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Damn car wrecks [Jul. 9th, 2010|11:13 pm]
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I was talking to my mom about how I had thought of extending Olivia's summer visit, but that I had decided against it in favor of the original timetable I had told to my ex so we could get her for our usual monthly weekend before school starts [for both of us, eep!] and so I could march ahead with preparing for my own schooling starting back up next month. I mentioned that "Man, we only have 2 weeks left". My mom then pointed out that, in fact, we only have a week left with her [one week from this Sunday]. :( Fuck, time flies. [We're also used to more extended summer visits, but eh, things just happened the way they did this summer.]

Between my car accident [which happened approximately a week or so after we picked her up] and also having no rental or replacement car to drive plus the sudden realization of just how little time we have left with Olivia this summer, it's all thrown a big monkey wrench into any plans I had with her for the summer or towards the end of this visit with her. Originally I planned to frequent Stephanie's a lot, partly because she also has a young child who could socialize with Olivia and otherwise keep both kids entertained and both Stephanie and I's sanity preserved somewhat. I've hardly been able to do that this summer. I had planned on catching the bus up to Tampa [a long but worthwhile ordeal], but due to various circumstances just haven't been able to make it up there that much [and the times I *have* been able to is thanks to the infrequent usage of my mom's car]. Just to note, I have no problem with taking Olivia on buses [in fact, she really loves riding on them]. I also planned on making one more trip up to north Florida to see my cousin Sarah again with Olivia before we brought her back to my ex, but it doesn't look like it will happen now, thanks to extending the rental vehicle I did have for the first trip up there longer than I planned and the subsequent result of having less money because of extending the rental plus the fact [as stated earlier] of the sudden realization of how little time we have left with Olivia. :( I had been willing to fork out money for another rental to make another trip, but as already stated just a sentence ago, that idea flew out the window.

Ah, well, c'est la vie, right?