Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stressful Start to the Day

As some of you know, we are living in a rental right now while our house is being built. This house was built in the 40's or 50's and I think the driveway is just as old. I'm going to try and explain this the best I can...

The driveway is really long and it goes passed the house. BJ and I both park at the back of the driveway to enter the house at the side entrance. The driveway is narrow and has a small section of cinder blocks stacked up on the right side just at the beginning of it. I leave the house when it's still dark outside and I back up very slowly and very carefully because I'm terrified of these cinder blocks. You probably already know where I'm going with this.

It was raining this morning and all my windows had water droplets on them. I had the Little Guy in the back seat. I started backing up and couldn't see but noticed that I was a little crooked. I pulled back up and straightened myself out as to NOT run over the wall (which is only about 5 to 7 inches tall). I sill couldn't see the left side of the driveway so I fixed myself AGAIN. I back out of here every day and I never have this difficult of a time. So I finally get myself straight (or so I thought) and I let off the brake a little to roll backwards as I am looking to make sure no cars are coming. CRUNCH! I hit the damn wall!

I put it in drive and tried to go forward. Nothing. I tried several times until BJ came out (in his jammies) to find out the problem. He was not happy. It was a mess to say the least. He's frustrated, I'm frustrated, it's raining, I'm now running late and my 4-wheel drive is not doing the trick. He mumbled something about women drivers and that just ticked me off. Somehow, I straddled the wall and the driveway so my 2 right tires were just spinning in the mud. He floored it and smoked those tires until I thought it was going to catch and send him flying into the house or the neighbors fence. He got out and said, "I don't know how you are going to get out. Good luck to you" and he went inside. I went and got a shovel and started trying to knock the block loose (not his head, although I wanted to) as they are old and crumbling anyway. No such luck. The only block that is sturdy and in place, is the one I'm stuck on. Ugh! So I went in and called the insurance company and they said they'd find someone to assess the situation and hopefully they could get me out without charging me.

BJ finishes getting ready for work and asks if he can at least get out of the driveway to go and get the rope from our 4-wheelers that are parked at his sister's house. I told him I called for help and he asked my why I would do that. WHAT?! I called them back and canceled and he went to get the rope. By this time, I'm wet and muddy and really upset at myself for possibly costing us money by messing up my truck. He gets back and hooks my truck up to his and he pulls me out. I loaded the Little Guy back in the truck, told BJ I was sorry and was on my way. I had to drive in since I missed all the buses by this time. Two separate roads had a lane blocked so it ended up taking me an hour and 35 minutes to get to work. My shoulder hurts from the awkward angle in which I was laying under my truck hitting the block with the shovel. It was quite the morning.

BJ called me and apologized which was very nice because he doesn't do that very often, no matter how wrong I think he is. We are good now and are looking forward to our long weekend together. Thankfully I didn't do any damage to my truck. The lawn by the cinder blocks...that's a different story. :-)

I'm going to be absent from blogging until Monday probably. I am taking tomorrow off to spend with the Little Guy and do some shopping and then we are going to hang out with BJ's sister in the afternoon and for dinner. Since the Little Guy's mom has him this year for the holiday, I wanted to make sure we all got together still. Then on Thursday, BJ and I will be eating dinner with his sister and her in-laws. I'm bringing the veggies, the rolls and some alcohol.

I hope everyone has a very safe and happy holiday, whether spending it at home or visiting family and friends. Give everyone a hug and let them know you love them! Happy Thanksgiving!

13 comments:

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Oy! What a day! I hope that the stress level has eased off now and that your weekend will be restful.

ICLW

AMC said...

You are a better woman than I! Had my darling husband said good luck and went inside I would have found a different place for that shovel!!! Glad it all turned out okay. Thanks soo soo much for the post on my blog! Happy Turkey Day to you too!

C said...

Yikes. That sounds like a horrible morning.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

wait, what? said...

What a morning!!! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Laurel said...

I grew up in a house with a 300ft unpaved driveway. Getting in and out of the thing in the winter was a crazy anoyance.

Pie said...

Happy Thanksgiving TeeJay!

callmemama said...

Oh, that sucks! Glad your truck came out of it okay at least.

Have a great Thanksgiving TeeJay!

Robin said...

Make that veggies, rolls, and LOTS of alcohol..

Jeez, what a mess. You sound like you held it together pretty well considering!

ICLW
Robin
http://lookingformykeys.blogspot.com

theclam said...

What a hectic morning! Glad it all got sorted out in the end though...

(ICLW)

Damita said...

Whoa what a crazy morning, I am glad you got it all sorted, hope you have a fab thanksgiving

Rammi said...

Eep. So glad everything turned out all right in the end.

Laura said...

I hope things move along well with the house being built. Will be a nice day when you can move in and start to unpack there. Hello from IComLeavWe.

A said...

Yikes, so glad you survived your morning, and what a sweetheart of your hubby to apologize ;-) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!