodka

We woke up this morning to no heat. I knew we were getting low on oil but was hoping to eke out what was left until tomorrow, when That Canadian Boy I Married gets paid. Alas, no such luck. Fortunately, you can put diesel into an oil tank, so that's what I planned on doing.

I got the girls up and dressed and out the door to school. The house was cold - 50F - but I figured it wouldn't take long to warm up once I got the fuel. Dropped the girls off and The Bug and I went to the bank. On the way home, The Bug started complaining about being hungry, so I stopped at the house to get her something to eat.

Since they don't plow my road worth a damn, there's a five inch layer of ice and snow built up and as I was pulling into my driveway, I skidded into the snowbank with a big crunch. Fuuuu-huh-huh-huh-huck.

Upon stepping out of the car, I noticed a trail of green. Dammit. I thought I'd either ripped the hose off or damaged the antifreeze reservoir. When I saw exactly how much green, I figured it was the reservoir. I rushed The Bug into the house and phoned TCBIM to tell him he had to come home and pick Boo up from preschool and oh, by the way, fix the car. As I was talking to him, I looked out the window and noticed that my front bumper was smashed all to hell. Great. Just great.

He attempts to crawl under the car but it's too low to the ground. However, he thinks I punched a hole in the radiator and maybe damaged the compressor.

Fanfuckingtastic.

So, the car has been towed to the repair shop, which is just down the road, thankfully. It's probably going to cost $700 to get fixed which, in the greater scheme of things, isn't a huge sum of money, but still. We are living paycheck to paycheck and money is very tight around here and this throws a real wrench (arf!) into things.

*sigh*

I need a Mulligan on today, please and thank you.

20 comments:

Ricki said...

That would make your day beyond crappy! I am so sorry (((hugs)) Did you get heat?

Traceytreasure said...

I'm so sorry! I wish I could give you a mulligan on today.... I'm pretty sure I can't send you vodka though. I'm glad that no one was hurt.
Keeping you in my thoughts and you're at the top of my list of friends to kick some lottery winnings down to!! I hope to win some soon!!

Hugs!!

Patois said...

Oh, yeah, that day deserved a do-over. So sorry.

kittenpie said...

That is a bad, bad day. I grant you the full right to ge back to bed.

Angewl said...

Oh, hell. I'm so sorry! I don't even know what to say that could help.

{{hugs}}

LauraJ said...

big big hugs coming your way from cold cold canada!!!

daysgoby said...

Hey, we did that diesel fuel thing yesterday!

Is it warming up where you are? Did it all blow up to me yet?

'Cause it's DAMNED cold here.

T- said...

Oh no! You definitely deserve a do-over!

mamatulip said...

Oh god. I'm sorry. How's today going?

Zazzy said...

I came home from Christmas vacation once to find I'd run out of propane while I was gone. Brrr! I feel for you!

I hope today has gone a lot better.

daysgoby said...

Oh, and I HATED that book. (so much I didn't bother to do a report on it!)

I hate bad books.

Major Bedhead said...

dgb - what book?

mamatulip - uh, no heat again today. 5 gallons of diesel doesn't last very long, apparently, and the oil company can't tell me when the driver will be there, even though I told them I was out of oil and had no heat. Fuckers.

Rich said...

WTF. Thats All I can say.

apathy lounge said...

Mulligan? What's a mulligan?

Major Bedhead said...

A do-over.

Mike said...

Damn, I forget all the things you have to do when you live out in the cold like that. I'd never survive. You'd find my frozen corpse lying in the living room cradling the remote to the tv...

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I had my "send vodka" moment last night. So you can have what's left in the bottle. Wait, is there any left in the bottle. god, I hope so.

movin' down the road said...

Winter. Bah.
Yah, my car wouldn't start today. And my heat is spitting water from the valves. Towels and many trips (cha ching) from the furnace man.

blackbird said...

Sending you good vibes - and heat...and, btw, feel free to link to the SW video.

(why do I not have your email address?)
(odd, isn't it?)

crazymumma said...

I am so done with Winter.