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This weekend we had a big family blowout with my sister that has given me so much anxiety that I’ve barely been able to sleep all week.

Yesterday my car broke down on my way to work and I had to get it towed. (This is on top of the fact that some one hit-and-ran me on Mother’s Day and I had *just* taken care of the damage from that this past weekend).

Today I borrowed my mom’s car to go to work since mine is in the shop. Her car is much longer than mine so when I pulled up to the garage and put in my key card, I swung out a bit wider because I was worried about scraping the car on the driver’s side. But I (of course) overcompensated and scraped it on the passenger side.

*head desk*

I need a hug.

Date: 2008-05-23 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, fer f*cks sake! Whot a nasty week!

I remember when I took an exhausting two-hour test at UCLA and I was so wiped after that I backed my car out of its space in the parking structure and banged my front end on a column. o yay

I also knew a guy at work whose wife was just finishing a night school course in legal assistant - at the same time as running their family's 7-11, and she was so wiped she had a front-end collision. ok but shaken and totally bummed.

I also put one teensy tiny little itsy bitsy chip in the paint on the side of the door of my older sister's SUV and my gawd she had a freakin cow and I was left wishing I had just not told her and let her think it was someone else.

But my fave is that I was rushing my kid to a doctor's appt after work one day. Earlier that week I'd gotten two cantaloupes and a watermelon and they'd fallen out of the bags and I'd kept on forgetting to go back out to the car and take them out. So, all week they'd been rolling around in the back whenever I braked and then again whenever I accelerated. So, I'd been doing both of those things a lot slower than normal. Anyway, the lady in the car infront of me braked suddenly but I was looking over my shoulder to see if I could change lanes and when I looked back and saw the lady in front fully stopped, I had to brake, right?

Well, if I had braked reeeeeally hard, it would have been okay. But, because I'd been staving-off a smashed watermelon in my hatchback trunk, I instead braked slowly. and got - no shit - a $6k repair bill (because I have a Prius which evidently gets a lot of its good gas milage by virtue of being constructed out of Reynold's Wrap. oooo yay.


Date: 2008-05-23 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ouch! That sounds awful, especially the last one. Why is it that accidents seem to happen when there's already a bunch of other crap going on too?

Even though the situation sucks, I definitely appreciate your empathy.

And I love your icon. Batman saying "Oh noes!" makes anything better :)

Date: 2008-05-23 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Icon courtesy of [ profile] uncanny_man!

This one is courtesy of moi heh

Date: 2008-05-23 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

You certainly do need a hug! *huggles* Some weeks are just terrible. :(

*more huuuuuuuugs*

Date: 2008-05-23 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs back*

Thanks Star! I'm loving your Bat Hug icon too :)

This Monday is a holiday so I get a 3-day weekend (which is good because I definitely need it).

Date: 2008-05-23 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Woe! I have no supportive icons! I wonder what this reveals about me, lol...

But I hug you anyway! *hug* I'm sorry your week was crappy--not being able to sleep just messes everything up, I know...

Date: 2008-05-24 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, it's okay, thanks Jen! I just got my car back and by some stroke of luck the repair was far simpler than the dealership led me to believe. I took it elsewhere and he fixed it quickly AND didn't charge me anything. Finally, something goes right!

Date: 2008-05-24 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks Theresa!

Date: 2008-05-24 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

*sends lots of loves and calming thoughts your way*

I'd send you cash but I don't think that 20 bucks will do you much good. lol

Date: 2008-05-25 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you Sasha!

The 3 day weekend + everyone's warm wishes are making me feel better about everything.


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