So the car is still in the shop and they weren’t even able to fix the problem. They said that to get the window to go up and down that we would probably spend $3000 in addition to the $500 that we already spent. So guess what work we aren’t having done. That really sucks. So the car managed to get stuck in the shop and then when we tried to go and get it, the shop closed mysteriously and we weren’t able to get it. The worst part is that we had them leave the window down instead of up on the car (it is a convertible, it is more useful that way) and then it rained for three days straight while the car was in the lot at the garage. Normally we would be able to put the cover on the car but not this one time. What a pain.

Yesterday Sara, Josh, Dominica and I all went up the west side of Cayuga Lake on the Wine Trail to do some tasting. That was a lot of fun. We ended up buying 40-50 bottles of wine, two bags of chocolates, two wine racks, a bottle opener and who knows what else. They made out on us. There is some great wine here though. It is really nice to have such a wonderful resource so nearby.

On Saturday (the 18th) Nate, Sara, Dominica, Amanda, Eric and I went out to Hillendale at 7:00 am and played Best Ball Golf. That was a blast. Eric and Amanda had never played before. Sara and Dominica ended up winning but Eric managed to play better than anyone but Sara. Which is amazing since he has never played before. He and Amanda had so much fun playing nine holes that they then went to the driving range that afternoon and hit two buckets of balls. I am challenging Eric to a game with Josh and I on Wednesday in Rochester to see if he can beat me again.

Today is Joe’s (Dominica’s little brother) birthday and tomorrow is Dominica’s so don’t forget to tell them happy birthday if you see them. Tomorrow is also Mandy’s (Nate’s cousin who used to live in the first Llama apartment before most of the Llama’s moved in) birthday too. So we are all headed to Maxie’s Supper Club tomorrow for dinner and then to the Bear Lodge in Collegetown for Karaoke.

Sorry about the lack of updates, gang. I have been pretty busy over here trying to keep up with everything that has been going on. The car is in the shop again today. I was hoping to have it out yesterday but that didn’t work out so it is there again today. That is three days so far this week. And I have no way to get it today in case they are able to get it done. The new speakers are a big improvement over the old ones. We can actually hear the stereo now. The old ones had deteriorated into nothingness. The surrounds were completely gone. I will keep you updated on the car because this is getting to be so entertaining.

Nate has been out of town the last few days in Albany. I have to travel to Pittsburgh again tomorrow and Friday. Did you know that Pittsburgh is the most misspelled city name in the United States? Just so that you are all aware. It has an “H” on the end of it. The initials of the city are PGH.

While Nate was away I actually got the chance to play two games of golf on Monday. Loopy and I went out in the morning and shot nine holes and I was able to drop my game six strokes (only those of us who are SO bad can drop that many strokes in one game) and am now in the competing range with everyone around here so at least we are somewhat evenly matched. I made it out later on Monday with Dominica and shot seven holes and actually managed to shoot hole seven on par! I was very excited. On Sunday, Nate, Sara, Dominica and I were out at Wal-mart and I had purchased new golf clubs so that is really making a difference for me as well.

Eric, Amanda, Loopy, Sara, Dominica, Nate and I are going out golfing on Saturday morning. This should be interesting. We have three people that can kind of play. Two that have shot one game ever. And two that have never played. So, this will be fun!

Ok, I don’t have a lot of time to be doing an update today so that is about the end of it. I will talk to you Llamas later.

Only a quick update today. I am very busy and have to get back to work. Yesterday, someone managed to get the broken window of the Mazda part way down so now it does not go back up! So guess what… That is right. Nate and I had to make another appointment for the car and this time we are having the window fixed. What a pain. So the car was in the shop on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of this week and it is already scheduled for at least Monday and Tuesday of next week and it is unlikely that we will have it back any sooner than Wednesday or Thursday if we are lucky. How much time can any one car spend in the shop? And the car has always driven too. It isn’t like the car doesn’t move. It is just the silliest little things. We had it in the shop for an entire extra week at one point because the shop lost a part of the engine!

I am talking to both Josh and Sara on Yahoo! Messenger right now as I write today’s update so I am really working hard here. I can barely keep up with talkin’ to both of them as it is.

I finally got a day at home today. It is so nice to be home and to not have to go anywhere for an entire day. I did get a chance to have dinner with Bob at Ithaca’s new Bistro Q. It was a very nice place, we really enjoyed it. It sits right on the water and the atmosphere is nice.

I like the way that the fonts look so I think that they are going to stay. Keep tuned to see how the rest of the site begins to look as the fonts begin to spread onto the rest of the site.

Nate and I took the Mazda into the shop again today (just for a few hours) and we got the antenna fixed so that we can listen to the radio now. That makes the car a lot nicer. We have an appointment for the car next week to have four new speakers installed in the car. Eventually, the car won’t be in the shop anymore … ha ha. It will never not be in the shop.