Just a quick post to let you all know that everything is fine, for the most part. The Man is fine, I'm fine, the baby is fine, the kids are fine, the Dog is fine (but still tired). The desktop is giving me fits trying to log in to blogger, and I can't post pictures from the laptop (I could if I would get off the couch, retrieve the camera and cord, figure out how to edit the pictures on the laptop so it wouldn't take all night to upload them...) so I just haven't been posting.
Our van overheated on the 15 minute, flat drive home from church on Saturday. The Man's diagnosis isn't good. We're considering just replacing the engine or upgrading to a 15-passenger. I never thought I'd be one of "those" homeschooler families. There are already at least two other 5+ kids homeschooler families in our valley with white 15-passenger vans. It could get interesting. We shall see what our mechanic says about our van. I figure if we just replace the engine it should last us for at least a few more years. We replaced the transmission last year, so what else could go wrong with it? Please don't answer that.
The good news is that since we were down to one functional vehicle, The Man fixed the trash truck this afternoon so he can drive it on the days I'll need his truck to get around. The trash truck has been sitting in our driveway since last winter when it ran out of fuel. M didn't know it was out, so he started it when it was on empty and drained the lines. Since we really didn't need it, fixing it hadn't been a priority. The Dog waited patiently beside the truck until it finally started, then he jumped right up into the back, ready to go for a ride.
Now all I have to do is find the registration sticker that was sitting on the desk.