Friday, May 29, 2009

Stuck

Those of you who don't have Facebook, or those of you that don't check it regularly, might not know that last Saturday our car was stolen out of our parking lot. In the car was Susan's car seat, our car seat base, our stroller and my baby sling. What kind of person gets into a car, sees two baby seats, and drives off?? But that's a rant for another post... Some of you may remember the great break in of '08. It's been just about a year. Nate's parents were nice enough to let us borrow a truck until my mom is able to bring us her car mid- June to "car sit" for three years. The pick up isn't much to look at and it's pretty difficult strapping a car seat onto a bench seat sans car seat base but it has AC and a working radio so things are going alright. To be honest, I'm not as upset about the car as I am about Susan's seat and our stroller, base and sling. The Yukon had been causing us quite a bit of grief recently. Nate and I were laughing about it a few days ago that we felt sorry for the thieves because the AC didn't work, the tires were almost shot, the Service Engine Soon light was on, it had less than a quarter tank left and it had been raining pretty bad that weekend and our wipers only worked when it wasn't raining. :)
Anyway, this was a long preface to what I'm really posting about. Nate took the truck to work today, which is fine. He does frequently. But it is noon and I haven't seen the sunlight today. Why? What's the point? I have no way to get around. No car, no stroller, no sling. And I have a sick baby who is coughing, leaking out of every orifice on his face and hasn't pooped in three days. *Oops. I'm back. Make that three minutes now.* He's tired and super clingy so I'm basically holding him all day. Which means my house is a disaster. How did pioneer women do it with no car, no stroller, no sling, tons of children and tons of chores? Yes, I was definitely meant for a much lazier generation. :)

8 comments:

Albright said...

Poor Rachel! I'm so sorry that we got Gabe sick! I wish I were there to keep you company while you are stuck! The blog looks great by the way!

Bridget said...

I didn't know the sling was gone, too!! How terrible. I think that's the worst loss of all. Your sling was super cute (as was Gabriel inside of it).

I think pioneer women did have slings. Of a sort.

sketigal said...

This is so sad! I'm sorry friend, I wish I knew of something I could do for you :) Let me know, okay?

annette said...

Wow what a story. It brings to mind one of my favorite pesimistic sayings....Lifes hard, then you die. Hang in there. When things are tough at least you know things will get better. Theres only one way to go and that is up.

coryshay said...

yikes!! I am so sorry! That is terrible!

Amanda said...

Makes you wonder about those pioneer women, doesn't it? Like seriously. So sorry to hear about your car. When is your mom coming?

Murlene said...

Pobrecita! Hang on...I'm coming! I leave two weeks from today, in fact. The movers are coming Friday. I've gained 7 lbs. from all the farewell parties...Double Yikes! This too shall pass...., Love, Mom

Renae said...

Yikes! So sorry about the theft!! Does your insurance cover it? Your right those other things are just as important as the car itself. Hope the thieving jerks abandon and you get your stuff back