First thing in the morning we got a parking ticket for parking in front of our house. Our street is on the trainline access point. You can only park in these bluestone bays which alternate on the left and right. Now a LOT of people park outside the bluestone bays which is a public danger. But the police never come and ticket them. Nooooo.... when they came down here for the first time in 5 years, they decided to ticket the homeowners parked in the bluestone bays which are 2P zones - but the only other street parking is 2 streets down. The folks parked in actual parking spots not being a hazard to anyone. Think we can get anyone to deal with those parking outside the bays though? NAH! Grr! So we got a ticket.
So already stressing about the freaking ticket, the car was due for a oil change so I dropped it off and walked home. Got a call - some kind of hose thingie needs replacing. Great - go ahead. I hope it doesn't cost a bundle. Got another call. The bit that fastens the hose thingie on is old and broke apart when they tried to remove it. It too needs replacing. And they can't get the part till Monday. ####!!!
I have Freestyle in Dandenong tonight!!! Okay, no probs, we'll take the train. So I bundle Laurent up, grab the dog, grab the husband and we boogie down. We did pretty well and were video taped so I may be able to post a little view of what my girlie has learned in 6 lessons in the next week or so!
Halfway home my math skills reappear and I add 2+2 and get 4. Car not back till Monday. I have a herding event Sunday. Aw, CRRRAPPPPPPP!!! Now what am I supposed to do? Even if I could hitch a ride with someone (doubtful) the carseat is in our car which is locked up at the autoplace! That means a trainride and hike out to Skye.
To make matters funner, Laurent and I are both still fighting this miserable chest cold. It's mostly gone for me, just have no voice and an occasional cough. Laurent has still got a runny nose, cough and a serious case of the grumpy-clingies though.
On the upside (hey, I take my happy where I can get it!) our last night went off fairly well. I completely made up a 'routine' (haha) on the fly and we did okay. We're still a long way from competing but the only thing we HAD to do for this was heeling, a 360 and a rock-back step. We also did a few other little tricks and didn't fall on our faces. They gave us a nice certificate and treats for completing our course which was nice as well and much appreciated by Sierra! (Well, the treats anyway... the certificate was more my thing!)
C'mon universe, can't you cut me a little break??? It can be our little secret, I won't tell a soul - promise!