Mike (txlthrson) wrote,

My 3-Day Weekend

I had Friday off work since I worked MLK Day this year. My car has been leaking transmission fluid for the past few weeks, so I decided that it was time to get it fixed. $608 later, its no longer leaking. The original estimate that he gave me was for $480, but that didnt include any taxes. When they pulled the transmission, they noticed a crack in a gasket, which was an additional $90. I guess I should be happy that its fixed.
Rick, the mechanic, did tell me that all of the leaks were minor and that I probably could have gone until mid-summer without getting it fixed. But, with my luck, the damn thing would have burned out as I was driving down to Houston next week for LUEY.
Speaking of LUEY It should be a fun relaxing time. Plenty of cocktail parties to relax me even more. Since Dad is President of Discipline Corps I get the "honor" of representing the club at the "Tiffle" at the Ripcord. The official name is: First Ladies Tiffle Hats Parade. Here is the description of the event: First Ladies Tiffle Hats Parade is open to all clubs, not just Houston-based clubs. This is a contest for best decorated hat. Tiffle Requirements: This contest is open to a club's Board Members only. Does the President of your club have a spouse? The spouse wears the hat. If your president is single, follow the chain of command within your club's board of directors. Traditionally, the hat is created by the club members &/or board members. The hat can be anything related to LUEY weekend or be club specific. Tiffle hats will be paraded by the spouses Saturday afternoon at 4pm at The Ripcord and again during the Show Of Shows on Sunday. You now see why the cocktails will come in handy. I do have issues with people referring to me as "the First Lady". Some people in the club refer to me as that on occasion, jokingly of course. I usually just laugh at them, tell them, I am "First Boy" and go about my business. I am looking forward to the weekend though

Saturday, Dad and I spent the day checking out Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, etc. Looking to get prices for new windows, siding, and gutters for the house. We decided to throw our tax refunds into getting some things fixed around the house. I placed an request for quotes on Service Magic. I had 2 contractors call me within 2 hours of places the request. I'm going to contact them tonight to see when I can schedule them to come out to give me a quote for everything.
We were going to go to the Eagle for drinks, but since it was Flesh/Fantasy weekend, the Eagle was having a $15 cover to get in. We had a choice of going really early (around 6ish) or going late (10:30ish) to avoind paying the cover. We decided it really wasnt worth doing either, and stayed in and watched a few movies we rented on Friday. (King Arthur, Hero, Friday Night Lights, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow)
Sunday, we headed over to Haltom City for a Discipline Corps Executive Officers meeting. Dad commented on the drive there about how far Bill/Danny and Glenn/Gary have to drive each month just for our meetings, which are usually at the Eagle. At a group, we decided that we liked the idea of meeting at someone's house and having some type of potluck before or after the meeting. We were going to head to Ft. Worth to the Stockshow/Rodeo, but decided not to since it was pouring down rain.
and thats it for the weekend.
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