|Chinese New Year is not |
until next week, so I am
actually early for wishing you
Happy New Year.
So, here's where I've been...my poor mother (you remember her; you've seen her down in the comments as my personal heckler/fan) was supposed to have her hip replaced. While waiting, her own hip broke! Insert new hip, everyone is happy. Buzzzzzz. There is an infection. Out comes new hip and in goes a spacer. You can only be partial weight bearing with that - so walker and no driving for Sue. Oh yeah, at-home IV for 6 weeks to clear up the infection. So after 3+ plus weeks of the hospital and rehab, my mom finally came home and is feeling more like herself, albeit having to make a lot of accommodations. She's been quite a good sport about the whole thing, which is pretty impressive (I would NOT be a good sport).
|This is how my mother will have|
to shovel this winter.
In case I was worried that Boy and SB were overly upset by our stressful month, our exchange, recounted below, shows that I needn't have worried. Their main worry was who would get what car in the hypothetical situation - that won't happen for at least a year and half!
Boy drives a 2006 Accord. This is the car that The Party replaced when he got a new car about a year ago. Please note that this car belongs to us and is no way the property of Boy (please remind Boy of that if you see him). I tell you what kind of car it is so you can see this is not a crappy junker. It's a perfectly nice car and Boy has been grateful to have it to drive.
Next year Boy will not take this car to college. Next spring SB will be able to get her driver's license and will have this car to drive. The following fall (of 2014!) we would have to decide if Boy could take car to school and if we would purchase another used car for SB to use. Are you with me so far? I have no idea how this will pan out. Many factors to consider, most especially, the cost. I have no intention of thinking about this at all until sometime next spring or summer.
My refusal to make any kind of decision is infuriating to my children who need this matter settled immediately - on principle. Boy feels any car purchased that is nicer or newer than what he drives now should go to him due to him being the older child. He feels it would be completely outrageous for us to consider giving SB a "better" car than he has. Essentially, on seniority alone, he should have the "better" car. SB cannot believe he would think something so ridiculous. She feels that he cannot expect to always get the "better" anything just because he is older. Further, Boy only got a once "recycled" car, if we give it to her, it would be "more recycled."
|OMG - how perfect would|
this be?! It's a stun gun
brass knuckles combo!
And this is why I need a whistle and a stun gun. And a drink.