We had a grad party to attend three hours away. We were about 30 minutes from home when the air started cutting in and out. Did I mention that it was in the upper nineties here? But there was no way to go back and switch cars or we'd be at least an hour late (for a three hour party). Okay, it's going to be miserable, but we just have to keep going. Another fifteen minutes and G (T's ex-bf) says "Why is the heat guage so high?!" Oh CRAP!!! I flipped on the heat and rolled down the window and it started to go down. But when we tried to turn the heat off, it started back up......
My parents live about twenty minutes off the interstate that we were on, so I called her and asked what she was doing that day (Thank God the answer was nothing) and could she meet us at the exit - we were about 40 minutes from the exit closest to her house. So she met us and switched vans, but the catch? HER van's AC was going in and out.
So yes, we had no AC for the drive (It ran for a bit, then went out)
But we DID make it for the party (thank goodness it was poolside at a country club!)
But that's not all!
We hung around at the grad's grandma's until it got dark and cooled off a bit, and just as we were leaving at 9:00, Tori realized that she was having to pee often and it was starting to burn. Yep, sounds like a UTI (she's never had one). LONGEST DRIVE HOME EVER!!!!! She quite literally cried much of the way home from the pain and we had to stop several times to let her go (and this is a midwestern interstate wth VERY few exits with gas stations and bathrooms). Stopped at my mom's and switched cars back, but the hour drive home is two lane highway with NOTHING open, so she had to make it home.
As we're nearing home, we discuss that it's Memorial Day, so her doctor will not be in today, so we might as well go to the ER. There's no way she's going to sleep anyway. It's past 1:30 by the time we get there and two hours, a handful of drugs and one very painful shot later, they send us on our way. All three people we see (one dr and two nurses) remark on how MUCH pus was in her urine. eeewwww...... (Actually when she peed in the cup, she pointed out the dark flecks/chunks in the extremey cloudy liquid and said, 'I think that's blood.')
I got in bed a little after 4:00 and woke up 2 1/2 hours later. I can NEVER sleep in.... sigh.......