#1 I’ve had a new car for over three months. Every time I tried to put gas in it, I could not get the gas tank to open. It’s supposed to just spring open when you lightly press it. Twice I had to call my husband to rescue me at the gas station because I really needed gas but couldn’t get the tank to open! He would walk up and pop it open on the first try. I felt like such an idiot! I could easily open it when he was standing there, but the next time I tried it on my own – nothing.
It turns out that when the car is locked, so is the gas tank. I always get out of the car and immediately lock it (safety first!) – and now I know I have to open the gas tank, then lock my doors. The picture above is the celebratory snap I sent Paul after I got gas all by myself for the first time! 🙂
#2 This week I pan-fried some pork chops for supper. All the sudden I noticed that the cats were on alert, running away from the kitchen. The olive oil in my pan started smoking and had filled the entire kitchen/living area with smoke. Isn’t it amazing how fast that happens?? I can’t smell, so I had to turn around to actually see it hanging in the air.
I had to shut the cats in the bedroom, open the front and side doors for a good cross breeze and turn on the living room ceiling fan to get it all cleared out. Did I mention it was 34 degrees and pouring the rain outside? My neighbors probably thought I was nuts.
#3 I broke a dish in TJ Maxx! I reached for a bowl that looked so interesting, and turned it over to see the price on the bottom. As I did that, the “interesting” part of the dish slid right out and crashed on the floor. It wasn’t part of the bowl, just a random saucer someone had placed inside.
Not only did it startle me, the crash went on for what felt like minutes. Haha. I even heard someone gasp “Oh my.” It was just a saucer, not a whole shelf of dishes. A nice employee immediately appeared to help me clean it up and to assure me it was not a problem. For the rest of my shopping trip, I felt like everyone in the store knew it was me and was watching my every move. Ha!
Sometimes you crush it. Other days you can’t open your gas tank, break things in stores and fill your house with smoke. I hope your week has been full of the former and not the latter! 🙂
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