ok for my life at the moment- be forwarned- it's SUPER LONG and rambling:
Yesterday I left the house for work at 7:00 AM (it was still dark out here), taught all day, and then had to deal with the "fall festival" until 8:30 last night. Well, I was knee high in science notes that I was trying to get graded and trying to figure out how the heck I was going to run 3 booths at the festival all at the same time when I looked up and saw 3 of my ex-students (now seniors in HS) standing there asking me if I needed help. OMG! I jumped up and hugged them! They needed hours for CSF (California Scholarship Federation) and I needed people to work. They couldn't have come at a better time! So, I walked them over the one of the 3 booths I was in charge of and put them in charge. It was the dessert booth (and I know they LOVE desserts- but they're so super skinny!). Then 2 more of their friends showed up and I put them to work there as well. As I was walking out I realized that one of the parents (super involved at the school) was running my BINGO booth for me (SCORE!) and the TPC membership booth still needed someone. At that moment 2 more of my ex-students came up looking for something to do for hours too- well, they got stuck at the membership booth all night. So, back I went to my classroom to get some of those stupid notebooks graded and just as I was finishing up with the 1st period notes I realized that it was almost 4:30 and I had to get out there and there was no way for me to finish grading notes and I refuse to bring them home. SO, I had a shot of GENIUS! I remembered that we're going to be on a field trip for 2nd and 3rd periods on Monday and that I wasn't going to do science on Monday with 4th period, we're going to do math instead since we need to keep on pace. SO, I got out of grading those, they're still sitting on my desk waiting for me to do on Monday during prep. Out I went to the fall festival. It went awesome, my class made a buttload of $$. At the end of the night we had parent drama with one who was upset about being referred to as a "mommy" (NOT BY ME THANK GOD!)- I see nothing wrong with this but evidently she didn't like being referred to as a mommy in the statement "I'd like to thank all the mommies and daddies who helped us out tonite for all their hard work"- SHE WAS BEING THANKED! OMG! So, talked to the principal about that one so he's not blindsided by it later. Then I walked out to get in my car, by then it's about 8:45 or so. Hit the unlock and it unlocks, jump in DYING to go home, turn the key and NOTHING. No clicks, no nothing. Dome lights were on but dim, headlights were a no go. So, I'm thinking my battery is dead and I just need a jump to get home. I go in search of a pair of jumper cables (mine were stolen when my car was broken into AT SCHOOL last year and I haven't yet replaced them)- one of the dad's ran home and got his out of his barn (yes, he said they were in the barn!) and came back to try to give me a jump. Well, after 10 min of trying we gave up and I called AAA. I told them that I would probably need to be towed home (26 miles away) and that I have 100 mile towing on my car (THANK GOD!) but that I didn't have my card with me. They were able to look up my number and get me all hooked up. My principal was getting ready to leave and decided that he'd wait with me for the tow truck to show up. I called DH and he said he'd come down and get me since he didn't want to have me riding w/a skeevy driver :lol: but he was 35 min away! So, the tow truck showed up at like 9:15 and asked if I wanted to try to jump it again just to be sure. He hooked it up and I tried and it started! STOKED! Called up DH to tell him I was all good and on my way home but he was only 10 min away by that point so he came the rest of the way to school to follow me home. On the way home, my ABS light came on, then my batter light came on, then my radio kept turning on and off, when I'd turn on my brights the radio would shut off and come back on. Crazy electrical stuff going on there! So, I get home at like 10:15 (I usually crash out around 9ish) and I'm EXHAUSED but I have to pay back DH for being my knight in shining armor! So, then this morning he went out and hooked up the trickle charger and after leaving it ALL DAY the battery still wouldn't start the car. I think I need to get a new battery tomorrow!