I woke up and my legs were sore like after a marathon. I wasn’t a complete wreck and could walk down stairs without a problem (you runners know what I mean). But today was laundry day so I mustered enough energy to get the laundry ready.
We all headed out to Richard’s car and put the laundry since the laundromat was around the corner a little ways. But there was a problem… Richard’s car wouldn’t start… Nothing at all. Oh great. Big Blue wouldn’t start. I can’t remember if I mentioned that this was a replacement car for the one that wouldn’t work last week. Okay, no problem, let’s take my car.
So I start walking to my car and something didn’t quite look right… the care was leaning a little. Why BY GOLLY, the right rear tire was flat… flatter than flat. okay, just flat.
Sunday morning… and we are without clean clothes and no cars. Great, just FREAKING wonderful. Another day in paradise. WHATever.
So we call the car company and listen to the not One, not Two but THREE, 24hr roadside service numbers… Hmmm?
And wouldn’t you know it, the THIRD number was the Sunday Roadside Service number. Great… just fix the cars, that’s car with an “s”. So while Richard waited for reapir guy to show up (he got ahold of one), Jim and I ate breakfast at the Equator restaurant at the hotel. Sure enough, when we got out the repair gut had fixed Richard’s car but needed to go get some parts for my car.
We made our way to do laundry. Laundromats are not some nice clean building, like you find in the States… it’s much dirtier than that. Or I should say run down, not dirty. As we did laundry, we was able to catch some real time NFL football on AFN (Armed Forces Network).
Once we got back it was a long day on the computer. Blogs, comments… you know.
Dinner that night was pizza hut. Yum-yum.
Once I got back home, I mean, the hotel… please save me. I updated my Catch Me If You Can running bib website with a submission from a runner name Petra and her Chicago Marathon. I need to get more publicity for that website. If anyone wants to give me free advertising, I’d be most appreciative.
So, the final week of surveying was about to start…