Monday, November 20, 2006


Well, I'm convinced that someone somewhere has a little voodoo doll of me and was having a great time using it last week. Everywhere I went something went wrong but after reading my last post I've decided to try and look on the bright side of last week.

1. Rebecca and Shawn had the flu - bright side: they are now better and I got to spend lots of time with them when they were sick most of the week.

2. Krystal's boyfriend broke up with her - bright side: he must not have been the one that God had planned for her and she is moving on (she's already been out 3 times since then with other guys).

3. I made Krystal drive to school and she crashed the car - bright side: we met a really nice girl named Nicole who was driving the care we hit, nobody was injured or died.

4. I lost the headlight from the car on Highway 21 - bright side: out car had a new nickname "Cyclops" and it was loose from the accident and will be covered under the insurance claim from the accident.

5. I went to Bible Study at Janet's and her dog had a stroke in the middle of Bible Study - bright side: The dog is doing well now and at least people were there so she wasn't alone when it happened.

6. I came home and went to close the garage door and it broke with the van inside it so we were down to one crashed car with only one headlight - bright side: Shawn thinks he can fix it (although he fixed it on Saturday and it broke again on Sunday morning...the only bright side I can come up with is that because the door is partially opened it lets a lot of light into the garage and I always thought we should have put a window in the garage. Oh also when it broke again the van was on the outside of the garage not the inside but we can't drive it right now because it is at the mechanics.

7. I drove the van on Friday and now there is something wrong with the brakes - bright side: we took the van in to get it checked, they told us that the rear calibers had totally blown out. Shawn told them that we just had them replaced on July 2 and so they informed us that they are under warranty. (the downside of this bright side is that only the parts are under warranty and we have to pay over $300.00 for labor to get them to fix the defective parts. I don't know about you but this just seems really wrong to me. They said the labor would have been covered if it was with 100 days of being done but it is exactly 140 days so we are out the money. I said so you can just keep putting defective parts in and making money from our paying the outrageous labor costs?? Ok Ok I'll stop now my down side is longer than my bright side.

Well I think you all have the idea and just remember next time you see me ... watch out you never know what may happen!!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bad Luck

Well, most of the time things so fairly well for us. This past week has been an exception. Last Sunday, Krystal's boyfriend broke up with her, they got back together on Monday, and he broke up with her again on Tuesday. She has been so upset that her school called me on Thursday to ask what was the wrong as she is always so upset in school lately. This past Saturday night Rebecca got the flu and was throwing up every half hour Satuday night and Sunday. She was a little better on Monday but still sick and stayed home from school. Sunday night Shawn caught what Rebecca had and has been sick since Sunday night (he is still sick today).

Because Shawn and Rebeccas were sick yesterday, I told Krystal I would take her to school. I suggested she drive (she has a learners). She had not yet driven in the snow but a lot of people were off work and the roads were fairly good. Maybe not my best idea because she had an accident. She hit a red car driven by a very nice girl named Nicole who was on her way to the first day of her practicum as an occupational therapist.

Then today, I came home from driving Rebecca to school. I parked in the garage and as I was coming into the house I pushed the button to close the garage door. There was a weird noise and the metal brackets that hold the door closing unit in the air bent. The entire garage door unit twisted sideways and the door came partially off. Shawn went out to look at it (even though he is home still sick) and says that the side tracks that the door slides on bent when the door was coming down. He is now seeing if he can get the door open enought to get the van out and then close it and we will be parking in the driveway until we can get it fixed.

So, I thought to myself when everything seems to be going wrong, what do you do? Why you blog about it of course!!


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