My whole weekend flew out the window (not that I had any achievable plans, mind you) when I came down the cold that M brought home with him the other day. Of course, he suffered some sniffles for a day and a half, but I get the full blown version where I become a useless lump that can't get out of bed. I stayed home from work yesterday and stayed in bed (finished off season six of Game of Thrones because I could), but am at work today because I thought I had run out of sick days. Joke's on me, though, because I had 22 hours of sick time saved up, but I can't go home now that I'm here because everyone I know is working until 6, so I'm stranded. Blah. Not having a car really sucks. I'll just stay huddled in my office and cough at anyone that wants me to work too hard.
Speaking of the car, it is officially dead. M hooked up the new fuel pump and reassembled everything, and it still
wouldn't crank, which means it's a bigger, more expensive problem somewhere down the line, which is both beyond his ability to fix or my ability to pay for. We were looking for a cheap car to hold us over until M gets his school refund in September (we had hoped the Lincoln would make it until then, but it clearly had other plans), but finding something in our price range (under $800) that doesn't have a whole slew of major mechanical issues was proving to be impossible. Sifting through the ads was pretty amusing though. A lot of them read "great car, interior and exterior in good shape, ran great until it died horribly, but great car".
Indulged in a bit of escapism and did some "lotto shopping". Decided that if I won the jackpot, I would buy this piece of land
in the next county over and build a house on one of those peaks. Probably the little knobby one in the far background so I could overlook the valley. I would throw awesome costumed parties there.