My dinner didn't agree with me last night so I went to bed at 8:30. I woke up early to make sure I had time to shave my legs since I had two doctor appointments this morning. Mike had a big meeting at a plant an hour away so he was racing around to get out early too. Despite my the usual flood of snot pouring from my draining sinuses (did I mention how bad my allergies get during pregnancy?) and depsite the usual consquential pause for morning sickness while packing Nathan's lunch, I still got us dressed and fed ahead of schedule.
Mike raced out before me and suddenly I heard an odd clicking noise from the garage and then the deafening sound of a car alarm going off. I walked out to see what was up and Mike informed me that he could not stop the alarm, it just kept going off when he put the key in the ignition and did not stop despite removing the key. Additionally the car would not start at all.
So Nathan and I waited to leave for school. 45 minutes and 6 more times setting off the alarm (which we had never heard before) and waking up the whole neighborhood, and Mike gave up. I had to get Nathan to school if I was going to make my first appointment. I pulled out of my neighborhood only to find traffic stopped in both directions. An 18 wheeler got stuck going up the hill, backing up traffic in both directions. This happens in my neighborhood a LOT.
So I raced to school, raced home via an alternate route, picked up Mike and ran to the doctor, making it just in time. Mike went and got a battery while I had a surprise 12 week ultrasound and didn't even have to get undressed and show off my nicely shaved legs!
Then off to my second appointment for a prenatal test involving a more extensive ultrasound, which was incredible. No getting undressed there either! More on that later. The new battery didn't work and now Mike is waiting to have the Explorer towed to the dealership and I am ready to let the stupid dealership KEEP the car.
I can already see the debate over the tax refund...new car or finished basement? Hmmmm....