Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Stressful, Busy Time Off of Work



See this dog? This dog stayed at my house over the weekend. It was a seeing eye pup that needed watching over the weekend. My wife agreed to pet sit. This cute pup was a terror! She was a barker, a biter and had a bad attitude. That's how I spent most of my weekend. Keeping this cute pup in line. It nipped me good a couple of times and got my little girl a good one on the back of her leg. It chased my 13 year old around (which was actually funny to see) and generally terrorized the kids. And they still want a dog. Go figure!

I also advertised my 1998 Honda Accord. (You know. The one that was in the crash) I told everyone who came to see it that it was in a crash, but that it wasn't that bad and it was fixed. Nobody believed me. They all thought I was trying to unload a bad car on them. They all thought I was lying to them. The guy who finally bought it actually asked me if I told him the truth about the accident. Why would I tell him anything if I was trying to lie? The people who called me about the car and those who came out to see it were ALL weird. Each and everyone of them. It was like they were out of a freak show or a circus. Well, that was stressful too, but I sold it. For less than I wanted to, but I sold it. Never again will I do something like that. I never thought I'd say this but I'd rather deal with a car dealer.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Off the Rack Clothes

Went to Macy's last night because the wife said my pants were too big and I needed new ones. I guess it's a good thing that I had to buy new clothes because they were too big. Usually its because they get too tight. Well I normally hate clothes shopping because I have limited availability due to the fact that I have to find larger sizes to fit me. This time it was easier though. Since I fit into normal sized clothes, there was more variety and I got to choose sale items. My wife gave me a pair of Haagar slacks to try on and I snapped at her that I don't wear those pants because they have elastic in the waist band. Homer Simpson wears those pants! I found a couple of pairs of pants two shirts and a belt and it wasn't all that much. I went down a size in my shirt too. I wear a Large now instead of an X-L. It feels good to go into a store and buy clothes off of a rack without rifling through them to find the big ones.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Car Crash

Last weekend I got into a car crash. I was driving in my 1998 Honda Accord with my wife in the front passenger seat and two of my children Jack and Diana in the back seat. We were on our way to relieve a friend who had been babysitting my sister-in-law's newborn all day. We had picked up some Chinese and some KFC for her and the kids and we were planning to have a nice relaxing evening watching little Catarina. The kids were cute because we rarely order out and they were excited to help out babysitting. My oldest daughter was out at a birthday party for one of her friends, so this was their chance to step up and be the big helpers.
We were going along between 35 to 40 mph and going through an intersection. It was a green light and the intersection was clear. Suddenly this blue car travelling in the opposite direction turned directly into my path. There was no time to do anything but jam on the brakes. I locked them up and we collided. I think we slowed enough so that the impact wasn't bad enough to set off the air bags, but it was a real jolt. Her car spun into the intersection and hit another car. I was able to pull over. I looked back to see if the kids were all right. They were wide eyed but ok. Thank God for that. My wife was ok too. Everyone was wearing seat belts. It really makes a difference. I never go anywhere without making sure I'm buckled and the kids are buckled in as well. The other driver was not hurt either, but shook up. I walked over to her to make sure she was ok and she was babbling something like, "I don't now where I am". so I left her alone. The cops said she was in the wrong and there were three witnesses who said she drove right in front of me. I hope my insurance carrier sees it that way. This will probably mean the end of my car. I didn't even pay off the repair bill from last month yet. Oh well. Nobody was hurt. My kids were safe and we all walked away. That's what's important. The car can be replaced. My kids can't.