I just paid off my car. Just now. Eight seconds ago. And I was so excited to do it, then of course the computer was crawling and it took forever. I like how I've gone, in the last five years, from being able to get on my computer and pay a bill with no stamp or check to fill out or walk to a mailbox, only to be pissed that it took me four or five minutes to sit here and wait for the computer.
I bought it August 15, 2008. And it's taken six years and two months to do.
But it is. Paid for. It's the first car I've ever purchased new and paid off without Marvin going ahead and trading it in for something else first. I feel very accomplished. I paid for most of this car with just one income, or when I was laid off, with no income to speak of.
So that's exciting. And it makes me $273 richer every month. Of course, now it's acting like it won't start up, but that's beside the point. Marvin told me to try a new things called a...what was it? "Battery." Oh, men and their funny car talk.
I have to go, because this GODDAMN computer is CRAWLING today and it took me half an hour to type this and download this photo. Since we moved into this house, our ATT uVerse has been sorely lacking. Also, I can no longer type a capital (shit) u on this keyboard. I am not kidding. The keyboard won't type it anymore. It also won't let me use the quote key if I press Shift from the right side of the keyboard. What is it Anne Lamott says about when everything falls apart? Let me go Google it for an hour.
Okay, I haven't found the quote from her I want yet, but this one killed me:
“I smiled back at her. I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.”
Okay, here's the one I was looking for:
"...when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born--and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.”
Let's hope so. In the meantime, I have to go bitch slap everyone at ATT small u Verse.
P.S. Remind me to tell you the funny story I have about my student when my computer is not CRAWLING LIKE IT'S 1997.
P.P.S. That white dick Ned calls a cat has gone into the bathroom and unfurled all the toilet paper. She's 14 and a half. Show some decorum. God.