If you remember a few weeks back I stated that our trip across the country may not be a Thelma & Louise scene, however Russ and I never do anything half a$$! HERE is the link to refresh your memory! We started our trip across the United States last night. Boy did we make memories! We didn't get on the road until late as we finished up last minute things around the house getting it ready for our lovely renter. Once we were on the road it was a great feeling of accomplishment from the last week. Dealing with movers is never easy. Especially when they show up and they're fighting. That's always a nice start. We stopped for dinner and the kids were so happy. About an hour later we passed the exit where we had first planned on staying. Not TWO seconds after passing the exit the gas low light came on. Russ said in his calm voice, "Can you check the GPS for the next gas station?" Once I checked I told him we had about 13 miles until the next gas station. About 5 minutes later I noticed Russ (aka Thelma) had a funny look on his face and the Van was slowing down on an interstate that you can go 75mph on. NOT good. We just ran out of GAS! Now it's about 1030pm and the kids are a little freaked out. I immediately start laughing hysterically because I couldn't believe this was actually happening. WE ran out of GAS? We pulled over and called for help. Brandon tells us this has to be the worst day in the car ever. I calmly told him that the day could only get worse if a storm came. Guess what? YEP! A big storm came with lightning, hail and HUGE rain. Brandon was right. This was turning out to be a crazy car ride. It took 45 minutes for the tow truck to come save us with gas. He brought us 6 gallons to the tune of $45! OUCH! We got to the gas station and filled the van quickly still in disbelief that we actually ran out of gas. Remember, typically my husband co-pilots a plane. <insert scary face> He will never live this one down! We ended our night at 1230am in a fine hotel still laughing.
Today, my co-pilot husband redeemed his manhood. We noticed that the gas gauge was not moving at ALL after traveling about 150 miles. The gas gauge is officially BROKEN! He did mention last night that after he put the 6 gallons of gas in the tank the gauge said we had a half tank which just wasn't right. Anyways, this means we have to do a little math along the way so we know when we're running out of gas. So much for relaxing. The rest of our trip has been uneventful. Kids are doing great and we are in Iowa for a few days chillin'. Friday we start the journey again.
After reading this novel story I better leave you with something fun. 🙂 More new stuff. This time it's a new Hostess set coming. Customers, you will want to host a workshop to receive this amazing hostess set. It's a Level 2 set called Apple Blossoms. Such a FUN stamp set.
I love how White Craft ink looks on Crumb Cake cardstock. It's so pretty. It won't be long and this set could be yours for any workshop over $300. Whoo Hoo!
Don't forget, just a week left of the Last Chance list. Also check out the Clearance Rack in my Online Store. GREAT savings up to 70% off. WOW.
I'll keep you updated on more of Thelma's antics as the adventure continues. Thank you for all the sweet comments you have been leaving. You are giving me warm fuzzies during this entire process….AGAIN. 🙂