We’re staying at my brother-in-law’s house this month, while we transition from one university to another. It’s kind of out in the middle of nowhere, like 15 minutes from the nearest town – and that town is one that I would consider small and in the middle of nowhere.
Yeah, I’m kind of a city girl.
Anyway, the next door neighbor is really obsessed with his boat. Every night (literally), his friends come over to drink beer and revel in the glory of his boat. Sometimes they sit in the boat while drinking beer and listening to the baseball game on the radio. Other nights, he pulls the boat out of the garage and they drink beer while he washes it. Tonight, he pulled it slightly out of the garage and they drank beer and slowly walked around the boat. I’m pretty sure I saw him caress it.
So, is there some kind of boat-worshiping religion that I’m not aware of? Or is this just what country folk do every night of the week? I’m so confused.
I’m either freakishly strong or very unlucky. After returning home recently from errands, I reached for the rear car door handle to get C out of his carseat. I pulled in the typical fashion, with what I thought was normal, appropriate force. Instead of the door opening, however, the handle snapped off and skidded across the sidewalk. I lurched backward in shock, yelling “Holy ****!” I looked in at C, who looked back at me with eyebrows raised. He clearly was thinking the same thing that I vocalized for the both of us. I then looked in front of me at a student who witnessed the entire event. I couldn’t help but laugh. While I was thinking about how great of a story he would have for his friends later, I also made myself look even crazier in the process. I can just hear it now, “You know that lady with the kid? Well…”
So now we have a rear door that doesn’t work. There are gaping holes in the car door where the handle should be. I have no idea if this makes it easier for someone to steal our car. Although, I take comfort in the belief that on a college campus, the last car that you’d steal would be the one with a carseat in the back.