Saturday Morning Coffee

The coffee is hot and strong; it has to be: this weekend ends Spring Break. I shouldn’t really be surprised the days passed quickly, but they did. When school resumes Monday, there’ll be 25 school days left in the year. There’s light at the end of the tunnel, for both students and teachers. But let’s talk about this week.

It seems I spent most of this week trying to fix Krystal’s car. As I write this, I *think* I’ve been successful. Of course, success comes with both a price (and work).

Air Intake HoseReplacing the spark plugs and O2 sensors – or was that last week?

Replacing the thermostat

Replacing the Mass Air Flow sensor

Replacing the air intake hose, which you can see didn’t look pretty. The thing was held together by I don’t know what. It’s a wonder it didn’t break apart on the highway.

All to fix one pesky error code. Thankfully, this week I also received a letter from Chevrolet, saying that a certain problem was causing said error code in a large number of Chevy Sonics, and that I could submit receipts for reimbursement. Huzzah!

I submitted my taxes – and they were accepted. My taxes are fairly straightforward, but I still don’t like doing them. I can’t imagine the mind of a person that prepares taxes for a living. Then again, other people tell me they can’t imagine my mind, so I guess it all evens out.

Krystal and I made more headway on our Spring Cleaning, which will definitely turn into Summer Cleaning. The kitchen is done and is staying relatively clean, the living room is probably 75% done, and the bedroom is started, but despite donating bags of clothes to Goodwill still looks the same. More drastic measures may be necessary.

This week’s new recipe was an eggplant, zucchini, and tomato casserole. With a few adjustments in the ingredient proportions, we’d definitely try this again.

I didn’t read nearly as much as I’d like, what with cleaning and the car and all, but that’s OK since I’m still ahead on my yearly goal.

The first lawn mowing of the year took place this week. Now I’ll have to cut it every other week or so. Sigh. I actually like mowing the lawn, I just don’t like thinking about mowing the lawn. That makes absolutely no sense, but there you have it.

Today I’m hopefully finishing up a majority of final yearbook edits so it’s ready to go to print by Wednesday.

What have you been up to this week? Any big plans for the weekend? 


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