It's been a busy week. Wednesday, I should've stayed in bed. I was to take the kids to a kid concert at a park with their cousins. After ruining my favorite shirt, finding that another of my shirts shrank, I finally threw my last clean t-shirt on only to spill juice all over it. I was screwed and I hadn't even left yet.
Map quest gave crappy directions that left me wondering over a field with the stroller and a cooler for our lunch. The kids had a great time at the concert even though we were 30 minutes late.
Things were starting to look up until the bees started bothering us. One kept landing on Baby Boy and I was worried he'd get stung. I tried one final time to shoo it away and got stung instead. Bugger got me on the palm of my hand up by my middle finger. My whole hand felt like it was on fire for hours afterwards. The swelling finally went away today and it just itches like mad!
Still, I had to somehow manage to cross that field with a stroller, a cooler, and one hand in an ice pack.
I should have stayed in bed.
Tonight Mr X lost his John Wayne fan club card. We were watching Jeopardy and he missed the final question. I told him they were coming to take his club card away and I think he said he will now have to get rid of that felt painting. I think it's just wishful thinking on my part.
Incidentally, it's still hiding in the closet. I turned it around so I'll no longer have to face John Wayne's pleading eyes. Please burn me! I'm on freakin' felt! For that is good and manly, burn this thing!
Thankfully Mr X has a wonderful sense of humor, if not good taste in art.
I've been following this story lately:
Texas Man Makes History He Receives a Kidney Transplant from a Texas Stranger
Found On MatchingDonors.com. This is the first surgery in Texas history where the both a Patient and Donor from Texas met on a commercial website.
Site Endorsed by Various Health Officials, Ethicists and Doctors across the Country
So far, things are going fairly well. I have placed a lot of hope in this working for him as I know that someday too soon, I could be sitting in that man's wife's seat. We know that Mr X will need a liver. He has Hepatitis B, got it as a child and never knew. We found out Christmas 2003. His Dr gave him maybe 10 years before he'd need a liver then. That time is already moving too quickly.
I find myself looking closely to see if he's at all yellow. I know that his best hope will be with a living donor. Someone who thinks that perhaps his life is worth saving. I try not to think about it too much though. I can't imagine my life without him. He's my partner in crime. When that moment comes, I want to have these happier days to fall back on for support.
I also got this e-mail last night (names changed to protect the stupid):
My name is Scott @@@@@@@ Internet Sales Manager at Hyundai of @@@@@@.You may have worked with Ray @@@@ in the past. Ray was in my deptment and has choose to seek a new line of work. I would like you to know that there will beno changes in the quotes that you may have gotten from Ray. In fact I may be able to in most case sweeten thing up a bit. Please feel free to contact me for any of your needs. If you have boughten a car from Ray I would like to let you know that I would be happy to aid you in any contact that you may need at this dealership. My goal in the Internet Sale has always been to make it a team effort. Please stop in at anytime so that we can take time to meet and look over you auto needs. Once again thank you for your interest and business at Hyundai of @@@@@. I know that I met alot of Rays customers whenthey were here so the change should be very easy. I'm still always here to help as before.Come on in the coffee's always hot and I'll save you time and money like always.
To me, this screams unprofessional. I may not always be the best speller, and often I think faster than I can type so I mess words up, but that's what spell-check is for. For the record, we 'boughten' our car from a different dealer 4 months ago because this dealer lied to us.
Then tonight, another e-mail.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE Hyundai .ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE MORE CARS THEN OUR RETAIL OR STORAGE LOTS WILL HOLD. IF YOU HAVE THE TIME THIS WEEKEND TO WADE THROUGHHUNDREDS OF NEW HYUNDAI'S TO FIND THE PERFECT CAR FOR YOU I'LLPAY YOU TO TAKE IT. BY THAT I MEAN THAT I NEED TO MOVE CARS NOW.I WILL DISCOUNT ALL THE INTERNET CARS TO ATLEAST $495 BELOW DEALERINVOICE PLUS YOU KEEP ALL THE REBATES FOR SUMMER FUN OR USE IT AS YOUR DOWN PAYMENT. THIS INCLUDES THE ALL NEW 2006 HYUNDAI SONATA'S. BRING ME ALL OFFERSTO GET THIS SPECIAL INTERNET OFFER JUST CALL ME OR E-MAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU ARE COMING IN. YOU MUST SEE ME FIRST SO THAT I CAN SIGN YOU UP FOR THE SPECIAL OFFER. PLEASE BRING IN THIS LETTER AND THE INTERNETDEPT. WILL SAVE YOU A TON OF DOE. THIS OFFER IS FOR IN STOCK OR INCOMINGREGULAR STOCK CARS ONLY. DEALER TRADES WILL BE MADE IF I CAN NOT FIND YOU THE PERFECT CAR IN STOCK OR INCOME. AND THE COST OF THOSE TRADES WILL BE PASSED ON TO YOU IF IT IS A OUT OF THE AREA TRADE. I WILL FIND YOU THE VERY BEST HYUNDAI OF @@@@@ REP. TO HELP YOU IF I CAN NOT HELP YOU IN PERSON. SO SEE ME FIRST SO I CAN SET YOU UP TO GET THE VERY SPECIAL OFFER FOR THIS WEEKEND. DON'T PAY RETAIL THIS WEEKEND ANYWHERE. BRING ME ALL OFFERSBRING ME ALL OFFERS, I'M HERE TO MOVE CARS AND SHOW YOU THE SERVICE THAT WILL BRING YOU BACK TIME AFTER TIME. WE BECAME NUMBER ONE THROUGH HARDWORK, AND ALWAYS DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. WHERE OTHER DEALERS BUSINESS IS DOWN OURS IS UP 40 %. WHY ITS ALL THE REPEAT AND REFERALS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS AND THERE FAMILYS. COME BE PART OF THE HYUNDAI OF @@@@@ FAMILY. I'LL SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY WHILE MAKING THIS THE BEST CAR BUYING TIME OF YOUR LIFE. BRING ME ALL OFFERS Scott
No it didn't format funny. That's really how it arrived in my inbox. Although, I must admit, I'm a little curious about how he's going to save me a lot of 'doe'.
LMAO, I just ran spell check for my entry and it went nuts trying to get through those e-mails. :P