First, this is the cutest knife ever. The small sheath makes it particularly darling, especially as I contemplate taking my lunch in to work and school for the rest of the year. And who wouldn't like a matching neoprene lunch bag or, better still, the world's most practical bag for a bottle water and a snack? (Sure, I could make my own but not with the nifty oomph factor of the ones I found at Target...)
Light work week for me (good and bad really, less stress, but less cash upcoming), and orientation for college for Ms. Milo. We'll have to pick up Twin XL sheets for the dormitory beds, but that's on the list of things for me to do tomorrow while she's at work.
...until our car is repaired. Our car has been towed to a "Nationwide Insurance Approved" body shop in Asheville, where we'll hear more about its disposition in a day or two. In the meantime, we're enjoying our not-quite-so-luxurious smaller car that we traded down to today until our I-like-it-better Sebring is back home.
In addition, in a move that has thrilled me more than I can say, we found a local office supply store . I have a strong love of office supplies, and though we've always ordered ours online, I'm pleased to report that we've found a local source with prices +/- 10% of what we'd pay online - and no shipping! PLUS I can wander the store and find little doodads that I now know I can't live without. Like the $.39 binder clips that were on sale.
We headed off on a Thursday night to join the crew from Scrutiny Hooligans for a bout of Drinking Liberally at a local pub. We'd thought it was the pub with the movie house, but we were wrong, which meant Marc spent the night in the car playing with his Game Boy (or as he puts it, "taking one for the team") while Milo and I enjoyed chatting in butterfly-face with the other liberal hooligans. (The make-up is explained easily enough as the result of our having dinner where a face painter was doing the kids faces - and of course we had to have it done too!)
And then on Thursday, as we headed home from work, a teen-age driver pulled through
a stop sight to attempt to turn in front of us (there was no room, she just didn't realize we were there), causing an accident. Ugh.
NO ONE WAS HURT - but boy, the inconvenience and expense are something we're not sure how to support at this time. The adjuster told Marc he'd look at the car on "Monday, maybe Tuesday" which means I have to call when they open on Monday for (a) get him to look ASAP and (b) get them to start paying for our car rental.
Friday night was the "Anti-Prom" - an even Milo organized for homeschoolers across NC, to take place in Asheville. We started with pizza, and moved to the drum circle that takes place every Friday night at Pritchard park in Asheville's downtown. Much fun was had by all!
Saturday we spent wandering downtown with friends (I wasn't up for it at all; still aching and depressed from our accident - overwhelmed really). Milo and Trevor hate parting, and we hate parting them, but we did come home in the evening to a surprised Marc who hadn't realized we'd be gone all day. /whoops
We left the Athens airport at 1 pm or so local time. We arrived in NYC - JFK airport - around 4 in the afternoon. Our flight to Orlando was due to leave at 7, but in fact due to first weather, then the crew being over hours and having to leave, we didn't take off until nearly 3 am!! We arrived in Orlando near dawn, rented our car, and headed home.