Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Template #242 ~ Freebie

Good morning!
Hope you all had a good weekend!
Ours was a bit on the crazy side of things. Nothing terrible bad just constant running around with our heads cut off. Classic for us! hehe! It all started with a receipt that my Dad needed on Friday. He is a truck driver so I had to wait for him to call then fax it to where he was. Had to keep my phone on me all day. I dislike feeling like I'm tied to my phone. He was also going to be passing through town late Friday night. Another reason to keep the phone handy. But the drama really started at dinner time. He had called at 4 saying in about an hour he would be calling and for me to be ready. So I delayed starting dinner and waited, and waited and waited some more. At a quarter to six the kids were beginning to complain about dinner time so I called him. He didn't need me to fax the receipt but he didn't bother calling me to say so! I finally got dinner going and just as we were finishing up Grandpa calls. The oldest and him had gone to Taco Bell for dinner and his pickup would not start. They were stuck. So I loaded up the youngsters and grabbed the jumper cables and a phone book just in case. (My phone don't have all the web goodies.) So we pull in and he just wants to call the tow truck, wouldn't even let me try jump starting it. He said he had power but the starter was acting like it had a flat spot. So the kids got a lesson in tow trucks and how to tow things properly. They loved it! It's been 15 years since I drove tow trucks for a living. The oldest don't even remember me doing it she was so little. Got the truck back to grandpa's and the tow driver was kind enough to put it in the driveway for us to work on it. After that was done the younger ones and I headed home to have our strawberry short cake! My Dad called at 10 pm so I headed up to see him for a few minutes at the truck stop. (3 blocks from my house). He runs hard, South of Miami Florida last Wednesday to Seattle Washington yesterday. One end of the country to the other. He loves to drive but the company he is with is screwing him over big time! When I'm done straightening out his books he is going to get an attorney to fight this company. I'll be naming names once the attorney is hired!

Spent the weekend working on Grandpa's pickup trying to figure it out. Had to take the tire off to get to the starter but after my Dad calling and giving us a few ideas on what to test we finally discovered that the battery has a censor eye on it and it was not registering the way it should have. Monday we finally got the thing to start and I had him bring it to the auto parts store near my place. O'Reillys is awesome for testing your charging and starting systems! The shop manager about had a heart attack when he heard the truck was a 2002 and only had 40,000 miles on it. He was even more shocked to find that the battery in it was the original one from the factory! The mechanic said the truck should last grandpa a very long time at this rate! Thanks Tom! See I told you I would blog about you and your store!

But now that the new week is here it is time to get some scrapping done!
We have 5 layouts to share today and that also means that I throw in an extra template for this months gift! Remember for every 5 layouts that are submitted this month I will add on a template to our April gift!

Kristal ~ P365 templates from 2009

Sheri~
Michigan Fan Kit


Barb~
Template #192
Full credits can be found here



Template # 242 Freebie
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I need to run and make the "extra template" before I start my day!
Until next time...

3 comments:

Barb said...

Another Thank you.

Lori said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Apr. 21, 2010. Thanks again.