It is whole again. We took it in this morning and set out walking toward a park. It was threatening rain and I was pretty sure we would get drenched at some point.We bravely pressed on, however, with Renie in the stroller, Jesse in the backpack carrier, and everyone else hoofing it. We made it to the park, passing several houses down by the river with sump pumps chugging streams of water out of their basements. It was sprinkling by the time we got there but then it cleared and got quite hot. We played for almost an hour and then went to Piggly Wiggly for cold drinks and a snack to eat on the walk back. We got the call while we were in the store that the car was done so we quickly checked out and headed back up the hill. Can I just say, it was MUCH hotter at this point AND we were going uphill. My jeans were clinging to me and my back was completely drenched under the back pack. Not quite the drenching I was anticipating, and much less refreshing. But the kids were champs and hung in there. We were very happy to get back in our fully repaired Mountaineer and crank the AC. And because it was a recall it didn't cost us a cent. Now that we have cooled off it doesn't seem nearly as hot outside (I think the thermometer at the bank read 76) and I STILL have not had to use the AC in the house. It was quite cool in here when we walked in. After being in NC for so long it is amazing to me that we'll easily make it into July without air conditioning. In fact, it was the first that I've used it in the car today.
So, maybe a trip to the pool today, T-ball, and the last concert. Then we'll put on the car top carrier and start loading up after the kids are in bed. So I guess I'd better get to work- no pool if the work isn't done!