Plans to spend time with my youngest daughter, P changed somewhat this morning. While I was on my way to meet her, she called me to let me know she was having car trouble and asked me to pick her up.
After breakfast time at our favourite place, we took her car to my mechanic, S. He's a great guy, honest and good at what he does. P has had trouble with her car ever since she bought it used, from her Father's sister, Aunt K. Even after major repairs done immediately after buying the car, the problems have not been resolved.
I loaned P my van; she left me at S's garage, where my friend, A picked me up. It may sound crazy, but today, we celebrated my birthday...and hers! We usually select a time between the two dates, so we can celebrate once instead of twice.
Lunch was a delicious time of food and fellowship at East Side Mario's. As per usual, because we were celebrating our birthdays, we received a coupon for a free lunch for the next time we visit the restaurant. However, something unusual happened. A few servers came to our table, sang Happy Birthday to us and brought us each dessert with a lit sparkler. Nice. Yummy, too!
Later, mechanic S told me that P's 3rd cylinder is not working, a sensor in her transmission needs replacing and some of the plug wires need replacing, so he ordered the parts and tomorrow, I will return with P's car to have the work done. After repairs are complete, she'll get her car back; in the meantime, she will have the use of my van to help her with her medical and other appointments she has scheduled. It's good that my busy pre-Christmas schedule is slowing down!
This afternoon, it became so windy that I was almost blown away, when I exited P's car at one stop I made. It's been a long time since I've seen wind like this! Apparently, we may have gusts up to 60 mph (that's about 100 km/hr for you young people!). We are also supposed to have a bad storm, tonight and throughout tomorrow. Hopefully, not! Sometimes we hear the weather report and the storm misses us!
Arriving home, I was so exhausted after only having 1 1/2 hours sleep last night, that I actually had a 1/2 hour nap! Hopefully, it won't interfere with my sleep tonight. :-))
I've been procrastinating working on my gift wrapping, because I've just felt worn out, but friend B called and our conversation was just what the doctor ordered, to perk me up! Thank you, B. You're a good friend. I'm looking forward to seeing you for dinner Friday night, at J's home.
So, before I hit the hay, I must get moving. Or, should I say, wrapping!
Until next time...