It has been a wild and crazy weekend!
First of all, I took Friday off of work with the idea that I would watch the commencement at graduation. Bad idea. You might remember that I was having some coolant trouble (I'm going through it way too fast) so I try to avoid traffic jams whenever possible. Unfortunately, with five colleges within ten minutes of each other and graduations going on, traffic was at an all time awful and there I was, smack in the middle of it. Murphy's law: if the car is going to overheat it will be on a hill, on a narrow street, with no breakdown lane. So there I was with smoke/steam choking out the sun (maybe that's melodramatic). After pulling into someone's driveway and letting the old girl cool off for a bit, I pulled a U-Turn and headed out of town, abandoning graduation entirely. When I stopped to fill up on coolant I found that the reservoir wasn't even attempting to hold liquid and there was a red stream running down the hill away from the car.
I woke up at 8:30am Saturday morning and headed towards campus for a shower. I couldn't get within a mile of the gym as parents from across the country helped their kids move out of the dorms. The Sociology ceremony was at 1pm but with my coolant problem I needed to see a mechanic if I was going to make the trip to New Hampshire for mother's day. Turns out the problem wasn't huge (or at least not expensive) so a few hours and $30 later saw me back on the road and headed north.
Here's the condensed version of my weekend:
- Took the ocean view scenic route into NH
- Stopped at Odiorne Point to dip my toes in the Atlantic (see calming video above)
- Had Margaritas with Julie
- Ate awesome Salmon and had a few beers with friends
- Slept on the pull out couch
- Got woken up at 6am by an eight year old poking me in the back of the head
- Had lovely omelets for breakfast
- Drove to see my folks
- Had a few beers, chilled out, chatted
- Had LOBSTER for lunch (oh yeah)
- Drove back to Mass
I only have one week left in Massachusetts and, after three years, I think I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. Stay tuned for the employment