Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Break

This week has been our spring break. John & I had plans for this week for months. Well, we knew we were going to do something but we never really decided on what to do. We talked Branson Missouri, Dallas, Texas, Shreveport, Louisiana and many others. We have been known to decide at the last minute and that is what we did this time. On Sunday we finally decided where we were going and we would leave Monday after we dropped Tori's car in the shop to get the CV joints replaced. (she was driving my car)

BUT THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN!

You see Meg had come down to watch our animals and her car had been tripping a fuse causing her tail lights and dash board lights to go out! Not good! So John tried and tried to fix the thing Sunday night to no avail. We took the car to the shop the next day. Meg's light switch had to be replaced in the steering column.....that's what was blowing all the lights.

WE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE TRIP!

Tori's car was swapped out for Meg's on Tuesday. We paid Adam(the mechanic) $300 for fixing Meg's car. We were hoping Tori's car would be done by Wednesday afternoon. Well, that morning Adam called us and said that Tori's rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced because the seals were blown out. It wouldn't be ready until Friday and it was going to cost $790!!!

UGH! $1090 in one week to our mechanic!

It hasn't been a bad break though. It has actually been relaxing. I've got to go to the gym with John everyday.....he is my personal, personal trainer! :) Both our daughters have been home and we have had homemade dinners and watched movies. We have been content just being with each other!

Then John said, "you know what.....screw it! I only get two weeks vacation a year....we are going!"
We are headed here.....to Tunica, Mississippi!! Maybe we will win that $1090 back that we shelled out to Adam.

I'm excited cause we are going to eat here....at this woman's restaurant!

I've been wanting to go to Tunica just to eat at her buffet. I heard it was AMAZING!!! So all diets are out the window!!! You know everything taste better with butter!

Wish us luck!!!!

20 comments:

April said...

Have fun, Betty! Lots of luck winning some moolah! Enjoy eating at Miss Paula's buffet...I bet it's to die for!

The word verification thing is the word 'hurts'...that's probably what your tummy will feel like after a trip to the buffet, but IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT!!!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Have fun and win loads of money!!! I am jealous you get to go to Paula's restaurant!

Becky said...

Oh that is going to be so fun to eat at Paula's! Have a fun trip!!!

Susie said...

I am so jealous!!! I would love to go to her place to eat!! But alas, it is on our retirement place of eating our way through America!

angi_b72 said...

awesome, have fun!! I love buffets!

Melody said...

Have fun!!

Tori said...

Have fuuuun!

<3

Lori said...

Have fun! I hope you win some money! Eat plenty at Paula's resturant!

NJDecorator said...

Have a great time. We tried to eat at Paula's when we were in Savannah, bit the wait was over two hours.

Hope your luck is much better.

Joy said...

Have fun and remember what Paula Deen says about all that butter she uses..."I'd hate to die with a piece of lettuce in my mouth."
Ya'll have fun and win big !


Joy

Betty said...

Oh, I´m so happy for you!! Have fun, sleep late and eat up!

Rachael said...

Sounds great! Have tons of fun!

Jamie said...

Have fun! Can hardly wait to hear about your trip!

Heather said...

Diet, what diet?

There are no diets on vacation or spring break.

Eat some hashbrown casserole for me, 'kay?

And good luck on the winning!

Aubrey said...

Get lucky! *winkwink*

I hope you come home big winners! And if you do, send some of that luck my way!

Have a fun and wonderful time! Eat 2nds for me!

The Wife O Riley said...

Have a wonderful time, win lots of money and eat lots of food.

Paula Deen is the queen of butter, I love her so much!!!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I hope you have a blast, I can't wait to hear all about it! And I hope you win all that money back plus piles more!

Angie said...

Hop you have a wonderful and relaxing trip!

Ashley said...

Yay! Have fun and take some photos for us!!! Good luck on winning it all back!!

Yaya said...

Glad you still get a vacation!