Just one of those weeks and when it rains it sure does pour!!
The week actually started out with Memorial Day, a parade and family barbecue. All good things for sure.
Tuesday Afternoon:Memorial Day Fun Times!!
But Tuesday brought me back to reality and with it craziness from start to finish.
Catching up with blogging needs was how I started. At some point got Emma to school during a full blown rain storm (yes more rain-god help us).
Pick up for her, found us running to the car to try to evade as much of the rain as possible. I opened the car door to get her into her booster seat. She wouldn’t climb in, but needed to be lifted, because the step up was wet from the rain telling me, “No mommy, it is wet and I am not getting my leggings wet!”
So now because of this turn of events, my whole body is shoved in the car as much as I could to help her in and then also to buckle her into the car.
Only just as I am buckling her in the car, I hear a loud crunching noise and ask Emma, “What was that?”
I quickly realize it was the car next to me pulling out and having not looked back managed to hit into Emma’s open car door.
Thankfully no one was hurt and just damage to the flair on that car door. The other driver had a few small dings in her driver’s side rear door.
Immediately, she took blame and felt terrible, because she was visibly nervous. We exchanged proper ids and insurance. I tried my best to calm her, while I felt terrible that poor Emma was not going to be able to go on her play date now.
Once we took off and told, Emma this. She turned to me and said, “That’s ok Mommy!” Seriously when did she turn into a little girl and not a screaming toddler! Just happened overnight it feels like.
But I digress, we get home and my dad runs out into the pouring rain (I love my dad) and accesses the damage. He thinks he may be able to fix it tomorrow when the rain clears (my dad worked for GM Car Dealerships all my life growing up).
After this I call, the other driver to give her a heads up and she is willing to pay out of pocket, if this is the case.
Did I mention she taught my sister-in-law in school and daughter went to school with my other sister-in-law? Yes, totally small world, but then again our town is truly that small indeed.
All is well that ends well??
Not so, because an hour later it sounds as though someone is taking a shower in our part of the house. Only no one is.
So how can this be?
We ended up having a huge leak that traveled from the garage, to the kitchen and into the bathroom, which then was heading into the kids’ room.
And this wasn’t a small leak either. We are talking water gushing everywhere. (I didn’t take a picture of the mess, because I just wanted to clean it up as quickly as possible!!)
My brother and dad (Kevin was still at work) ascertained that one of the flex coils ruptured. Off to Ace Hardware, my dad went to replace it and when they finally fixed it, then it was time to clean up the “Water World” mess we had on our hands!!
Once, I was done with that, I still had to finish up filing out an application and print/copy all appropriate documentation to help us receive an extra $20,000 to possibly purchase or close on our first home in the future.Here Is The Envelope Ready To Be Mailed That Cost Over $11, Because It Weighed So Much!!
And that was just Tuesday!!
Seriously, the next brought my dad trying to fix the damage on my car, only to realize it was more extensive then it appeared in the pouring rain the night before with riveting needing to be done.
So back to the drawing board and insurance needed to be contacted after all.
I called my insurance company and got set up at the local body shop in the next hour believe it or not, but was unable to contact the other driver, because her cell was turned off, had a full voicemail box and kept hanging up on me (Turns out her other daughter was ill and she was helping to take care of her).The Rental Car Paperwork That The Insurance Gladly Paid For, While My Car Was in the Body Shop!
My dad offered to come with me to the bodyshop and drove. During the ride, I noticed he was acting strange and even had run a red light (my dad has always been an excellent driver, so this definitely unnerved me).
When we got to the body shop and we were finally talking face-to-face, I noticed my dad’s left side of his face was drooping and he was slurring his words.
My first thought was a stroke, because he has smoked all his life and yes my imagination/fears were running amok!
Long story short, this actually had started earlier in the morning, but my mom and dad didn’t want to upset me.
Thankfully it wasn’t a stroke, but was Bell’s Palsy, which is a virus and apparently brought on by him working his shift at the local Lowe’s greeting at the door and getting a draft earlier in the week, when it was freezing, windy and raining.
So scary though and trust me just was a mess until we knew for sure.
Things seemingly went a bit better on Thursday with the other driver’s insurance putting me in the clear and cutting me a check for the damage to be put in the next day’s mail.
However, Friday morning my dad (who just cannot seem to catch a break) had his own fender bender trying to avoid a car who had just pulled in front of him. Again thankfully no one hurt, but seriously it really is just the icing on the cake I suppose.
I finally did get my car back all fixed and my dad god bless his soul even came with me to pick it up. The man is exhausted, still not feeling well, but still wouldn’t let me go it alone.
But May is just about over, it is now 90 degrees here today (the 45, raining, chilly weather is no where in sight anymore). Now next week and let’s hope that June is a better month now!!
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