Looks like I spoke too soon, dear readers – both about my feeling only a week or two ago that summer had finally arrived here in Vancouver (the temperature has taken a decidedly chilly turn again recently) and about our road trip to Oregon being (despite the loss of Robin’s job and the resulting financial stretch) a “sure thing.”
What the heck has happened now, you ask?! How’s this for superb timing – the vehicle engine light came on when my hubby left his appointment with the employment office on Friday afternoon. 😟 Which means our sweet little ride is currently sitting in the auto repair shop. 😞 And since it’s the Monday of our Canada Day long-weekend, there’s no way it’ll be touched until at least tomorrow morning. 😣
What are the chances that we’ll have the Solstice back in time for our planned departure early on Friday?? If anyone out there has a crystal ball, please don’t hesitate to let me know!! And of course there’s the unexpected expense of having it fixed; an extra expense that we really could have done without right now. Nothing to do but wait and see, I guess; we have until midnight on Wednesday to cancel our hotel reservation…but Robin and I are desperately hoping that it won’t come to that.
In the meantime, we are enjoying the “perks” of a Toyota Corolla courtesy car with four doors (we are so not sedan people) an automatic transmission (seriously – can that even be called “driving?”) and a funky odour of indeterminate origin. There’s definitely not a lot of pleasure cruising going on right now, let me tell you; but then again, it’s not as if we’ve had much in the way of “top down” weather lately anyways.
Which is why I’m wearing a plaid flannel shirt today…although I’ve done my best to give it a summery spin by pairing it with sage striped skinny jeans instead of a dark wash denim. And even though sandals might have made more seasonal sense – it is July, after all – there’s nothing quite like silver platform “disco” boots to come to the sartorial rescue when I need some cheering up!! 😉