This weekend was something else…

Work on Friday night as usual..

Work on Saturday and usual…

Saturday night…Shady and I went out to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. Sure, it was early by four days, but I knew that it would be impossible for us to go out on Wednesday night (our actual anniversary day). So the plan was simple. Drop little bear off with Nana, go to Patton Creek for some eats and a trip to the Rave to watch the newly added Shrek III. Simple enough, right? Well, the Silver Sloth had other plans.

Lil’ bear gets dropped off with Nana and we head back to the house so I can get cleaned up and not smell like a taco. (That is what I usually smell like when I wait tables @ the Mexican place). We load up in the Sloth and head toward Patton Creek. About 10 minutes into the drive, something sounds like it has just been ripped from the bottom of the car. I do a slight slalom jig to check the tires…Listen really close to try to hear something else. Nothing. Hmmmm??? Then I tap the brakes….THERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT SOUNDS LIKE THE WHOLE FRONT END IS GOING TO FALL OFF ONTO THE GROUND!!!!!!!! but it’s only when I brake.

We make it to the nearest off-ramp and exit. I check it out and it is the caliper. One of the bolts came out and the caliper is smacking against the rim any time that the brake is engaged. (By the way, if you take your car to TirePros in Irondale, don’t let any mechanic named Jeff even look at your car!!!!! He doesn’t know what he’s doing!!!!) So, we had to get back on the interstate and limp to the next exit that has an auto parts store. Instead of using my normal brakes, I just held the emergency brake lever so it wouldn’t stick and I just rode the emergency brakes to stop. Dangerous? I know, but it was better than using the brakes and then the caliper coming off while pulling the brake lines loose and not being able to stop at all.

Long story short…we got to the auto parts store and I had it fixed in about $20 and 30 minutes.

By this time, it is about 7:25 and our movie starts @ 8:20 and we are about 20+ minutes away from the theater. And this was the opening weekend for the movie so we had to get there early to make sure we get a seat! There was no time to eat a meal, so we decided to head on to the theater, grab some popcorn to tide us over and watch the movie. Then we’d grab some food afterwards.

Well, the movie was great. We got there and got the best seats in the house. I would recommend seeing Shrek the Third. It’s really funny and has more twists in the plot.

We finally got out of the movie @ about 10ish and we couldn’t find a “nice” place that wasn’t closing down for the night. So…we are pushing the anniversary dinner off to this upcoming weekend…Memorial Day Weekend.

I don’t yet know where we are going to go. It’ll be a nice place though. Probably not as “nice” as J. Alex or Ruth’s Chris, but it’ll be a nicer place than just a normal dinner.

I can’t wait. Shady and I had so much fun on Saturday night. We needed it given the past months. She is more beautiful today than when we met. I love her heart. =)

Author: ProdigalMike

Follower of Jesus Christ. Husband of one woman. Father of four. Worshipper. God has been continually molding me into a worship leader over the last 21 years. I am on a musical journey with my family to become more like Christ. Join in!

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