Before we left for China Jenn and I had discussed purchasing a new vehicle. Our top pick is too expensive (Prius). Right now we have the Corolla with 186000 miles and the Tacoma with 190000. I’d love to keep the Tacoma, however it’s impractical for families. Two cars, not a car and a truck, will work better for us over the next 5-7 years. So we’re selling the truck and putting some of that money into the Corolla for repairs.
Archives for July 2012
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted anything. Tonight’s post will be a short one.
An entire week with no postings makes Jeremy a dull writer.
Every day something new. A new word (banana), a kiss on the cheek (this afternoon), and screaming (watching the trailer for The Oogieloves). The scream was an imitation or excitement. Or…she had the same thought I did “THIS LOOKS TERRIBLE!!!!!” and could only express it in a scream. We’ll never know.
After several weeks I thought I would have nothing to write about. How interesting could daily life be? The answer is, it becomes more interesting when things go wrong.
Saturday Afternoon we returned to a sweltering home. I wasn’t too surprised since we reached a 106 degrees in Atlanta. The A/C was set to 77 but the thermostat said 85. I checked the condenser outside and the fan wasn’t turning. After several phone calls to my uncle Gary and cousin Paul the problem was clear; a blown capacitor. Tomorrow morning I am headed to Johnstone Supply near our house to get the part. If they don’t have any I’ll have to spend the day tracking one down.
After much debating and hand wringing Jenn and I shipped a care package to China. We were not convinced it would make it to Penelope and thought the shipping would cost around $50. We decided it was better to spend the money with the potential to lose it than not send the package and never know if she would receive the items. Included in the package were two Kodak disposable cameras. We’ve read that if the orphanages take pictures they are usually all taken at one time. And that’s if they are taken at all.