Friday, September 15, 2006

WHAT A DAY !!

Wow, I got a lot accomplished today.  However, vacuuming wasn't one of them as yet, anyway.  I did laundry all morning while waiting for them to call me about my car.  They called at 9:30am, told me what was wrong and that they had the parts on hand and asked if I would ok the repair.  I said go for it. The Toyota guy told me it would be ready shortly after the lunch break.  Bob was at his house so I told him I'd need a lift to come get the car.  No problem, they have a shuttle service.  He called back at 1pm, said the car was ready, transferred me to the gal that drives the shuttle for directions to my house.  She picked me up about 1:20pm, and I was driving out of the Toyota Service lot at 1:50pm on the dot.  Went out to the emission place, got the car re-tested...it passed with flying colors. Then off to the vehicle licensing place and got my new license tabs, good until September 2007. 

Then a few blocks drive to the mall where I caught the bus back to the Fair!  I had my one free ticket with me, so it just cost me $3 for the round trip bus ride.  You see Bob saw a couple things he seemed interested in (he's very hard to buy for)so I wanted to get back out there alone to buy these items for his birthday and/or Christmas gifts.  Well, anyway, I got out to the Fair grounds shortly after 3:30pm , at the Blue gate.  But the free ticket I had was only good if you went thru the Gold gate, so after a brisk 4 block walk, I got into the Fair grounds.  My first stop was to get one of their chocolate dipped ice cream deals, then off to find the two booths I was looking for.  Finally found them , purchased the items, stopped and bought one scone for coffee break at work tomorrow and was back on the 4:15pm bus that took me back to where my car was parked at the mall.  Whew !!!!!!!!!!  

Then I raced thru the grocery store getting soda and water for the office and something for dinner tonight.  Oh and I had to stop at this great little jewelry store that sells watch batteries for $3, because my watch had died.  And now I'm home.  Bob is supposed to come for dinner tonight, but is not here yet, so all of my purchases are stashed and the scone in concealed in my work tote bag.   If he saw that it would be a dead give away.    I knew I'd be out there next Friday for the Beach Boys concert but don't want to carry a bunch of stuff around  and if he happens to still be in town, he'll be with me. 

Yes, he's still trying to get out of town on standby on Delta.  It seems the airlines are flying fewer planes and packing the ones they do fly with people who aren't flying free.   He was told that this coming Tuesday looks promising for getting to either to New York or Atlanta and from there to....Germany, Italy, Spain...where ever he can go. 

Ok it's time to fix dinner so until next time.............Linda

12 comments:

barebytes said...

Geez Linda, I have some free pass's and not sure if I'm going this year. My feet are telling me, "don't you do it" hahaha We shall see. Hugs Lanny

PS: I know all about those expenses, I had to put a new exhaust system on my truck before I could get it passed the emission test and then get my tabs. But it's done now. Thank God!

mom23nca said...

Wow you got an amazing amount accomplished today.  Good for you!  Did you get rained on while you were at the fair?

lv2trnscrb said...

glad your car passed emissions and you are tagged for another year :)

betty

jlocorriere05 said...

Sounds like a very busy day! Glad you got to the fair, got your car fixed and got some things for Bob too! I hope he manages to get on a plane soon to go where ever he wants. Have a great weekend! Jeannette xx  

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))))))))))I am glad your car pased the test and you things done,now its time for you to rest.Have a good weekend.

jeadie05 said...

Wow you have been busy ,pleased your car is now sorted till 2007 and you managed to purchase the things for Bob without him being aware ,.,.,.,have a rest now and a good weekend ,.,.,.,Jan xx

jeanno43 said...

Sounds so exhausting. Glad the car is sorted out.  Now put your feet up.
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yakima127 said...

You sure got a lot done in a short period of time!!!  Glad your car is all fixed and you are road-ready, again!  Jae

ally123130585918 said...

Linda you got through an amazing amount in such a sort time ~ and having to walk 4 blocks to the Gold gate LOL ~ glad your car is back to being roadworthy and license tabs OK until Sept ~ Ally

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda,  I`ll bet your glad to have your car roadworthy for another year.  Every year when my MOT is due, (similar to your testing and licencing)  I`m worried that it won`t pass.  So far so good though.  I`m glad you enjoyed the fair after your busy day. :o)

Sandra xxxx

queenb8261 said...

Wow I'm exhausted just reading this entry. LOL Glad you got your car back on the road.  Got a little Fair shopping done. I'm jealous of that hidden scone. LOL
Have a great week. Hugs, Barb  

jonibooks1991 said...

Boy I am glad you went back and got the ice cream, but I agree with everyone else your journey wore me out too.  Now you get to go to the Fair one more time, huh.
Hope you have a great time at the Beach Boys.  I always liked them and have one of their new CD's.  But I will be working.  Glad you got your car fixed too.
Joni