The trip to Tennessee was great. Everything was really nice right up until 10 p.m. Saturday, the night before we were leaving. When I woke up that morning, I went and sat out on the front porch, like I had every other morning, but something was different. The winds had changed. Things felt strange and the birds seemed to be singing a different tune. It was like a Mary Poppins moment.
The rest of the day went okay and I had forgotten how strange the wind had felt that morning. We went and met their neighbors’ family and spent a little time at their house. It was nice. But as soon as we went back to the house, that’s when all the strange unfortunate things started happening.
The first was the accountant calling. For years, my taxes have always seemed to work out. Pay a little federal and then get a state return or vice versa. It just never changed much. Well, this year, we owe thousands of dollars. I still don’t know how that even happens. So here it was 10 p.m. on the night before the day we’re leaving at 6:00 in the morning and I couldn’t sleep. I wanted to be in bed by 10 but who could sleep after hearing that kind of news? I was a wreck and that’s when I started feeling a little cruddy.
The drive home the next day wasn’t too bad. The GPS took us a different way home than we had gone. It involved going down a mountain (or really huge hill) and my ears were (or weren’t) popping. They filled up but didn’t actually pop for over an hour. I could hardly hear a thing. It was painful! I thought I was going to have a brain aneurysm or something. There was so much pressure in my head and to top it off, I still wasn’t feeling well in general. We made it home okay though.
On Monday, my son, his wife and their new baby were taking a vacation two hours away. I took my mom and the twins to go see them because my mom hasn’t gotten a chance to see the baby yet. The drive there was fine. The truck was doing something a little strange at one point but I ignored it because it was still driving okay. It just felt a little funny. We got home later that afternoon and I took my daughter out to do some riding. The temp dropped 20 degrees and I was freezing and feeling worse by the minute.
On the way home, we decided to stop at the store. We pulled into the parking lot and the truck started making all kinds of crazy noises. Every time I went over 10 mph, it got much worse. I knew it had to do with the bearings. So, it took forever to get home but we made it. I still can’t believe that we made it home from both trips without anything happening! I guess that I can truly thank God for that one!
Still, the truck wouldn’t have been an awful thing by itself because it has a warranty but that’s not how things work around here. Of course, my son had his driving test in the morning at 8:30 a.m. I tried to borrow my mom’s car but her brake light was on. Can’t take the test if any lights are on. So, we had to use our other vehicle which is a smaller truck that has lots wrong with it, but no lights on.
He didn’t pass. The way everything was going, I wasn’t surprised. I took him to school and since then, I’ve been feeling worse and worse all day. I need to feel better but I keep feeling worse. I have a terrible sore throat and headache. And just now, my friend texted me and said that her husband just went to the ER because he’s having chest pains.
A whole bunch of smaller things happened too but these are some of the biggies. I hope the wind changes again soon!