I am so thankful that I have sick days to use at work. I have 46 or so in reserve. However, I always feel guilty using them! Canyon was out for 6 days in November (I believe) with pneumonia and I had to take one this week for a migraine and 2 more this week for Canyon and a stomach virus. It's not been a good school year for health.
Even though this picture looks bright and shiny, he had thrown up 8 times. Oh joy! The first took ALL day to clean because it was all over his bed, wall, carpet, dresser (inside and out), and toys. I had to throw away 6-7 books and 2 stuffed animals. Also had to wash 3 dresser drawers of clothes. Not only was it projectile, having a loft bed over a dresser may not have been a great idea after all.
WHAT A MESS!
Between dry-heaves and moaning, he slept. Chloe and Malaki kept watch.
For dinner he was able to hold down 2 ounces of Sprite and 1/2 cup of cooked rice.
The next morning looked better! He slept in until 8 and put his laundry away. Watched movies on the couch with Chloe and ate toast and more Sprite.
Dad came to help with Suni. It needed a new head gasket. What a mess! He showed up at noonish on Saturday and worked on the car until 11 pm with Sahara.
She has mechanic hands!
Sunday morning they finished up the loose ends and Monday we took it to get an oil change. Everything seems to be working fine.
Ran it through the car wash and made 'for sale' posts on several facebook sites.
2 days later, a lowball offer was given and excepted. Because I have too much to do, too much stress, and too many bills to take care of, I basically took the first offer over $1000 that I got.
Suni sold for $1,125 to the grandparents of a girl that goes to my kids High School. She is a year older than Canyon and the car is a surprise for her. Funny it's going to be making the same high school trip, but call home somewhere new. Canyon will still see it in the parking lot. Hope he doesn't jump in and expect a ride home!! Haha
So 2015 did not start out so good. Along with a lot of problems I don't want to go into right now, Sahara's car "Suni" bit the dust. It was smoking/steaming really badly and overheating. I mean pegged to as high as it would go. We took it to the shop and were told it was the thermostat. Pretty easy fix. If only. It turns out it was the head gasket and that is a $1300 fix. The car's blue book value is only $1500. SO.......spend what the car is worth to fix it or shop for something new???
There was a Honda Civic that was a great option, but it sold the next day :(
There was a Ford Focus but she felt that it was awkward :(
Sahara did not even want to go look at the Sparks, she thought they were goofy. But she did like the colors. (Lemonade, Denim, Grape, Lime, Jalapeno, Salsa...)
We pulled in the lot at 5:38 PM on Thursday, they had 2, a Lime and a Denim. They were quite cute. We test drove the 2014 Denim Blue and she fell in love! It truly is like a little space capsule. Everything is digital and glowing and super fun!
We took it back at 6:01 and the place had closed! 1 guy was left and he didn't even know a vehicle was out. Haha, we could have just kept it!
Well, this girl of mine, while I was at work, did all the leg work! She went to the bank and got approved for her loan. She called the dealer and offered a price. It was accepted!!
After work I went with her back to the dealership, her check in hand, and within an hour she was officially the proud owner of a new car!!
It's only a 4 seater, which we didn't even realize, but that's not really an issue. It does not have a CD player (which is sort of a thing of the past anyway) but does have XM for a few months trial and Onstar for 6 months free. It basically has a tablet built into the dash which is really cool and through her phone can be used to view anything on her phone including movies, music, phone... Way more then what is needed.
It is a 4 door with a hatch. The back door handles are up higher on the side of the doors.
Weeks worth of groceries. No problemo!
I'm so happy she has a reliable car and did this all on her own!
As for poor Suni, James says he will come next weekend and fix it to sell. Supposedly he can get the parts for super cheap and knows how to do the work it needs. It will be a savings of about $1150 compared to what the shop wants. So, then it will be up for sale for what it's worth. Which will be good so Sahara can pay the taxes on this one :}
Took a trip to Subiaco Abbey and the Wine Trail today.
This is Brother Andrew (or was it Brother Anthony??) Even though they were not doing regular tours (self guided tours only), he spotted us and took us around pointing out different areas of the Abbey and Academy.
Canyon and Nana on the gazebo swing. Really pretty view. Would be better if it were warm and green.
Papa, Canyon, and Nana check out the Grotto.
Sahara and Jared overlooking the monk cemetery.
Then we hit wine country. First stop was just a hop down the road from the Abbey. The owner was a former student at the Academy - 1st graduating class.
The Cowie Family Winery
They collect bells and supposedly this one with Canyon is the largest bell in the state.
Cowley is very tasty wine and Papa got a case.
We also went to Mount Bethel
Here Papa also got a case.
Where here, papa got a.....you guessed it! Case!
After we got home, it was a game of STIX and Jared went to a family thing.