Thursday, August 03, 2006

So Happy It's Thursday (I'm sure I've used this title before)

It's a lovely morning. It's cool outside with a light breeze.

It's the kind of morning that makes me all giddy and high.

Don't tell my probation officer.
We have given up completely on the minivan of doom.

The air conditioner went out. The garage wanted eight-hundred dollars.

Nope, no way, no how.

I am driving the Ford Probe that has 134,900 miles on it, and I am happy. It runs. I trust it. We get where we need to go.

We are selling the lemon minivan outright at carmax. They can fix the bit@#.
My son is potty-training, at least for number one.

Yesterday I had to leave the bathroom for a minute.

When I came back, he had flushed a plant down the toilet, or attempted to.

I took my toilet brush and dug out the huge clumps of dirt.

Now I need a new toilet brush, but at least I don't need a plumber.


Blogger verniciousknids said...

So it was a potty plant?!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...


9:19 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I shouldn't laugh, but I am.

9:38 AM  
Blogger CheerleadingTechie said...

ONLY $800? lol... My boss had her's fixed on Tuesday... it is $1,100

11:36 AM  
Blogger CheerleadingTechie said...

Or rather.. is WAS $1,100 for her. At this point in the year, I'd just roll the windows down... heck, I do anyway... I car had a big bubble on the tire... so I took it in Monday... $177 for 2 tires and oil... and then I need a new sepentine belt.. aka $125. I am SO going to marry a mechanic...

11:39 AM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Is No. 1 able to give a coherent reason for doing same? I would like to hear it...

12:29 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

PJ - I'll forgive you.

Techie - If you marry a mechanic, maybe he could fix our car in exchange for my hubby fixing computers.

Old Hoss - I'll have to chew on that question for a while or you will have to explain what it means. :P

1:05 PM  
Anonymous mad rabbit said...

Ol Hoss, he does not need a reason. He has figured out how the toilet works, now he needs to know how many things he can make disappear. It's a guy thing.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Crazedmomof4 said...

You have a pot plant?... growing in your toilet?... who'd a thunk? I thought they needed a little bit of a dryer condition. ;) :D

4:38 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Damn stupid van. Glad you got a car you can rely on.
Good luck on the potty training. My daughter was easy to train. But a boy seems daunting. My son crams the toilet full of TP...and I mean FULL.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Joke said...

NTS loves flushing things. Once, when he was five, he caused a major havoc housewide when he flushed a GRAPEFRUIT.


6:52 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...


Oh my. Cackled out loud at that one.

7:17 PM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

The car!
The commode!

We had some mysterious toilet plug-ups when the boys were younger. Most recently it's been gobs of those personal wipes flushed down the toilet.

Car troubles are The Worst. Some cars I've owned were so iffy that valet guys refused to park them! (I had underground valet parking at one job. The guys would disappear when they heard me thundering and squealing down the driveway.)

Good luck with the toilet training. It's a huge accomplishment. Youngest trained at 4 and a half. I handed over the job to him one day - took away the diapers, handed him a stack of Hannah training underpants, sweats and sox. Told him he was welcomed to continue piddling in his britches, but that he would have to clean himself up (I was still sympathetic about #2's and in charge of that - sanitation issues). After day 3, he was completely trained. We still make a big deal about him using the toilet, and washing his hands. He is still proud of this accomplishment. RJ will be too! It's HUGE!

10:43 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

My husband's car has the mileage to match your Probe's. We're hoping it lasts a couple more years, at least.

Are you getting something to replace the MFH?

(minivan from hell)

7:15 AM  
Blogger Mary Poppins said...


Bravo for getting the toilet training going...Miss C is 4 and toilet training has been hell!! We are still on diapers..crap...metaphorically speaking..not literal...

Your Doom Van and my Death Van are a match made in heaven!! or be the judge..

9:38 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Vickee - Yay for potty training!

Liz - I don't know. Funds are tiiiiiggghht.

Mary - Never again will I own a minivan, I hope.

5:03 PM  

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