And thankfully it is not a death sentence. The garage called and the Passat is able to be saved. Turns out by getting off the freeway immediately I managed to prevent damage to the engine. After a thorough cleaning and an oil change, they expect they'll have it back to me tomorrow. And they're fixing the back hatch too. So I don't need to immediately replace my car, which is good news. I have time to think and plan, just the way I like. Life is good.
In April of 2005, my husband and I packed up our two dogs and toddler and moved to Seattle from the San Francisco Bay area. Shortly after our move, I became pregnant with our second child. As exciting as this was, it definitely put a cramp in my ability to explore our new home town. I'm still working hard at adjusting to the new digs.
As a working mom to two small boys, I manage to keep pretty busy. Between business meetings, play dates and pediatrician appointments, there isn't much time left for personal pursuits. But that is a trade off I am willing to make. I'll find time for myself when the boys are old enough to borrow the car, right?
And as though that isn't enough, when we moved we bought our first house, a major fixer upper. Yeah, we wanted the "this Old House" experience, but little did I realize that it would lead to such great experiences, like the sudden loss of running water from a broken water main, or a leaky sewer pipe that kept the toilet off limits for days.
All I can say is that life sure is interesting!