Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:26 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump
Thursday: 12 miles @ 7:59 pace on trail
We’ve FINALLY gotten some cooler weather and I thoroughly enjoyed my 12 miler. Everything is feeling great since the marathon, although my glute is still flaring up a bit towards the end of my runs.
Part of Todd being gone means I have to do stuff around the house that I don’t normally do. I’ve had a few firsts, like shaving Riley and drum roll please changing my car battery. I was all ready to head to Body Pump Monday evening and my car wouldn’t start. I called my mom (go figure, haha) and she came over to help. Step 1- Try and jump start the battery. Didn’t work. It was DEAD. Step 2- Get the battery out…
After we got everything screwed in the car STILL wouldn’t start. UGH, you’ve got to be kidding me! My mom took another look and the positive connection side could have been pushed down a little more so she said to get a hammer. I tapped at it a few times and she just laughed and said give me the hammer. She got that baby down with a few good whaks and guess what? The car started right up! We literally cheered out loud for our accomplishment. It felt good to be Mrs. Independent! Although, I’m not gonna lie, I’ll depend on Todd in the future when he’s home, haha.
Another thing I had to deal with on my own was a broken AC. Now I know most of you don’t need an AC right now and probably have your heaters on full blast, but the temps are still in high 80’s here and the AC is MUCH needed. You know it’s bad when its hotter INSIDE than it is outside…
As I’m sure many of the other ladies who read this blog have probably experienced, dealing with service people can be quite the challange. You never know if you’re getting ripped off or sold something you don’t need… case in point, the $75 oil change I got a month ago. Usually I’d just call Todd when they tell me I need this or that, but that wasn’t an option then or for the AC ordeal. I know part of this is my own fault… I should just learn the ins and outs of common problems around the house, so I can’t blame them for everything, but still.
I called a two companies out for a free diagnosis and they both said the compressor was blown. Great. The most expensive part of an AC. Taiwan is 13 hours behind us (they don’t do the whole time change thing) so if I don’t ask Todd everything I need to when I talk to him in the morning (his night) I have to wait 12 hours until I can talk to him again. Needless to say, that made making a huge financial decision- thousands of dollars- really hard. I ended up calling around and found a place that saved us $400! Score.
The guy was really nice and even gave Riley a treat. Come to find out, one of the parts that we needed replaced, didn’t even NEED REPLACED! The first guy that came switched 2 wires around to make it not work. The first guy even showed me how there was “no charge going through.” Well no SHIT! You screwed with it. Ugh, I was so pissed. It had to be him because the second guy also said it was broken and I sure as hell didn’t mess with it. All I know is that karma’s a bitch so that guy can suck it, haha. OK OK, enough of my rant. I just hate when people take advantage of others.
To leave you on a good note, here’s a cute pic of Ry girl catching lizards…
Have you ever changed a car battery?
Do you think service people take advantage of women or am I overreacting? You can be honest.