Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mama said there'd be days like this....

If you are wondering where I am, I am here going a bit crazy...lol

Hubby was asked by his supervisor to work nights for a couple of weeks. No problem, hubby is a go with the flow kind of guy. He calls me at 9:30pm night before last, "Honey the car is missing." My heart drops into my stomach, Las Vegas trip vanishes before my eyes. We cannot afford this again!!!

Again, you say? Hubby works downtown, or as I call it the "hellpit" (not in front of the kids...geez) This past November hubby's car was stolen from the parking lot at 11:20am. It took the thief 2 minutes to get in and take off. Have the police recovered it? No, apparently there is a year long donut sale going on. Besides it was an older car, we only had liability on it (so no rental) and in Oklahoma you do not have to have a title on a car 10 years old or older to sell it for scrap. I am guessing that puppy was sold and smashed within a couple of hours.
This changed our routine a bit. I now get up early and take hubby to the bus. He had asked for a new parking pass for the downtown lot, but never heard back. Being the laid back guy he is, he didn't follow up. For a while this did not matter because he was riding the bus.

Well, duh! Neither of us thought about it when he agreed to work the night shift for a couple of weeks, and the dumb @#@$#*%! security officer had his car towed. There are not that many people working at night, the security officer could have checked around....anyway. Hubby was able to find a ride home that night. Yesterday morning my mom took him to the car lot they had towed it to. After paying 165 dollars, he went to work quite grumbly. This night gig will be over Friday.

Thank goodness because I am grumpy too! I tripped over Jaxson the other day and jammed my toe, and twisted my already bad ankle. After walking funny because of the toe and ankle, my knee and hip hurt....hahahaha I do look kind of funny hobbling around. The kids miss their dad at night. Kids like routine and get grumpy too, when it is changed.

Hope you are all well! i have not forgotten any of you! I have a growing list of blogs to catch up on, and I will I promise :)
Don't forget to leave questions for my 100th post if you would like! Reluctant Housewife posted hers and I thought it was fabulous!!!!

16 comments:

Fruitful Vine said...

Oh my! Sounds like you are having one of those times. Be strong. Everything comes to an end. I hope your ankle and toe feel better soon.
Jenn

artisbliss said...

Oh my, I hope things improve for you soon! It seems that when bad things happen they happen in bunches. Maybe you're through with yours for awhile now.

Dana said...

Oh I'm so sorry - that sucks you've had your car stolen before.. At least it was just towed, I know that doesn't make it better...:(

Thank goodness the night gig is up and Friday!!

Debby said...

What a day! Did the security guard give you back the money? So I hope you will still be able to go on vacation. It seems that sometimes the laws are more for criminals than the victims. Why would they let someone sell the car without papers? Here they just drive it over the border and then it is too hard to trace.

Pam said...

well, I would not like that one bit! I can't believe your car was stolen- that is crazy. I guess at least this time it wasn't stolen, but insane none the less that you had to pay to get it back after it was towed. Hope that you feel better soon!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I'm sorry you're having a bad time of it. I can't believe they towed hubby's car! Thanks for the mention!

((hug)) hope you're feeling less grumpy soon.

ps-i'm grumpy too, we're moving on friday and the packing is not going well & I hurt my leg on the stairs and am now sitting around feeling sorry for myself. LOL. I'm such a sook. I'll get over it soon, I'm sure.

HoneyB said...

Oh Sara! I couldn't imagine having my car stolen! Thank goodness your car wasn't stolen a 2nd time! However, it really stinks he had to fork out 165 to just get it back! I'd be grumpy too!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Sorry about your car being towed, thats not fun at all. Maybe you should show the security officer the bill! :)

Nadine said...

That's terrible. Didn't the company reimburse you for the $165 since it was the security guard's mistake that had the car towed?

I'm so sorry. I pray that God's justice come your way for your loss, your trouble and your expense.

Sass E-mum said...

Poor thing. There's not much worse than getting your car towed. Well, apart from stubbing your toe and busting your ankle up.

sara said...

Oh my gosh, I am sooo sorry!! When it rains, it does seem to pour! Hang in there!

Cakelaw said...

Man, Saralynn, what a run of bad luck. I think that the security guard should waive the fee. Hope all becomes smoother sailing soon.

Lore said...

Hope all of that will end soon and the routine will be back on track!

SaraLynn said...

I have to say my face brightened after reading all your kind comments! It is so nice to know there are people out there that care (and thought this stinks stinks, too...hahaha)

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh my God Saralynn - that just sucks. You should really get your hubby to try and get his boss to help out with this a little...is that possible...?

scrappysue said...

congrats on your upcoming 100th post! glad u got your car back. my question is pretty boring - where do u get those cute coffee pics from?