So the car we purchased over the weekend needs a new muffler. The one it came with was in the trunk – literally. After looking up some local Volvo repair places it was decided to take the car to a nearby shop that does mufflers and radiators, and… nothing else. It’s a little place that is just a guy who has a specialty, not a chain.
After getting the muffler replaced, Laura calls a Volvo shop that is nearby and seems to have a number of good reviews. She took it in later in the day, dropping it off to see what all needs to be done. You figure a 25 year old car is going to need some work done to it. As of this evening we haven’t heard from the mechanic as to what all needs to be fixed. I know one of the things is the front windows (they come off their guiding tracks if you roll them down).
All of this, however, is simply small potatoes to the main event of the day, which was a preschool potluck. It doubled as the graduation ceremony for the “pre-K” group, which August was a part of.
It was a cute ceremony – the kids even had caps and gowns. As part of the evening’s festivities both preschool and pre-K sang a song, Then August’s group performed a play they wrote that involved princesses, a dragon, knights, and Pikachu (August’s contribution). It lasted about 2 minutes, was very simplistic, and funny (in that 5 year old way).
This is the last week of preschool, and we have a few things planned for the rest of the summer for the kids. We have to get through this week first. As always, each week presents a wonderful set of challenges. Any parent of more than 2 kids will understand simply getting through a day, let alone a week can be a chore.