Two weeks from today I will be heading out on vacation... without the kids!! Woo hoo! You have no idea how excited I am about this.
Mike's family is working together to keep the kids for four days for us. My sister-in-law will keep them for the first two days and then Mike's mom, dad and other sister will have them for them for the rest of the time. We are heading to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Mmmmm. Mountains. Perhaps I will get to see a sunset as well. I can't see sunsets from my house because I live on the side of a hill in the trees.
Either way... we are going to have a great time.
I'm freaking out just a little bit though because our van still isn't running right. Boo. (Our car doesn't have AC that works and that would make for a long five hour drive.) Mike has been working on our van since it broke down last weekend. He found one part that needed fixed and was able to do that himself for less then ten bucks. Go Mike! But then the engine light came back on with another problem. It's a problem that we knew would eventually happen... something about coils and there are six of them and when one goes bad eventually the rest start going bad... it's been happening. So some of those need changed. There are two rows of them... the front row is super easy to get to apparently... but the back row... you have to take half the car apart.
We just don't have time for that. It would be nice to have the car fixed more than a day before we head out so I can drive it around town and feel safe knowing it truly is fixed.
Mike ordered the parts online when he found a good deal. He couldn't find any stores that had all the parts and they would have had to order them anyways. Then he is hoping to find someone that will work on it without charging us our entire savings for labor. And hopefully we can get all this done in the next week.
It's getting too close and that makes me uncomfortable and slightly panicky.