Sunday, June 3, 2012

I Just Can't....

Come on mom, relax!

     I just can't get it together right now! It seems around my house/life, we are either really boring or everything is happening at once. Well, this is one of those "all at once" times. I didn't mention in my post about the day that we put our much loved Nike to sleep that we got hit by a semi an hour later. It sounds worse than it was, but on our way to get "maybe I'll feel better ice cream" a truck took a turn too wide and hit us in my husband's car, and kept on going! Well, you don't mess with people who are already upset...we called 911 and followed him to get his plate number. He pulled into a truck stop before the police got there and jumped out yelling at my husband, "do you have a problem"? Well, long story short, he denied hitting us at first until the police pointed out the paint from his truck all over the car, and finally owned up to it and got a ticket. We found out yesterday that he lied about having insurance. It appears we may have to pay the repairs through our insurance and pay the deductible.

     Just a couple of nights later I got a call from my daughter. She had been on her way home on the busiest interstate in Orlando and her car died while driving. She said she panicked and tried to get it off the road, hitting the guard rail with the front of her car which spun it around and then the rear crashed into it. She ended up with a dead car, off the side of the road and facing traffic...in the dark. I nearly lost my mind until the police got to her. I was so afraid someone would hit her and there is nothing worse than having your child scared to death, 1000 miles away. She wasn't hurt, but her car was totaled. So, while texting us, she bought her first car alone Friday. We are just feeling so grateful that she is okay.


     Our new carpet is coming on Wednesday. So, instead of having a toilet in my bedroom like I did a couple of months ago when we did the bath redo...I have 3 beds/mattress sets in my dining room, plus all the rest of 3 bedrooms, the hallway and the living room shoved into the kitchen, garage, dining room and basement. We aren't quite done with all of the moving yet, our bed will be last. My husband has started taking up the old carpet. They may finish late Thursday. My dad gets here Thursday! I booked him a hotel room to be safe. If they have to come back on Friday to finish, it will be without us because we head to Chicago to my niece's wedding. So, when we get home we will have the entire house to put back together before my dad gets back here a few days later.


     So, between the car issues, the destruction of most of my house, company coming and trying to figure out what to pack to take to the wedding...I'm losing my mind. Did I mention I picked this week to put things on Ebay for the first time in years? What was I thinking? So, if I'm not around much for the next few days...you will know why. Of course I will have wedding photos and house photos after it all calms down!

19 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Sue, you need a little getaway, and try to squeeze in a nice massage to soothe you. It has been hectic for you. Thankfully the car accidents were not worse and all involved are okay.

I would love to check out your stuff on Ebay, how can I find it? xo

Mosaic Magpie said...

Yikes! When it rains, it pours. go buy some Calgon, bath beads and say Calgon Take Me Away. Oh my girlie, you may need 2 boxes.
Sending a hug, you need it!
Deb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - You have had a lot to deal with at the same time. Glad you are all ok despite the car issues. That really stinks about the way the guy acted and no insurance on top of that. Hope you can find some time to relax some in the near future.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Okay, Sue, enough already. You are exhausting me. lol You poor thing. So glad y'all are alright and your daughter, too. What an ordeal. I feel for you having your house in shambles. I am sure it will all be worth it. Wish I was getting new carpet.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Whew! What a week!! I think you need to take a deep breath and relax with a nice glass of wine!

dee dee said...

Oh Sue..... Oh Sue..... I'm so sorry that you have been "swimming in jello" this past week. I would think that things need to look up soon! Have a wonderful time at the wedding and can't wait to see the new carpet!
dee dee

Dorothy said...

I'm so sorry about all of your worries, but I'm so glad it wasn't any worse. Take care, have a good trip and when you get home enjoy your new carpet! :)
Dorothy

NanaDiana said...

Sue- You know it kind of reminds me of that saying that if you didn't have BAD luck you wouldn't have ANY luck (at all). Wow- What a LOT going on in a short time- STRESS. I do think the daughter being broke down by herself was the worst....and glad it had a happy ending.

Now....take a deep breath....one thing at a time and try not to stress out over what DOESN'T get done- xo Diana

Low Tide High Style said...

You deserve a vacation after all you've been through lately! I'm so glad everyone was ok with the various accidents! Safe travels and I hope life calms down a little...or a lot, for you guys!

Kat

PAT said...

Wow! And I thought we were busy!

Good to hear your daughter was not injured in her accident and you too!
Our youngest was a passenger in a car with two other girls when it was hit from behind by a semi. Michelle was 16, had yet to test for her license. It took awhile for her to get the courage to test. She came away with a broken collarbone and a long memory of that day.

Looking forward to hearing about the new carpet.
Enjoy the wedding!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Sue!!! I'm sending you LOTS and LOTS of prayers...You need to take some DEEP BREATHS! I can honestly say "I've been through times like that"! So Sorry for the loss of your little doggie too...
Big Squishy Hugs to you,
Donna

Gypsy Heart said...

When it rains, it pours doesn't it? I can't imagine having all that space in upheaval...it's bad enough with my small space here.

I hope that it all gets resolved quickly and looks fantastic! Try to enjoy your time away and breathe easy.

xo
Pat
P.S. I'm so very grateful your daughter is ok! My son is in Taiwan right now...hate it when he has to travel like that.

Traci said...

Well you've certainly had a rough time of it lately. Glad to know that nobody was hurt! Hope things improve soon!

Jenny said...

Where's your e-bay link silly girl?

Gosh.

I'm so sorry things are going so yucky right now.

Sending a hug and a prayer your way.

koralee said...

Oh no..does sound like a rough week! You deserve an amazing month to make up for all that stress! Sending you extra HUgs. xoxox

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! What a week you've had! Hope things are looking up now....you've had enough to last a good long while.

Sue said...

What a crazy bunch of stuff you've been enduring, Sue! Hope things take a turn for the better for you and family. :-)

Angie said...

Wow, Sue, it has been a crazy time for you. Glad to hear you're all safe after the car issues...good luck with the re-carpeting. Hope you come back from the wedding feeling refreshed :)

Patrice said...

Crazy days, indeed...I've had a few myself lately, but I know there's a light at the end of the tunnel. So happy you're all okay!