Monday, September 25, 2006

I made it!

A one day weekend and I actually accomplished some things! (That doesn't happen often, or it doesn't feel like it most times!)

I worked last night 'til 2AM (6 day work week, though I burnt a vacation day on Tuesday for time with Dottie, since she worked last weekend), got to bed around 3:30, then got up at 9 this morning and we went to the movies to see "Flyboys". I am an aviation buff, and we lucked out and got in for $4 each (great movie, would loved to have seen it again, immediately). [There were some discrepancies and Hollywood liberties here and there, but not enough to ruin the movie for me, and probably un-noticeable to most.] We stopped at Costco on the way home, I fixed lunch, then went out and washed her Malibu and then cleaned all the road oil and bugs off it from the summer and got 2 coats of wax on it (getting ready for winter). By then it was dark. We had cooked a roast as she did things in the house while I was outside, so I ran through the shower and we ate while I started laundry, then we watched a couple of hours of TV and she went to bed at almost 1, I finished the dishes and put the last load of laundry in the dryer, and now it's a tick after 2...

Tomorrow if I get done at the courthouse early enough I will come home and wash my truck and try to get some wax on it, if I don't get home early enough for that I should mow and then do the other on Tuesday.

It's really a treat to drive something that does all the things it's supposed to, the windows go up and down, the doors open and close, it makes heat in the mornings when I leave work before I get 3 blocks instead of when I'm almost home, etc.. I still can't quite believe it's real!

Off to bed for me...hope you all had wonderful weekends and Monday is kind to you!

alan

7 comments:

Hawaiianmark said...

Hey there busy guy!

What kind of wax do you use?

My new brother - in - law (much better than the old ones) turned me on to a teflon one that his passed away Dad used on his big rig.

The stuff is awesome!!

It handles the Hawaiian sun and salt w/ no prob, and makes washing almost fun.

Killer stuff!

Might be worth a look see for that black beauty you got in the driveway.

Aloha!

Jen said...

Busy week-end! I'm glad you're enjoying your new wheels!!

alan said...

Mark, I've been using Meguiars because I had read some really good things about it, but not super happy with how long it lasts...I'll start looking for something Teflon! If you happen to notice the name on that, would you post it or e-mail me?

Thank you much!

alan

CrackerLilo said...

Sleep well--you deserve it!

lori said...

You sound like a busy man.

MB said...

Glad you are enjoying your new toy! Your comment about how nice it is when things work the way they are supposed to cracked me up! Having driven old cars for years, I understand the marvel and the beauty.

Heidi said...

I'm wiped out just reading how busy u r. Only u Alan :)