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Welcome to Fly on the Wall, the new car edition. Anyone who follows me on FB knows that I got a new car last moth. I had a car. I loved it but it was taken away from me. You can read about it here: Make an Appointment.
I stuck it out as long as I could, but clearly my car was not going to be returned to its rightful owner. So I finally told my husband to go out and get me a car. And he did.
Me: Tell me it’s not red.
Husband: It’s red. And I’m not painting it.
Me: We already have 2 red cars, now we have 3 red cars. The neighbors are gonna think we’re nuts.
Son: Um, Mom, that ship has sailed.
Who likes red?
We go to pick up the new car and bring it home and, because I’m smart and I think ahead, I bring the spare remote control garage opener so I can get in when I get home. I drive home, pull into the driveway and, all proud of myself for thinking of it, grab the remote out of my purse. Nothing. I can’t get in. Yes, I brought the remote. Did I check the battery first? Nope.
The way to set the radio stations in every new car is a little different. But I spent the time and got them all set. About a week later when I finally managed to get the car again, I’m driving and I turn on the radio. First station is not set where I had it, obviously the boys changed it. OK, on to the second and not mine. Third, fourth, fifth even sixth, not mine. They couldn’t leave me ONE stinkin’ station of my own?
The car has buttons programmable to our garage doors. I sent my husband out to the garage to program the button at least for the double side of the garage. Whatever he did didn’t work. Son came home from work and the remote in his car suddenly wouldn’t open the garage door. He got out of the car and went to the keypad on the outside of the garage. That didn’t work either. I went and tried the button for that garage door in the third car and that no longer works either. So now we have 3 cars and NO ONE can get in the garage. Perfect.
Easy Cheesy Potatoes
I’m excited that I can once again run out to the store if I run out of an ingredient without checking anyone else’s schedule. So the first morning after we bring the new car home, I go out to the garage to find that my younger son has taken my new car to work. OK, I’d like to get a chance to drive it, but no big deal, I’ll take my old car.
Second day I go out to the garage to find that my younger son has taken the new car again. And my other son has taken my old car.
I go in the house, call my husband at work and say “I need a car”. I hear his phone clunk as it falls and him yelling in the background “what happened to the one I just bought you?”
We had to clean out the garage to get all three cars in. My husband filled the new car (it’s an SUV) as full as he could and took a trip to the dump. He had told my younger son to take the other car to work. My son comes home and the new car is pretty dusty from the trip to the dump (which is on an unpaved road). He walks into the house, indignant:
Son: “who made such of mess of that car?”
Me: “are you all aware that it’s MYYYY car?”
My neighbor saw me standing in the driveway holding keys and looking bewildered. He came over to see what was wrong. I told him I had lost a game of musical chairs, AGAIN. He looked at me like I was nuts (so my son was right). But the situation is this; when the music stops, I’m always the one standing there without a (car) seat.
Easy Cheesy Potatoes
6 medium sized new potatoes
1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar, divided
3 pats butter
½ cup half and half, divided
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use one pat of butter to grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
*Slice all potatoes into ¼ inch slices. Put half of them into the casserole dish. Cover with half of the shredded cheddar, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
*Break one pat of butter into pieces and scatter chunks over the cheese. Pour in ¼ cup of the half and half.
*Repeat all layers. Sprinkle top with paprika. Cover tightly. If your casserole dish doesn’t have a cover, use heavy foil.
*Bake for one hour. Uncover very carefully as steam will be extremely hot.