Tuesday night my car was impounded. Wednesday Ray's cell phone was lost. By Wednesday night I was too frazzled to think and just went to bed. Then I woke up at 3:30 a.m.
Short version of car. I loaned it to Tasha's (girls' mom's) boyfriend to run a short errand.
He had a cramp in his leg a block and a half from here and the two of them decided to let Tasha drive it home. No license and missing brake light is a bad combination. They stopped her for the brake light and discovered she had no license. I do think the handcuffs were a little extreme and evidently so did they because they released her but not the car. The traffic officer was ready to release the car as well (they have some flexibility) but his supervisor was listening in and said no. I couldn't get a hearing until this morning but now, $310. later, my car is back and the brake light is fixed. I also discovered I have an expired driver's license. Could have sworn it was 2007 but I would have been wrong. I never look at it. I'll take care of that shortly - probably next Tuesday. They don't impound for expired license, it's a fixit ticket and the chances of my being stopped are remote. Meantime, I'll limit my driving as much as possible.
The cell phone was turned in to the girls' school this morning. A kid had picked it up at the playground when the girls set it down for a couple of minutes. His mom returned it. Meantime I'd suspended service.
Tim, the girls, and I met up with some of our PFLAG gang and went bowling tonight. I think it's the first time in 12 or 13 years I've bowled. Fortunately nobody else was much better. I had one strike, two spares, and we won't discuss the rest. I'm a little rusty and I never was incredible even when I bowled league in Arkansas.
Elcie was amazing. She's "bowled" with one of those ramps the ball rolls down but none of them had actually bowled before. The first ball of the first frame, our Elcie rolled a solid strike. We were all blown away. She stood up there balance on one crutch with a 12 lb ball in the other hand and rolled the ball. They all did fine for their first time and, most importantly, they learned bowling etiquette almost immediately. I was proud of them. We will definitely do it again once or twice during the summer. Had dinner at the alleys; usual bowling fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries.
And, to cap off my last few days, my camera wouldn't work. Maybe next time.
The bowling alley is located on the former Castle Air Force Base, one town over. The Air Force hasn't been there for several years (a victim of downsizing) but the bowling alley remains along with a brand new federal prison and several new industries. I don't miss the B-52's that flew over several times a day.
Rochelle went on her final field trip of the year to a museum in Fresno. Had a great time. No more homework for the rest of the year. Rebecca's stopped last week and school will dismiss on June 2nd. Back August 14th.
That's about it for the day. I think I missed a couple of you in the comments and I still haven't caught up on visitors. Thanks for telling me being tired sometimes was okay and for the responses to Princess cards for little Nadine.
Matter of fact I'm becoming a little tired now; a few minutes past 11, so I'm heading for bed unless something intervenes. Laundry can wait for once.
Take care everyone.