I got my car back this evening after having it towed to the dealership with a possible alternator issue. The good news is that it wasn't the alternator. The bad news is that there were a bunch of other problems that were found, including a very dead battery, and it still cost me over a thousand dollars. More good news, though, is that other than all that, the car is in very good shape for being over 7 years old, and I had a blast driving it after we picked it up. It was a gorgeous evening, with low humidity, and I enjoyed some "topless" driving.
Today was the last day of school for Howard County, the last county in the state of Maryland still in session. My daughter cried and cried, all day, because she hates the last day. She misses her teachers, she misses her friends, she misses everything about the school experience (except homework!). From the moment she got in the car after school, she was crying. We came home, and she was crying. She called her grandfather, and she was crying. She went up to her room and cried. We go through this every year. I'm glad she loves school so much, but she just gets so emotional when school lets out for the summer. I told her it's only two months, but that's still too long.
Her saving grace will be starting camp in just over a week. She loves going to Grace Adventures Day Camp, and loves the connections she makes with the counselors and friends. She'll cry after that finishes for the Summer, too, but at least it will bridge some of that gap.
In the meantime, we'll manage through the waterworks that will last through tomorrow, then that'll be that.
I've had a recurring dream over the past several weeks and I'm trying to figure out if there's any symbolism behind it, or if it represents some longing or itching in my subconscious that needs to be scratched. I dreamed that I was riding a motorcycle. I was looking for cheaper, more economical transportation, and apparently I enjoy the feel of wind on my face and bugs in my teeth, at least in my dream. It was an interesting sensation, and I've dreamed this at least three times, that I can remember. So, what does it mean? Who knows.
Wow, Shantel VanSanten is a gorgeous young lady! She was on with Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show last night. Some days I wish I was a lot younger, in better shape, a famous celebrity, and able to date attractive young actresses. Alas, but I am none of those, and probably better for it.
Have a great weekend, everyone!