Yesterday was the longest day ever. It started at 730 when I got up and headed out to start working on remaking Erin and I’s porch swing. New poplar ribs and arms and new slats. I’m repainting the frame too.
Simple enough I started cutting out the pieces until the band saw blade broke and I couldn’t get the new one back on. I headed to Menards to buy the slats and some primer and paint. After an hour and a half of sorting boards, I was on my way to work to use the tools there to finish up. People found me.
Around 5 I was done cutting sanding and priming and got some dinner with Erin’s parents. I came back, cleaned up and headed home.
The red paint I bought is thin and so far two coats isn’t enough to cover it. I stayed out until 11 painting. Another few hours to go hopefully.
I hope to be done with everything by Wednesday. I hope.
It’ll look nice but it’s just taking longer than I thought.
Pics soon.
Today is all about relaxing. Chilling and grandparents house then to Target and out with Kyle. Back to see Erin for a bit and finally bed to begin another long work week.
This is our hydrangea planted two weeks ago.

My car tried to run away yesterday

What a weekend! Out with the gang (Erin, Ali, and Kyle) Friday and Saturday nights. Friday was dinner, driving and swimming followed by a movie. Saturday was TV, talking and swimming/hot tubbing. The gang is building again it seems. That always makes me happy, alone time and “us” time is great, but I need group time too now and then. The summer holds promise for some interesting times.

Yesterday was a day though, one that I was glad to be done with. I woke up in a bad mood from being out late the night before and it went down hill from there. Thankfully and regrettably I had the house to myself in the afternoon, I planned to clean up my room, the car, and just chill for a while. It quickly turned ugly. I let the battery on my car run down completely while cleaning it out and getting distracted with laundry. Dead, not even enough to make the engine turn over slightly. Crap.

Normally we have all kinds of odd tools and stuff around the house, not a battery charger though. Since no one else was home I had no one there to jump start my car either. I called and found that I had access to my uncle’s car but I had one small problem since my car was in my garage and no one was there to help guide it out. I got his car in my driveway and then thought about how I would get my car out. It’s a straight shot out of the garage into the driveway and the driveway isn’t that slanted, a quick push out the door and then jump in to stop it and then a quick jump and I’d be on my way. Of course it sounded all too easy.

I lined my car up to push it out, just a little turn to the steering wheel to square it up. A small push got me to the edge of the driveway/garage then another push would take the back wheels over the small bump that separates the two structures. One more push from the front wheels and I’d be set. I lined up on the front of the car, I couldn’t push with the door open or I’d risk ripping off the door of the car or screwing up the side of the garage door opening. I pushed just enough to get over the bump, the car took off down the driveway. I mean it went a lot faster that I thought it would. I quickly ran around to the side of the car, jumped into it while it was increasing in speed, slammed on the non-power brakes and threw it into gear. The car lurched to a stop nearly at the sidewalk by the edge of the driveway. I was 5 feet from the busiest road in my neighborhood. Terrific.

I hooked up the jumper cables and proceeded to jump the car, of course that didn’t go that well either. My battery was so dead that I couldn’t just hook up the cables and go, no I had to wait 10 minutes to get the thing charged up. Geez, not my day. Knowing what I know about cars (not that much probably) I knew that I had to let it run for a while so the alternator could charge up the battery again. I moved my uncle’s car back to his house and locked it up again.

A quick trip to Peru would help charge it up I thought. I took it to AutoZone to see if they’d test it out to make sure that I just ran it down and there really wasn’t a bigger problem with the car. The battery hadn’t fully charged during the 15 minute ride to the store and the guy said that I could have a problem with the battery. I had the cables in my trunk still and thought instead of buying a new $60-80 battery I would chance it for the evening and see how it would work out.

Back home to shower and get ready to go to Kokomo. The car started like a champ on my way out to hang out. I had the cables I was ready. We did our thing at Kyle’s house and headed home a little earlier than I thought we would, but late enough I suppose. No problems.

Today I headed back to AutoZone and received a clean bill of health for my battery. All is well again.

For a moment yesterday I imagined my car rolling down the driveway and crashing into a slow moving Chevy, that would kill my insurance payments for sure. Luckily all is well and the guy said I really have nothing to worry about. I’m still buying a battery charger this week, just in case.


It’s almost 3… I have class at 4 but since I just got out of my Psych class early cause we had a test, I thought I’d post something real quick to pass the time. First off, after yesterday’s disaster with the sunroof, things have gotten better. It’s going to cost about $350 to fix it. Basically, I have to get a new one installed. Unfortunately I have to wait until Wednesday to get it done, so for now I’m driving a ghetto cruiser with duct tape on the sunroof. After that was all taken care of, (ask me if ya want more details, just remember to never go to Ziebart) I went to the chiropractor to get my back worked on again. Stupid diving accident. She said it looks better now and I should only come to see her if it hurts again. So I’m only out like $70 to get that fixed…. It’s been hurting for 3 years and after less than an hour total in the office (including paperwork) I’m better. We’ll see later how much better. I went to Philo today, nothing exciting other than we got out early. After that, I talked with D and B… nice girls. More on them later though. Checking out our law grade… I got a 51/50… which means I missed 4 but got 5pt EC. Not too bad, others did much worse. Not important here though. Then I took my psych test, did much better than I thought I would do, but not as good as I hoped. 90%… I’ll live for now. Two more classes to go today… Can’t wait cause it’s snowing and I don’t want to drive home in slop tonight. Friday we’re goin out to Crackers…. I need that… Life has been too hectic and frantic the past few weeks and I need some reprieve. Things with someone still haven’t been resolved yet, should I call or wait on them? Leaving on Saturday morning, I feel that I should make the move… We’ll see on that too I guess. I hate having unresolved things for as long as its going to be. Did my taxes last night too… Getting a ton from federal, but I owe the good ole state of Indiana $13… Stupid taxes. This blog has been more of a journal than the reflective piece that I’d hoped it’d be. I dunno, when I started I thought I was deeper than I am now maybe, but either way, I’m dedicated to writing in it. It’s my release. Others should use their’s in the same manner, we all have problems and trials and tribulations… Vent them on one of these. On a similar note (although not very), I bought my first issue of Relevant Magazine today. So far so good, it’s great to read about Mel Gibson and his new movie The Passion of Christ I’ll definitely be in line to see it. Anyways I should go do something productive, perhaps I’ll write about D and B tonight…