Happy birthday to my wonderful sister, Erica, who I totally tried to call earlier but who didn’t answer, even though it was only, like, 4:30 in Minnesota and who I must therefore assume was out rocking the town because by my count she’s turning 30 and that’s absolutely the birthday for which you should go out and rock the town. Yea!! So I’m not going to call her back tonight because now it’s after 8:00 there and I’m really hoping that part of her birthday also means that she actually gets some sleep for the first time since JD’s birthday (doesn’t that sound like a fantastic birthday present?!) and besides that I don’t have any cell service at the house and she’s not on Skype right now (again, hopefully either rocking the town or sleeping) so I don’t actually have a way to call her and I’ll just have to catch up with her some other time.
BUT! I really do hope that your birthday was ABSOLUTELY OFF THE WALL FANTASTIC and I’m sorry I didn’t send you anything, but I hope Tim got you something AWESOME and we’ll totally have to catch up later this week.
I wasn’t even home on Friday, when I would normally call. Friday, I got up and went to the church offices to do my monthly cleaning there, and then when I got home, Justin and I ran down to Savannah to run a couple errands and catch a showing of “Cowboys & Aliens” (really fun movie, by the way) and then drove straight from there up to Beaufort to go to a board games party at a friends house. And we were there until after midnight so I started to fall asleep on their couch, which was why it wasn’t until we were nearly all the way home before we realized that I’d forgotten my purse, with our house keys, back at their house. 45 minutes away. But luck! I stuck a spare house key under the bumper of the car! And fail — the key didn’t actually work. We have no idea why it didn’t work, but the dang thing wouldn’t turn. So at 1:30 in the morning, Justin borrowed our neighbor’s extension ladder and climbed in through a window on the second floor of our house.
Saturday, I was fighting off some bug because I slept a lot. I tried to stay awake and managed a couple hours at a time, but then would fall back asleep again. It was really annoying, actually. I slept through most of Sunday morning, too, failing to go to church, and then took it pretty easy for the rest of the afternoon. Friends came over in the evening to collect boxes from our attic for moving and we fed them dinner in exchange for ice cream and Justin fixed the power supply on one of their computers, too, and some other computer work.
And after they left, because the air conditioning unit refuses to blow cold air, we set up the bed in the living room and slept down there. The a/c unit upstairs hasn’t been working right for the last week or so. It was working in the evenings, like it was exhausted from the heat, too, and decided that it would just work its best overnight. And then it stopped doing that, too. The downstairs unit is working, so we’ve got a box fan at the bottom of the stairs, blowing air up to another fan that moves it closer to either Justin’s office or the bedroom, depending on where it’s turned, and a third fan that blows air up from the floor into faces. But it’s just not quite cutting it. So we’ll be camping out downstairs for a couple days. We have an appointment set up for a guy to come look at it on Friday, which our landlady set up a couple weeks ago for regular maintenance. So when he comes, hopefully he’ll take care of the problem.
And how’s that for about the most random post ever?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAE-MAE!!