Wednesday, October 19, 2011

fall break

got a good start to fall break last weekend. had nothing planned and worked in the yard mostly all Saturday and picked up inside the house and such. However SUnday after church my pickup died a mile north after leaving my folks place in Mustang. UGH.
well we had it towed to a shop in town and then mom took me home. I waited around the house on Monday to hear from the mechanic about what could be done. It was a bit stressful because I had to teach class Monday night and I had trouble finding a rental car place with any cars available before 5pm. The mechanic called and gave me an estimate of $969 for replacing the timing belt, the water pump, flushing the coolant system, the serpentine belt, and oil change etc. I said go for it. ha
I've really been happy with my 2000 Ford Ranger. I bought it in 02 and it had only 12,000 miles on it. I have had the oil changed regularly and kept tires replaced. otherwise not the right maintenance as I should have.... so it's been super reliable up until now and it was time to have things taken care of obviously.
My sweet sister Jennifer took me to class Monday night, and my bud Scott gave me a ride home. Tuesday I checked out the outlet mall in OKC with a friend AMY and had a late late lunch at Republic on Classen Curve here in OKC. then mom and dad came to pick me up at my hosue and take me back to the garage to get my truck. :)
TOday I'll be grading some of the 20 essays that were turned in Monday night. I will try to get about 4 or 5 done before rewarding myself with some yardwork outdoor time. :) also hoping to get the house picked up and then maybe get to the gym for some cardio. no reason to put that off during fall break.