I don't remember the last time my head didn't hurt. Last week, I'm sure, probably Friday. But I can't remember it.
And I'm tired, tired, tired of not trusting our cars.
Speaking of cars. So I go into town, and it will cost a fortune to fix the rim. We'd pay it, if we'd have it tomorrow, but they can't guarantee that. Probably Monday. We can get a new one for less if we wait until about Wednesday. No contest.
So I go to get new tires on the other vehicle. My head is pounding, remember? And I barely have a voice. So they decide I look like a good person to use to train in the new guy. I'm paying by check, only the scanner doesn't like my check. 25 minutes and two checks later, we go to the customer service desk, where they still can't get my check to scan. Of course, they can't start work on my car until I pay, and I really DO NOT want to use our regular bank account.
And then they find that the new guy rung up the wrong tires, so they are charging me about $70 more than they should. But they STILL can't get the system to accept my perfectly fine check. It's not one of those print 'em yourself things, it was sent out BY THE BANK. I have to use my debit card. It's now been nearly 50 minutes. And the tech guys are doing NOTHING this whole time. There has not been ONE. SINGLE. CUSTOMER.
They tell me it will be about a half hour, so I kill time. I come back after 35 minutes, and my car is still being worked on. Along with three others. Thirty minutes becomes 45. Did I mention a headache?
Oh, and not that I can afford groceries now, since I just spent money we don't have, but I stop to grab tortillas. I have TWO items. I get in a line that says "open" and she smiles and tells me she's closing. The lane next to her, the checkout person quickly switches her sign to closed. I walk to the far end of the store, and pick a line. I get to be the first person in that line... and...it is time to switch checkout people. That requires the "old" checkout person to run some computer thing, then they wait for a customer service override, and the new person can log in. Customer service is apparently busy serving customers, not serving checkout people. So the checkout process times out, and she has to start over.
Yes, I stood as the FIRST person in line to buy TWO packages of tortillas for well over 10 minutes. Did I mention my head hurts? Pretty sure I did.
Of course, I intended to go to Walgreens and use an 'on your next order' coupon to get something for my neck. I know I didn't mention that I can't turn my head because my neck hurts, and I suspect that is, oh, probably a cause of my headache. I forgot until I was heading home, and I just. could. not. turn around and head back into town.
I also forgot to drop off late books at the library. Dropped them at the bookdrop instead. They'll be processed Monday, so they won't be AS late as if I wait for the bookmobile to return on Wednesday.
Oh, and as I'm heading home, Connor calls to tell me the stuff shifted in the aquarium and killed two tadpoles.
I want a massage. I want a dark, cool room. And I'm really, really tired of being a grown-up. At least the kids hadn't yet named the baby frogs.