I've had such an incredibly busy weekend, and a bit frustrating as well. It all started last Monday when I ran out of gas, and my car wouldn't start back up. First of all, let me tell you that in all my 31 years I have never run out of gas before!!! So I had to have my car towed home. I didn't know that in a lot of Fords the fuel pump is in the gas tank and when you run out of gas, it kind of ruins the pump. So on Friday I had to have my fuel pump replaced...which cost a LOT of money (thanks Dad for helping me out--aren't Dad's the best?) I had to work on Saturday in Seattle so as I was driving down the freeway Saturday morning my car started shaking, and I started praying and panicking!!! It stopped, I kept going...it started again, and I turned back home! Ugh.....so I went to Les Schwab today had the tires balanced and one of my tires fixed and seems to have fixed the shaking in my car. However, I now have a slight grabbing when I turn corners...going to worry about that later. I honestly need more work done on my car or just a new car; however, not being able to afford either right now I am praying that my car will keep going, that I will get extra finances to do a little work, that a cheap mechanic (but good) comes my way, or that God provides me with a new car soon.
As I said, I had to work in Seattle on Saturday...KMPS had a huge pre concert party at Qwest Stadium for the Kenny Chesney concert. And I mean HUGE...the other country stations were kind of put to shame! We were out at the parking lot at 8am setting up for games and activities...keeping in mind that the concert didn't start until 4:30pm. We had pools with sand, palm trees and tiki torches in them. We had a stage for a band to play on. Our DJ's were broadcasting live and interviewing some of the artists...Blaine Larsen and Dierks Bentley. We had tons of KMPS listeners come out sporting KMPS gear in hopes of getting front row seats! It was insane. I helped with a lot of the games....right in the sun...all day...it was hot and sweaty! My sister Camille came down to watch the concert with me and we had a blast. The concert was Blaine Larsen, Dierks Bentley, Big and Rich (our favorites), Gretchen Wilson and Kenny Chesney. We stayed through about three songs of Kenny's and then we left...by this time it was almost 10pm and I was pooped! What a great concert though....and what wonderful weather.
Sunday I worked with KMPS out at NW Trek for Slug Fest....it was fun to watch kids do the human slug races on wet, soapy tarps...kind of like slip 'n slide but inside of "slug" suit!
Then I worked again on Sunday night for KMPS at the Emerald Queen Casino for the LeeAnn Rhimes concert. She was great...short show (only an hour), but she is an amazing singer for only being 22. Even weirder is the fact that she has been a recording artist for 10 years! WOW!
So that has been my weekend....busy, busy, busy. I have Monday through Wednesday off then I work again Thursday through Sunday. Taste of Tacoma is next weekend for anyone who wants to come visit me at the KMPS booth!!!!
AND....My vacation is almost here! I leave a week from Saturday to go on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas with my best friend Susana, her parents, her brother and family, and her sister and family....14 of us in all!! What a great trip it is going to be......I am so excited to have a few days to visit my friend and get more sun!