Friday, February 16, 2007

Time for the weekend!!

It has to be better than the last couple days have been right? *L* After all it is a NASCAR weekend!! wooooohoooooooo Although I am shocked by the penalites already handed out this year. I know there is no way some of these drivers had a clue what was going on with thier least I hope not. But even if they did, NASCAR needs to make the rules cut and dried with no gray areas. many rules with it all anymore. I know a lot of it is for the drivers safety. I am just happy to see the season starting again!

Ok, so yesterday I should have stayed in bed *L* I went to work and while there, I was flushing my dirty mop water down the toilet, my cell phone was in my shirt pocket and it fell right into the toilet. Ewwwwwww gross huh? What ya gonna do? Of course I had to fish it out of there before it got flushed away! It wouldn't work the rest of the day, but this morning when Jim tried it, it came on!! YEAH! I did not want to go stand at the Verizon office for hours waiting to get a new one.

Last night we decided to take the girls for a ride in the jeep and take them to PetSmart. They hadn't been in a long time, and they love thier trips to PetSmart, besides we needed new bulbs for one of the fish tanks. While on the way, we were taking the side streets and got T-boned. The guy was at the stop sign going west and said he thought it was a 4 way stop. We were going north and traffic going south was stopped because someone wanted to make a left hand turn so they were waiting for us to go by, which is why the guy thought it was a 4 way stop. Well he comes through the stop sign and nails us in the front passenger side. I just remember seeing white..which turned out to be his headlights and a lot of cars on the other side that I thought we were going to slam into along with a car coming at us that I thought we would be hitting head on, so I closed my eyes. Jim held control of the jeep great despite a broken wheel! It was so chaotic and I was shaking like a leaf. I have to give the people of the VV credit though because it seemed like everyone that was stopped at the intersection and people going down the road that saw it all jumped out to make sure we were ok! Gosh there were people everywhere!!!! Even the people who lived in the house at the intersection heard it and came out to make sure everyone was ok. I didn't want to go by ambulance to the hospital and sit in the er for hours on end so I told the paramedics I would see my dr or go to the urgent care first thing in the morning. They said that would be ok as I didn't appear to have any life threatening injuries...and I am sure nothing is broken. We are both really sore, especially on our right sides and the side of my face felt weird. Thank goodness the girls were ok, although a bit shaken up. The pics I got aren't the best because we only had like 5 inches between our jeep and the car parked next to it at the tow yard. All I can say is thank God for seat belts and this is the reason we chose to drive a bigger vehicle and not a small car. No offense to anyone who drives a smaller car, but had we been in a car when this happened, this guys F150 pickup would have been in our laps!

The jeep on the other hand....well is a mess. AAA towed it to the yard and we had to get it towed to the auto body shop this morning. It was late enough that we couldn't get our insurance last night, so Jim talked to them this morning. The passenger door is a mess, the front fender, the windshield, it broke the wheel...literally broke the wheel and it is bent up into the wheel well! So I have no more jeep for a while. Who knows what else it did because it was dark and we couldn't see all the damage. The dr said she is sure we both have some whiplash, and they took xrays of my knee because it hurts something fierce and is swollen. I doubt that we know anything about the xrays or the estimate on the jeep until the first of the week with it being a holiday weekend. At least the guy who hit us was honest and told us and the cops that it was all his fault. He jumped out of his pickup and ran over to see if we were ok immediately and kept saying he was so sorry. Unfortunately he gave the officer an expired insurance card so we are waiting to find out if he really has insurance...he says he does.
On a lighter note here are some pages I got done this week!


Diana said...

Wow how scary! I am glad you are ok! Thinking now on the car thing - I do drive a tiny thing for gas mileage, but I worry.....

Cute pages too!

Lissa Ballard said...

Oh my gosh Julie!! I"m so glad you guys are okay but man what an experience!

Had to be frightening for you all. I do hope you get good news from the doctor about your xrays.

Keeping you in my thoughts!

Charlee said...

Oh Julie! I can't tell you how glad I am that you drive a SUV! I just heard on TV not long ago that a lot of people are killed in MINOR accidents, because they drive a little car and someone hit them with a pickup or large SUV...
So glad you're all ok!

Awesome Abby said...

Wowzers! I'm certainly glad you are all OK! Love the layouts you shared, too!

KARA JONES said...

tHANK GOODNESS you all are OK. I'm sorry you had to go through this and I'm sorry about your vehicle - at least none of your family was seriously injured!

Di Hickman said...

Holy crap! I've been side swiped in that exact same way but back in England. We were in a small car and were damn lucky to get out alive! So yes you were lucky to be in a bigger vehicle it could have been much worse! hope the xrays are ok! Get well soon!



Shirley said...

Oh my goodness Julie!! I can only imagine how scary that was for all of you! I'm so glad that you are all ok......despite the knee pain and certainly could have been much worse. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery!

I love the pages you shared! They are adorable!

Love ya,

It's Just me...Crazy "T" said...

oh how scarry Julie.. I sure hope that you are all feeling better and sooooooo glad that you are all safe!!!!!!