As if there hadn't been enough stress in my life already this month, I had to go and add a bunch more. Yesterday morning, I did this:
Fortunately, I didn't hit another vehicle, I ended up in the ditch and hit a tree. We are all fine. Henry and I are stiff and sore and Henry seems to have messed up his knee again. Liam screamed and cried like I have never heard him cry before, but he settled as soon as I got him out of the car seat. As soon as he saw the fire truck he was completely back to his normal self. And then the paramedics came to see him and he had three new best friends! They were great fun to talk to and they cool looking things that he really wanted to steal!
Unfortunately, as you can see from the photo, the Jeep didn't do as well as us! It is farewell and RIP to our faithful Jeep Grand Cherokee. So, we are sharing my mother-in-law's car (Thank you for saving us yet again, Sara!) and will have to start vehicle shopping on the weekend.
I am so not looking forward to car shopping - applying for a loan, dealing with overbearing, pushy car sales men who always try to sell you something that you don't want or can't afford, and haggling over prices, all while tramping through February's mess of slush and snow. YUCK! BLECH!! BARF!!! But given that we live out of the reach of Ottawa's public transit (unless you have a car to get to the bus stop AND only work from 9am to 3pm) we don't have a choice. Please think of us on Saturday while we venture out into car shopping hell!