Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Oh, for crying out loud

Let's see, what all has happened recently? The check engine light came on in my car yesterday. I took it to get the oil changed today - they can run a diagnostic on it (for a mere $80), but that takes about an hour, and I didn't have an hour to spare this morning. So I'll go back Friday morning. I did at least get the oil changed, but I can't get it inspected while that stupid light is on - it won't pass.

Tonight was supposed to be my late night at work. K called this afternoon, and he'd broken a tooth about half off. He found a dentist that could see him today, and went on in, but that meant I didn't have anyone to pick J up from daycare. One of my friends kindly offered to cover for me, though - I owe her lunch or a drink or both.

And then the conference call this afternoon. An hour and a half of reading a handout. The gist of the call is, there's now more work for us to do, more chances of screwing up, and more people to be pissed off if we do screw up. Yay!

Today is one of those days where I think God has definitely overestimated what I can handle, and I wish He'd scale it back just a little bit.

I must find a new job. I'm not sure how much longer I can stay at this one before I have a flat-out nervous breakdown.

And tomorrow morning's committee meeting has been moved back to 9:00 instead of 9:30, because we have another conference call at 10:00 (to 11:30), so the morning is already shot to hell.

Calgon, take me away....


John Howard said...

Sometimes if the gas cap isn't ontight enough it can cause the check engine light to come on.

Lisa said...

Not this time - I hadn't filled up recently, and actually had to stop for gas this evening, so it had been a couple of days since I'd filled up last. I've had other cars do that, though. I'm hoping this is just a misfire or something equally small and inconsequential - my Honda used to do that all the time, and the check engine light came on every single time.