Thursday, January 31, 2008

Times Have Changed

to be honest with you, i'll be so glad when this bullshit menapause stage i'm going through is over. i've been so hyper lately. and anxious. everything is much more intense & i don't know how to handle it. its all i can do not to cry or have a fit. whichever comes first. my mood bounces quickly from one to the other. how do women do this? its absolutely killing me. i can handle the hot flashes. sometimes thats the only flash i get. they don't bother me so bad. i've always been a little in temperature...(hey, i'm still no slouch) so i really haven't noticed that much difference there. i have nooo patience though. thats not good for me. i've always been pretty easy going so its hard to adapt to losing my cool without any obvious reasons. of course, my reasons are sane to me but not everybody sees that. its hard to know what someone else is going through until you walk a mile in their shoes. right now i don't advise anyone to step in. they wouldn't be a happy camper.
i picked up the boot to replace on my car. did you know that they have a split boot these days? this is new & nobody ever bothered mentioning it until i went to pick one up. its split up one side & can be applied without removing the tire...let alone brake assembly or cv joint. check this out.
just too much. i didn't know they came in different colors either, till i saw this pic. but the idea is simple. one side is split & you slap it together with either a glue or screws. a much quicker & simpler job that i can't believe someone didn't come up with along time ago. believe me when i stopped by my local shop & asked about the price of the job not one of them suggested i use this boot. hell, i could do the job with this. i don't know if i've mentioned this before but i'm actually pretty knowledgable when it comes to cars. when i was growing up my step dad was a mechanic. at 35 he had a heart attack & couldn't do much anymore. so, not to give up his side jobs he had us girls climb under the hood or the car, whichever the case may have been. he would tell us what to do & supervise the jobs, we would do the work & he'd collect the money for a job well done. as a matter of fact when i hooked up with my husband he didn't know much about working on cars. he's a lot better with them nowadays. i've taught him more than he'll admit but he directs people to me when it comes to figuring out what might be wrong with a car. diagnosing is one thing. getting my fat ass on the ground & up under that car is something else all together these days. i bribe sonny to do the jobs now. he's a good little shit. he's what i call 'a jack of all trades & master of most'. seriously, this kid can build a house, fix your car & cook his meal all at the same time. i raised a super kid & i'm super proud of him. you name it & he knows something about it. alot like his momma that kid.
k, time to watch the coolest show on tv these days. i love me some 'supernatural' with jensen ackles & jared pedelecki.


Walker said...

I am sorry you are going through all of this but when its over you will feel better.
I have had to go through it with my mother, who my father still thinks she is crazy since she went through it 30 years ago and a couple of EXs who I still think are actually crazy.
One talks like a 14 year old now.

It's aloty betting now that the boot is split and cheaper to install.