Thursday, September 3, 2015

Another funeral and A little romance...

Well, I'll be honest, things are not going very well here in vacationland (aka Maine). My wonderful awesome RAV4 finally bit the dust and there is no hope for resurrection. In fact, my mechanic said I should only drive it one of two places: home or the junkyard. He also said it was dangerous to drive and explained some of the exciting things that could happen if I hit a bump (of which there are many around here). Like, things let go of the rust they're holding on to and the car just slides off to the left into oncoming traffic (Whee!) or slides off to the right into a ditch (Whee!) or a tree (more Whee!). Note he didn't say unsafe, he said dangerous. And when your mechanic says dangerous you usually listen. Unless you're idiot.

Anyway. This delightful turn of events leaves me sans automobile which means I will be either walking (a mere hour) or riding my bike (up a total four effing hills) to work for the foreseeable future as there is zero cash in the budget for a car payment, and the only money I have saved is for fuel this winter. I'm feeling pretty fucked right now and that makes me a tad sarcastic, in case you didn't notice.

So, good-bye RAV4, thanks for being a great car, and hello walking to work. Yay.

But now for the good stuff: a little romance...

Sadly this is not my story (I wish!), but rather my son's. He started work at a new place a few months ago and has had his eye on this girl who works in another building and who he doesn't see much. Yesterday he left some wildflowers in her car at lunchtime. When he left work he noticed the flowers were hanging from her mirror. The son was happy he didn't see them lying on the ground.


Now we wonder, what will happen?

Will the girl guess he put the flowers in her car? Will she think it was someone else? Will she be looking around at work today at all the guys, trying to figure out, which one was it? And who does she want it to be?

Isn't it exciting?!!!

I'll keep you posted on this intriguing slice of my life and we can all live vicariously through my son. Isn't he sweet?



22 comments:

  1. Sorry your vehicle died. Biking up four hills does not sound like fun.
    Hopefully it goes well for your son and she realizes it was him.

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    1. I hope so too. He could use a little romance in his life.

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  2. Very sorry to hear about your vehicle being dead. I've been through the whole have to walk everywhere bit and it can be rough. Will you by chance, be able to catch a ride from someone at work?

    The romance bit is exciting. Very fun.

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    1. The only other person is my boss and his wife, but I'm not on his way so I wouldn't want to do it a lot, like maybe only when it rains.

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  3. Sorry about your car. I had a RAV4 -- loved that car. I only gave it up when the kids couldn't fit in the back seat anymore. Is there anyone at your work who would pick you up and/or take you home?

    Good luck to your son. I wonder if the girl knows who gave her the flowers?

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    1. I wonder if she'll guess or will he have to do something else?

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  4. Better your car reveals its dangerous nature at the car repair place than on the road. Walking wouldn't be so bad, except it's not the nice warm summer, anymore. Good luck getting a new plan in place for transport. I picked up a lantern and a small outdoor stove burner today as last Saturday a wind storm took out a good portion of our electical power in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver for about 10 hours in our area, and more in others. Life can really be a bitch, can't it?

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    1. It certainly can! I've lost power before for extended periods and that pretty much sucks, too. Fortunately, it's still warm here so the weather is no problem - yet.

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  5. Bummer about your car. But on the bright side, you'll be getting more exercise... (Yeah, I know. I'll shut up now.)

    I hope your son's romance goes well. Anyone romantic enough to put wildflowers in a gal's car deserves a HEA.(At least for a little while...)

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    1. Yeah, I thought of that, grudgingly, and I hope he gets a HEA, too. He deserves it.

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  6. Sorry about your car. No bus service in the area? I hope something else comes along so you don't have to bike up those hills.

    How did your son get the flowers in the car? If I found flowers in my car, I'd be freaked that someone broke in. (We're a suspicious lot around here.)

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    1. No bus service (very small town) and the windows were open cuz it was hot! We often don't lock our cars around here so I expect her windows were open.

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  7. I am sorry about your car, but glad its funeral precedes yours.
    Love your son's romantic streak - and hope it pays dividends.

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    1. Ha! I'm glad its funeral preceded mine, too! And I love my son's romantic streak and hope it pays off as well. He could use some happiness, especially the romantic kind :)

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  8. You could Uber back and forth to work...although even if it's a short distance, $5-$10 a day could add up!

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    1. I'm not sure Uber is even here tho that is a good idea!

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  9. The walk will be much longer than biking and the hills will be hard at first but on the bright side, you are close to work. This is a blessing! Remember how far away your last few jobs have been. I feel sort of jealous that you are so close to work that you CAN walk or ride. Let me know if I can help sister!!!

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    1. The walk is twice as long as the ride and the hills are hard but at least the weather is good.

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  10. I love that your son did this, but I love even more that he told his mom about it. :)

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