Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Spring break day 3
Spring break day three was not nearly as 'fun' as the previous two obviously. This bus is only two and a half years old and has been to the mechanic more times than some of my kids have been to the doctor. I think it is a dud. We shall see whether the family will be living on mac and cheese for the next three months when all is said and done with repairs. Timing will be the issue too. Most times when the shops bring in buses they are part of a fleet and there is another one to replace it. They don't usually come in as the sole family vehicle. For us it is necessary that they repair it as soon as possible as in the meantime I am renting a 15 passenger van which may have space for that many bodies however those bodies need to be able to squirm their way through a tight space to find a seat. Not an easy task for a lot of my kids. The only thing these vans are good for is hauling people who have neither bags nor equipment that travel with. Neither of the wheelchairs fold and even if they did there is no space to put them. This is not the first time we have had this happen particularly with this particular bus (#3 for whoever is counting) and it will all work out but really, what a pain in the keister!
On the upside look at that lovely raked yard just waiting for the Easter Egg hunt we are hosting on Saturday. I even tilled, if you could call it that, the little front garden. Yes it was with the snow shovel but let's be realistic folks. The calendar might say it is spring but you know darn well in this province we are far from over dumps of snow.