So, yesterday was not my best day. We got up as normal and got ready to leave for work only to discover that the car wouldn't start. Super. I had just gone to the grocery store the night before so I didn't know why it stopped working overnight, but cars are funny things. We tried to jumpstart it to no avail so we then had to call for a tow truck. Fortunately, roadside assistance (even though it was actually the driveway) is covered by insurance so that was one less expense.
We have an Enterprise Rent-A-Car close to us so I called and had someone come out to get Jason. "We pick you up" really is a great slogan, and so handy. He got a quick rental for the day (a Dodge Avenger) so we could get to work. Most uncomfortable bucket seats ever. The tow truck got there and loaded up our car to take to the mechanic. Once that was dropped off, we took Emmeline to daycare and headed off to work rolling in around 10AM.
My view from the tow truck.
$300 and one new starter later, our car is fixed and we are broke for the rest of the month. However, I am trying to stay positive because it could have been so much worse. It could have died on me at the grocery store the night before or it could have happened when we didn't have the money to pay for it. Yeah, things are going to be tight, but at least it is fixed before it gets really cold outside.
Yesterday was also a Chili Cook-off food day. Jason made a great chili in the crockpot that simmered all night and smelled and tasted delicious, but he did not win. :( I however, managed to stuff my face with as many desserts as possible. Cookies and cake and major sugar overload. I felt so sick and had a terrible headache last night. Ugh, that junk is just not worth it. Just because it is available doesn't mean you need to shove it down your piehole, Amanda.
A couple good things did come out of yesterday, however. Because I felt so crappy last night, I forced myself out of bed at 4:45AM and got my ass on the treadmill. I hate early morning with a burning passion, but it made me feel so much better to go for a run. Not to mention that I have to run 4.5 miles Saturday morning and I haven't run in two weeks, so I'm slightly more prepared now.
Also, I was introduced to this little gem yesterday. I laughed myself silly. Even if you don't watch Game of Thrones, you will still enjoy this. Totally made my day better.