I vote no more Fourth of July’s on a Tuesday.
I’m still thrown off nearly a week later. We started celebrating last Friday, then Saturday, again Sunday, still a little Monday, and I was so done when it was finally the “actual day” on Tuesday. It was just too much. Fun yes, but too much.
And due to a minor car mishap, I’m still in Nebraska… Nearly ten days after I left Chicago. I’m not complaining but, I’m complaining. I need to get home. I need to get into a routine. I feel off balance and out of sorts and I just don’t like it.
I’m out of routine with writing, blogging, working, walking Har, ext ext.
So I’m currently sitting in a coffee shop, trying to get my life together and crossing my fingers my car is fixed today.
Last week while I was driving to the airport for a quick weekend trip to San Diego, my tire just decided it didn’t want to be on our car anymore. In one fast move, the tire went flying off while I was driving 75 mph on the interstate. Not in shreds or pieces, the entire thing. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience, to say the least.
I’ve blown a tire before (a few times actually) so I’m pretty familiar with the terrible feeling that accompanies it. One minute it’s normal, then there’s usually an odd pop, or the feeling like you’ve hit a bump, and suddenly you have 2-3 seconds to pull over as it feels like your car has turned into a wooden rollercoaster and you have zero control before shit gets real.
Luckily, I made it to the grass median before I lost complete control. I called a tow truck, unlike the last time when I was 18 and decided to just hitch a ride with a friendly semi truck driver because WHY NOT…. (I didn’t die that time and he was actually quite helpful.) But anyway, our car was towed to a shop, I flew to San Diego, and five days later it’s still in the shop.
And thus I’m sitting in this coffee shop just waiting for it to be fixed so I can get home. Oy vey.
Once I finally get back to Chicago I don’t plan on leaving until Christmas. I want to hermit in for the rest of summer and enjoy our city while it’s still hot and humid and wonderful.
Apologies for this boring post today. I just needed to get it out of the way in an attempt to break through my blog-funk so I can get back into the swing of things.
(and yes, I’m aware my blog looks like crap right now with images missing. working on that, as well. like I said, everything’s been just a little bit more of a challenge lately…)