Friday, December 12, 2014

my week in pictures 80

monday 12/1 - sunday 12/7

Last week was busy busy busy with work, but we did manage to actually get out of the house a few times, thankfully.

I was super excited for Saturday because we had made plans to go get the breakfast and the Christmas tree in the morning and then do lights, but I ended up having to work on a project for a few hours in the morning (after working on it all night) which majorly stalled our plans. By the time we were able to leave it was late afternoon, but we figured we could still do the tree, right? Wrong. We got about three blocks in the Audi before it started shaking violently and the check engine light came on. Great. So we drove back home, parked it since no mechanics were working that day, and went to leave in the Maxima. Pat gets in, attempts to start it, and the battery in dead, much to our surprise/dismay. At this point its late afternoon and we haven't eaten anything, so I head inside to make brunch while Pat keeps messing with the car. After burning up our portable battery charger he tries to jump the car with the messed up Audi and still nothing. Eventually he gets a stroke of genius and unplugs his car charger and it starts right up. Moral of the story, don't leave those things plugged in because some cars continue to charge their ports even when they are turned off! Now its nighttime, so we just run some errands and decide to try Christmas the next day.

Sunday was much better. We made breakfast at home, but we were able to go get a Christmas tree and get the lights all done. We spent the night decorating the tree, listening to Christmas music, having some festive beverages, and watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Perfect. (Oh, and unlike last year, our tree was perfectly thawed when we picked it out, no defrosting needed, and no bug infestation so far).

[[ more schnow! ice ice baby... but seriously, some intense freezing rain. giving red martini in redmond a try. dinner at the new jackson's by our house, yum yum. christmas tree hunting! pulling out some of our favorites. the tree! (and festive hats). christmas lights on the house. misc. decorations inside, and the grinch playing in the background. my first christmas ornament from my grandma. ]]

The Audi is also fine by the way. We took it in Monday and I guess it was one of the coils, whatever that means... so our mechanic was able to get it fixed that day for just a little over $100. Phew!