Sunday, August 5, 2012

it's a hard knock life...

A couple weeks ago the battery died in my car. I'd been telling Eric that the car was starting slow and that the battery might be dying a few days leading up to the end of it's life. It was a sweet victory for me when we got in the car and it wouldn't start... I was finally right about something that Eric definitely has more knowledge in :) Well my sweet, loving husband decides to jump the battery to see how long the charge would last. This would determine if it was really a dead battery, or if I needed a new alternator. I'm pretty sure he just wasn't in the mood to change out the battery.... so he thought he'd see how many days he could get away with the jump start. Well that stupid charge lasted 4 days. 4 whole days of me telling Eric that the car is still starting slow, and that it was going to die on me at the most inconvenient time possible. And my sweet, loving (and snoody) husband would just grin and tell me that, "it doesn't matter how it sounds! All that matters is that it will start!"
I was sick of driving around a car that I knew was going to kill over on me, so I told Eric that he was driving the car to work the next day and I would be taking the truck! That way I won't have to deal with the stupid thing when it died :) Being the sweet, loving wifey that I am, I went to fill the car up with gas so that Eric wouldn't be driving on empty. Of course my car didn't start when I was finished filling it up.... and Eric still had over an hour and a half left of work. Oh how I wanted to strangle my sweet, loving husband! I asked someone to jump my car and long story short? The cables got crossed- causing my battery to "blow up" and the jumper cables melted into a mess of nothingness. Eric was so dead meat by that point!! I was stuck at the busiest gas station in town, and was going to have to wait for over an hour for Eric to be done working to come tow me. I felt SO humiliated (I'm not sure why... this was ALL Eric's fault after all... if he had been around to jump my car I could have avoided the battery and jumper cable mess... or if he'd just replaced the battery in the first place I never would have been stranded.... DEAD MEAT!) so I called my friend Laura and she sent her husband right over to tow me home. That's not even the reason I called her, but I didn't even have to ask! They came to my rescue and we laughed about the whole mess on the way home.When Eric made it home from work we all just stood around my dead car chatting and hanging out.
That night, in those simple moments of chilling around my stupid car, I realized how blessed I am! This new town and this new life that I complain about constantly really isn't so bad. Do I miss northern Utah and all of our loved ones and fun times?? YES! Is this new town boring as heck? Yes! Do I have friends everywhere I turn in this town? NO! But I can proudly say that we are friends with 4 couples now.... FOUR! And we are slowly meeting more and more people. I've said this in my last couple of posts, but this town is slowly starting to feel a bit more like home each week. And the main reason being that I have an amazing little family- my sweet, loving husband and a precious baby girl on the way. And our friends, those 4 couples, are true friends. Who needs a plethora of friends in this small town when we've got these amazing people in our lives? I'm thinking that epiphany of how lucky we are to have amazing friends in this town is the beginning of a major attitude change :) I still miss my northern Utah life everyday, but I'm so blessed to have amazing friends all over the state of UT (and AZ, my best friends just keep moving away, ha!).  I can't wait to see more goodness from this town with my slow-changing attitude :) It has to keep getting better, right?

13 comments:

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

OMG Scott would have been in the dog house for that mess! haha! I do love when they don't listen and then we end up right though! Bitter sweet victory! Lol! I am glad you are making friends in your new town! Have a great week!
Alexis ♥

Heidi Hopewell said...

I felt the same way when I first moved to Columbus! I've slowly warmed up to Ohio and learned there are some legit people in our area :)It does get better, I promise!

Chrissy + Nate said...

That is so awesome! We live in an itty bitty town and we have good friends (but most of which are 10+ years older than us, at least)! Which is fine, but it is also okay to miss your friends far away! I am WITH YOU girl! Haha! So glad it's getting better! (And I would have killed Nate!)

Miss Amy said...

Poor girl! Glad your friend and hubby were so helpful to you. Cars are such a pain - AAA has been the best purchase of my life - I highly recommend it! :)

LaynahRose said...

Haha dead meat. Kudos to you for not killing him lol. So awesome that you had that realization though! Change can be good!

Ana said...

aww, i know i shouldn't laugh as this is a serious post and had this happened to me, i would be embrassed too.. but aww its so typical of a guy to be like "NOO its fine, stop worrying.." and then BAMM we're left with the end result! :) haha aww X

Lauren said...

So sorry about the car!! At least you made the best out of it and realized how blessed you are! I find myself realizing the same things in annoying sittuations! I missed that you were having a girl!!!! Congrats! She will be so precious! Again, I'm so happy for you guys!!! :)

xo

Julie said...

I would agree, the best friends are the ones who drop anything and everything to help you out.

Now...go buy a new car!!

Erin said...

aw girl, i've had similar things happen with my car lately - so frustrating! but i love your attitude - youre inspiring :)

Michelle said...

Girl. I TOTALLY understand what you mean about friends. I've lived in my city for about a year now and we're just starting to become friends with other couples. It just takes time to plant roots, you know? I may be across the country from you but I know all those same feelings.

And about the car. OH EM GEE I'd be mad! Haha! I've argued with my husband so many times over car issues. I've schooled him a few times too...and then had to go jump his car at the grocery store in the middle of a blizzard. Boys...

That Girl said...

AND you'll be getting a new battery out of the deal - which makes everything better.

Janna Renee said...

Aww! I'm so happy they came to your rescue!! We had a similar situation where I told the hubby that the truck was driving weird. Long story short, the whole truck died and we had to scrap it for parts. He thought I was going to kill him, but luckily I know that we run that risk by buying old cars, but I'll take a little loss on an old vehicle over going into debt on a new one any day ;) It's all about the perception. Haha.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I might start feeling the same way next week once I'm in CA. So you might see some emails from me!