Our illustrious ladyblogger A had her baby! Five days early (April 1st! not a joke) and a bit of a surprise with only a minimal amount of drama. The baby girl is adorable and the new family is very happy. I will let her tell the whole story as soon as she gets a chance.
I have been working and making dem bills and trying not to spend too much in case it all goes away a a moment's notice. Such is the life of a freelancer. Am trying to get my head around that and in most cases, it is a good thing. Like when the account people do marketing-speak and talk to me like a five year old who also happens to have a business degree. Guess what? I don't. I have two degrees in history and am very clear when I need to communicate. Speak English. Where do they learn to talk like this anyway?
My motorcycle is nearly built and its gorgeous and comfortable from what I can tell from the back seat. (Haven't taken the motorcycle class yet and have no idea how it feels to change gears.) The Mercedes, however, died on us when we were being lazy and driving to work on Tuesday. The transmission was acting funny and then just disappeared. We got a tow off the expressway from an IDOT truck which was fascinating. He had like 17 radios in there and 3 little walkie talkie thingies. We even stopped and checked on a broken down dumptruck before we could find an exit. I think it would make a fascinating reality series. "The Deadliest Tow." Wait hopefully not that. I felt bad having to leave motoboy with the car though, but a half day's work for me pays for the part I think we need to replace. I did a bit of googling and figured out that we might have experienced something called B2 piston failure. Which is a hell of a lot less expensive than a new transmission. So we joined AAA and had the car towed back to his street. I've ordered the part so we'll look into it some weekend soon. At least the car isn't something we *need* every day. And bike season is back upon us. I got a ride to work today on the ratbike, which not as comfortable as the CB550 or the Harley, its at least very realiable.
So now I am looking a three day weekend, and hopefully three more weeks of work. I found out my live action shoot and edit were complicated today by last minute budget realizations (come ON client - get organized!) so hopefully they can find something else for me to do.
For now, its Belgian White beer and cigs in the window. Let life take its course. And if I'm not busy soon, its off to Maine to be a good nursemaid (not wet nurse though, sorry A!) for as long as I'm needed.
Happy passover/easter/spring to you all.