Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Trippy Tuesday... Robbermans Parking Here

 
 Yesterday should have been labeled Freaky Friday for me!
However because it wasn't Friday I guess I'll call it Trippy Tuesday...
 
Why do these really weirdo things happen to us?
 
Yesterday morning Sam and I get up and head over to our office building to pick up some plants [to replace some of the dead ones at Newport] after going to Newport to plant them then we were heading over to Grampa's he was going home from rehab...
Meanwhile we have been looking for a new MX trailer to buy... [We have been looking for about 2 years actually... I have been bitching and bitching about having to use the port a potties at the track... they are so disgusting and besides that... a couple of years ago I went to use one and some stupid ass kids thought it would be funny to lock me in one... can you  say traumatized? I come out and there is a crowd of people staring at me...  OMG that was a nightmare...  So anyway we leave for Texas in 3 weeks and we need a trailer ASAP!!!  The problem is the new ones are junk and they will fall apart after the first year... plus we don't want to pay full price for a new one only to have it depreciate as we take it off the lot! Grrrr...  We had it narrowed down to 2... but then we bought an RV trader and found one that sounded like it was perfect... 26 foot, front bunks with big bathroom in front, queen sleeper in the back with fold down dinette table too, 2004 never used, 2 TV's, DVD player, and Xbox built in... Whoa this unit had an unbelievable price too!!!  We asked what is wrong with it then? This was too good to be true... they said "Oh there is a big slice in the linoleum"...  we thought who cares about that... shoot the motorcycles couldn't care less if there is a slice in the linoleum... heck they could cause it to happen during travel... we have got to go see this toyhauler... then we found out where it was... UGH... Encino... Yikes... for those of you who don't know L.A. this is not good news... not because it is a bad area... but because it is about an hour and half from Newport... UGH!!! You have to travel to the San Fernando Valley... on the other side of downtown LA and more... through the worst rush hour traffic imaginable at any time of day...
We didnt want to lose this trailer to someone else... so we decided to go... UGH... we got really lucky and sailed there in an hour in the carpool lane... woo hoo!
We looked at the trailer and let me tell you it did not disappoint us... Whoever ordered this trailer, had the best put in it! Real cabinets, all the bells and whistles! Then for whatever reason, before they could use it, it was repo'd... all the tags are hanging off the appliances... plastic still on the toilet! It was amazing... We are going back on Thursday to pick it up... the guy is going to make sure everything works... the batteries, generator, propane is filled up... etc... we were a little worried because it is a 2004 and been sitting for 4 years... the guy said he will make sure it all works... and we made a deal on a handshake... the guy said he still does business the old fashion way... your word and a hand shake... how cool is that! no deposit [this man is retired but he picks up used RV's and resells them]
Ok... so by now it is 3:30pm and we are in the San Fernando Valley... We are getting calls from the boys at home they are trying to go practice at Starwest MX park but they have a little problem...
Somebody has parked their silver F 150 truck across our driveway, blocking our vehicles from getting out... the boys went to all the neighbors, nobody seems to know who's truck this is? WTH? So Sam calls the police and they say we need to be home if we want to the vehicle towed... UGH!
So we have to head home in LA traffic... UGH... we did pretty good using the car pool lane but still... its a nightmare!  Especially coming from the valley!
We pull up and there is a police officer at the house... are you ready for this? The truck was stolen this morning when the owner was warming it up in his driveway a few blocks away... WTH? Who in the hell decided to park it in front of our house? Do we have a sign that says 'robbermans parking' right here in front of our house? WTF? How freaky is that! Parked a stolen truck in front of my house, across my driveway! I can assure you I do not live at the beach where there is NO parking on my block... I live here where there is tons of parking on my street... Is someone messing with us? or was it a random act of parking after seeing a police car? Isn't that weird... How would you feel if someone blocked your driveway with a stolen truck?
Whatever... the owner was contacted and came and got his truck... and the police left too...
Anyway... then later... the boys came home from Starwest after practice and we notice the BIGGEST oil spill going under the truck... this is the 3rd time its happened... our mechanic better get his act together! I am tired of watching it get towed over there... Grrrrr...
So we are down to one car again... UGH... 4 people, 1 car... YIKES....
I just called Sam's sister and explained why we couldn't come visit yesterday and I find out Grampa is home and sick... with the rattling cough.... oh man I feel so bad I must have given it to him last week when I was there...
We are going on Thursday to see him before we pick up the trailer...
So say some prayers for Grampa ok...

4 comments:

imgr8phil said...

That is one thing I don't miss about living down there, the traffic.  Sounds like you have been very busy even if today, or yesterday, or the day before wasn't Friday, but you can still be freaky if you'd like.  Have a good Thursday my dear.

Phil

voliball4me said...

Jacey lives in Encino, MOM~  LOVE YOU!!!

queeniemart said...

Good Lord.

thank goodness for the new trailer thingie you are buying! I wanna see pics. Sorry to hear Grandpa is feeling bad....he is in my prayers.....and that is REALLY weird about that truck and where they parked it. You got some weird karma crazy going on babe!
LOVE, lisa

nay0114 said...

You guys do have the craziest luck. At least THANK GOD they didn't try to say the boys did it while you guys were on the road trying to come home... know what I mean. Teenagers up to no good which is usually what cops think.
Sorry Grampa is sick. Everyone has that mess. Hope you all get there soon to see him.
The toy hauler sounds awesome. Take pics to share.
Hugs, Chrissie