okay...now for the story...
We left out of here Wed. night after I got off work and got everything loaded...no major issues, she'd just gotten the car serviced, and all seemed to be going well.
I talked to my boys, they called because they wanted to know what time we were going to be there, etc...the way things were looking I figured about 10-11 am.
We stopped and got gas, drinks, all still was going fine
I no sooner got off the phone than M told me that something was wrong with the car, it kept saying she needed to shift (standard trans.) but she was already in 5th gear...
granted I don't know jack about cars, but even I know this cannot be good...
that was an understatement to say the least...
tachometers goes nuts, clutch is GONE...nadda, zip, zilch...going uphill on I-10 and it just finished raining...
So, we pull off to the side of the road, M gets out and pushes it off the road, and thankfully as we're nearing an exit, someone stops to help push, while I steer the car and his wife drives behind us with her flashers on so no one runs us over...
fortunately, the little town does have a gas station we pull it in as we get off the exit, and a Motel next door, I call the Ex to tell him that we're not going to make it after all, my friend Jamie who we were planning on seeing this weekend to tell her the same...then a thought occurred to me, my dear friend WhiteTiger moved to PC a few months ago, and didn't I see the signs for that not to far back up the road? Maybe they know of someplace we can get the car fixed at...so hoping she may still be at work, I give her a call too and leave a message...
She calls back and asked :wtf happened...so I give her a brief rundown of events and we get off the phone (since it is after 1am at this time) she calls back a bit later and tells me that they want to come get us and use her g/f's AAA to get us towed to PC, since there are more places there we could probably get it fixed at...:cry
I truly mean it when I say I have the best friends a girl could ever ask for...I pretty much lost it then, and again that night after waiting almost 5 hours for the tow truck, them bringing us back to their place, feeding us some awesome food...I felt so bad that we had messed up their holiday together...words could never express how much it meant to me though :hug :notworthy
The next day we call the place we had it towed to...sure they can fix it, for about $1,000.00 :scared
the cheapest place we found still wanted around $800.00...ummm...I'm sorry, I'm a poor lesbian, and cannot afford that much!! So M called her step-dad and asked if he could come get us and tow us home...which he did (TTG&G), we managed to find the last car transport in PC and rented it IMMEDIATELY!! hung out with Tig and A for one more day, and then A drove us up to meet him while Tig was at work Saturday (thank you, thank you, thank you again!!)
We got back in town last night, (where her step-dad knows a mechanic who will fix it for less than $500.00), and now are trying to recuperate from our first 'road trip' together and prepare for work tomorrow...
I just want to publicly thank everyone who helped us out this weekend...I don't know of any better friends than the ones I have and I love you all dearly...I hope to see you again soon, but as we said, under MUCH better circumstances!!
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okay...now for the story...
yes, we're back early, no I didn't get to see my boys, :cry and yes, I will explain why later...to much to do this morning
I cannot wait!!
cannot say I'm looking forward to the 17 hour drive, but it will so be worth it! :hug
I seem to have a case of 'feeling sorry for myself-itus' lately, I've had such a hard time getting motivated to do much of anything, including cleaning my house (which desperately needs it) to just getting up in the morning to go to work :walk_sad...I'm seriously not liking the fact that M and I are on opposite schedules AGAIN! :let_it_all_out and then to top it off that several friends of mine are going through some very tough times that make my petty problems seem like so much child's play...it's enough to make me wonder :wtf is going on with the universe, especially this close to the holidays (OK, lets not get me started on that rant!)
I don't even feel like posting here lately, although its the only communication I seem to have with some of my friends lately, I guess knowing my family is reading it now has really affected that, and is probably a lot of the problem...knowing the decisions they've made, and how that will affect my children and I really does hurt, deep down, even when I try to make myself believe otherwise.
I was always told "you are my daughter, I will always love you no matter what", and I was still told that, even up to the last email I received from her, but I'm sorry, actions speak louder than words IMHO...you said when I came out to you, years ago, that I still had your support and love, I guess that was true when I didn't have a partner that I wanted to bring 'home'
I've always said that being gay in no way affected what type of parent I was, or my ability to raise my children, in fact, just the opposite, because hopefully my children would be more accepting and loving of individuals who were 'different' than what society considered to be 'normal'...and when I said that to her she agreed with me, didn't really want to discuss it, but still...
This was not what I intended to post about when I opened this page, heck, was not even what was on my mind...or so I thought :lol, but I guess with the countdown getting closer and closer, and knowing that up until a few weeks ago what the plans for that holiday were going to be...well...:shrug
if I don't get a chance to post it before then, have a great holiday season, with whomever you CHOOSE to spend it with, and I hope you are thankful for whoever that is...
well, here we are, another Sunday morning...
M is fast asleep, having worked 7-7 last night, and having to again tonight :cry
another week, more overtime :snore this shit is getting old FAST!
however I'm trying to remember that it will give me the extra I need to go see my kids :happydance
speaking of my kids, little dude had a birthday Friday!! time is going by way to quickly...he's already 6 :sad...I cannot wait to see them in 11 days!!!! ( I see another countdown script on here in my immediate future :wink)
my other roomies are in their own place :walk_sad, I'm very happy for them, but damn I do miss them both!
I'm looking into changing this over to WP, I have it installed and setup, but all my little hacks and plugins I have here I need to figure out how to get on it...such as the RSS feeds, my own templates, etc...if I cannot do this, well, I just won't be using it! :lol since my entire front page is pretty much nothing but 'otherblog' plugins and hacks, rebuilt with cron jobs (and mt-rebuild) and I really don't have to do anything to it except add and remove as people come and go...can you tell I REALLY don't want to change that? :rofl
I've been looking around to see if WP can give me something similar, but since it looks like I would have to install it seperately for everyone who wants to use it, instead of just using the one install I have now in MT, I don't think I'm going to have alot of luck here...if anyone has any ideas on this, please let me know!
I have been told I needed to update...
1. my girl got a new job!!! thank the goddess for small favors...she is much happier and her schedule is a 'bit' better. hopefully that will improve once she finishes training
2. I still have my current job, and 11.5 hours OT last week :scared the new boss is interesting to say the least, she does seem to realize I know what I'm doing however!
3. I heard from my sister this weekend, how in the hell someone who was raised with me could think that I would say or do anything in front of 'her' children is beyond me, however, living in DFW, do ya REALLY think they're never going to meet anyone gay in their lives?? I'm the same person now as I was before, that hasn't changed, would you rather them see me with the :asshole and us fighting all the time? now there's a healthy environment for kids! :fdup :uhoh3
4. I cannot begin to express how upset I am about the decisions made by fellow Americans last Tuesday...so I won't try, however, I will tell you to go to BlueWolf's site and read everything in there from Nov. 2nd to present day...and KEEP READING IT!! She is an awesome writer and has a way of expressing points and facts in a way no one can dispute :notworthy
5. it looks like I will be losing some roomies soon :cry, but I am very happy for them finding a place they like...Love you guys!! :1luvu
ok, that's all for now, going to go spend time with my gal, since we have a few moments where neither of us are working :wavey
go read THIS!!
and I would tell you to comment on it, but unless she's got them fixed, you can't yet :wink
Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Utah and Oregon all voted to ban gay marriage yesterday.
I feel like we've taken a giant step backwards in time, and once again its accepted to descriminate against another class of people just because they're different from us.
What is everyone so afraid of? It's not like we were asking for special treatment, just EQUAL!