||[Feb. 21st, 2010|01:52 pm]
We'd been having a lot of stress lately what with buying a house (we close on friday, yay) and other assorted goings on so we decided to do something fun this weekend. The plan was for us to rent a suite up at the Great Wolf Lodge for Saturday night. Justin was going up there in the afternoon to check in and the kids and I would meet him up there when I got off work at five. Anyways. On the way home from work, a battery light comes on the dashboard, and things start slowing down -- the radio fizzles out, the headlights grow dim, the windshield wipers (it was snowing pretty hard by then) slowed way down. I thought I could at least make it home, but now, the car stopped all together at 74th and Metcalf, right in the middle of traffic, of course. It was getting dark and very snowy so I didn't want to stay in the stranded car, even though I always hear that's what you're supposed to do. I just was so afraid someone would not be able to see the car (the lights wouldn't come on) and we'd get hit. So I grabbed Theo and Ellie and we made it across the street and waited in someone's front yard. Chris was just a few blocks away so he came out to help, and a couple stopped to help, too. They let the kids and I wait in their car (it was super cold and snowy) while the men were able to push my car off of Metcalf and onto a side street. Then Chris gave us a ride home.|
So, plan B was for Justin to drive back down from the lodge to pick up the kids and me and take us all up there... but time went by -- a couple hours -- and we didn't hear from him. We were really worried! At last he called and we found out he had driven off the road while trying to avoid a stopped car on the highway and got stuck in a ditch. His car had to be towed away and he got a ride back to the hotel.
So now we were down to zero cars! We still wanted to make it up there though so I gave Amber a call and we arranged it so that I could borrow one of her cars for the night (the one with all-wheel drive) so the kids and I were finally able to make it up to the Great Wolf Lodge. Unfortunately, we arrived a couple minutes after the water park closed for the evening, so we had a low key night but we had fun this morning. We ate a breakfast buffet at the restaurant there and spent a couple hours at the water park (I did have to buy a new swimsuit for Ellie, since I'd forgotten to pack hers).
Anyways, that's some of what's been going on...