Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lovely's week wasn't.

This might qualify as a rough week. But not for me - for my daughter, Leah, also known as Lovely.
This is opera week at her university, and Leah plays in the pit orchestra. Normally that would be a good thing, but she's suffering with tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome in her left arm (the fingering hand) so it's quite painful. Rehearsals every night and performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and she's pretty much shot. And now her right arm is starting to hurt from having to hold her left arm differently.

Monday she took her car to the Firestone place to ask them to put air in one of the tires. They scared her into letting them check ALL FOUR tires for holes, then charged her $12.99 for it. What they should have done was put air in the tire like she asked them to, and that for free. Seriously, air and three minutes' time? But they see a college girl and come swooping in for the kill. Whatever. I'm willing to pay $12.99 for her to feel and be safe.

Then Wednesday night she got out of opera rehearsal at 10 pm, went to Walmart, and on the way home got rear-ended. No big deal - no one was hurt and the car is barely damaged. The guy who hit her is also in the opera production, and his dad has the same car insurance we do, so it will be easy to take care of. We're just glad no one was hurt.

Friday night she was at a College Republicans meeting at another girl's apartment. When she went outside to get in her car and go home, her car was gone. GONE. Yes. Gone. Apparently there is a 12-inch high sign behind a bush that says not to park where she parked, or they would tow your car.

They towed her car. Since she had no get-my-car-out-of-jail-free card, the cost was $125. Payable to a company called "Affordable Towing." Yeah.

I'd say she's having a bad week. But hey, a few more hours and it's over. Tomorrow is a new day, the beginning of a new week. God's mercies are new every morning and every week and every month and year.
I'm praying for Lovely to have a better next week.

Be thankful ~



KLM said...

how's the bean doing?

Leah said...

thanks Mom! :-)