12 November 2008

So Far This Week

So far this week, we are down to one car that doesn't fit our entire family.
(Fortunately, gammy has permitted us to use hers for now.)
It just died.  Over and over.  As we sat on the side of 9A (4 out of 5 kids with me), cars whizzing by, trying to plan my next move, there was discussion in the back seats as to what we were going to do.

"What was that noise?"
"Maybe we're out of gas."
"Why are we just sitting here?"
"Daddy took the car to be fixed, but he didn't do a very good job."
"Why aren't we going to Gammy's?"
"We have to wait for a toad truck."

So we waited.  Ryan arrived.  Toad truck arrived.  We waived good-bye to Jack.  We piled (yes, I know what you're thinking) into Ryan's car and made our way to Gammy's.  Jack is still gone, but we're just grateful we were all safe.

Also this week:  Olive began soccer.  She resisted participation at first, but soon joined the rest of these miniature people, running around after scattered balls like a dropped bag of marbles. Jumping jacks were more like erratic spasms of limbs and occasional jumps, and there was no difference between galloping, skipping, and running.  She had fun, though.  I think we'll return for more.


  1. I wish we could lend you "Jill" (that's what i just now named our van). Sorry about Jack.

    Hooray for Olive. Her uncle Craig would be proud.

  2. Oh no. I hope you get some wheels back. We are leaving Costa Rica after driving around trying to learn the rules (somewhat inconsistent) of the road here. I was happy to turn in our rental car wheels today. I loved you and your sister's hats too--it's in the genes.

  3. Ohhhnooo. Best of luck with the car situation. Love the soccer pics!

  4. Don't you just hate car trouble?

    Way to go Olive!

  5. GOOOAAAALLLL! Good job Olive! So sorry about the car--what is the problem? I love the toad truck!

  6. Did anyone kiss the toad truck?!

  7. They still have the car and are trying to figure out what's wrong with it....again.

  8. oh car troubles are the WORST. why does everything related to cars cost so much? glad you made it to your destination safely. i have decided that my children must be trained in these professions to help us save money in the future: car mechanic, masseuse/chiropractor/acupuncturist, general contractor, and... carpenter? dentist? hmm, i'm not sure about the last. olive looks great in her soccer pics, by the way.


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