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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

One Crazy Day!

 On my last post I mentioned Kaci giving the kittens a bath. Well here is the only picture that turned out in the bathtub. This poor Twinkie looks like a drowned rat. He actually behaved very well through out the whole ordeal.

After bathing Twinkie the Calico she caught one of the twins. She wants to name him Chestnut and his brother Walnut. hahaha......Not sure about those two names .....

I also had mentioned telling you about my crazy Monday a week ago. Hope I can remember everything that happened in just an hours time.

While trying to get ready for work my youngest brother Gary phoned.. He had did a job out here for my landlady and was wanting to be paid. Being the good sister that I am I told him to meet me at the bank and I would get his money for him.

I hurry and put my uniform on and leave for the bank. I get to the bank teller window and look in my purse for my Debit Card. Well the night before Gretchen and I had went to our writing session and I put it and my drivers license in my computer bag. After a minute searching for them I remembered where they were.

Well I live 10 miles from town and with time running short for me to drive to another county for work I was at a loss at what to do because I knew Gary wanted to be paid.

I explained to Gary what I did and it was like well go back home and get it. Since Gary works for himself he dosesn't seem to care that where I work you just aren't late.

I then call Christi and explain to her my problem and ask her to grab the Debit Card and License and meet me half way to town at a McDonalds. Realizing time is running out I call my Sgt and explain to him that I may be late but would do my best not too.

Christi drives up and I am thinking since there is a space right beside me that she will just pull in there. Instead she parks way across the drive way and being in a hurry I think what the heck I start my car thinking OK I will save a few minutes and meet her walking over. WELL I start backing out and WHAM I hear this horrible crash and I see Christi waving her arms like no stop. I pull back up and turn off my car and jump out to see what I had hit.

In the same strip center of McDonalds there is a Exxon with the pumps out away from the stores. A not so smart man had pulled in to get gas for his truck pulling a long low boy trailer with lumber on it. Instead of parking the trailer on the other side of the driveway where there were no cars parked or traffic he just takes the first pump he can find which puts his trailer right behind my SUV and completely where I can not see it in my mirrors.

This explains why Christi did not park in the space beside me because his trailer was blocking the driveway. Now you know how Ms. Pearl has behaved and kept a low profile for a while now but she jumped out of that SUV and much to my shame let out a few choice unlady like words.

When I say unlady like I am not joking. Words I never use and I am still over a week later can't believe I talked like that. Very upset with myself because that is just not me.. I hate cursing and just don't make a habit of it. But this is example of talking like the people you hang around with because those guys at work are horrible with their language. Not that this is any excuse for what I did. There is no excuse for it.

On top of that I was in my Sheriff's Uniform. Not good example at all. I am praying no one heard me but just myself was enough to anger me.

The driver drove off not even looking back I honestly don't even think he knew I hit his trailer. My back bumper has a big scratch but could of been worse.

Ashamed to even face Christi I take my things from her and drive back to the bank to meet Gary. I call him and tell him since I was late I was going through the ATM and meet me there.

I drive up to the ATM and it was out of Cash. I guess being a Monday morning they were late filling it from the weekend. Honestly I could not believe it when I saw the out of order sign.

Thinking that this morning can not be happening I drive around the corner and go inside the bank. Of course there is a line because of the ATM down. Finally I am in front of the same Teller again and he says, How are doing today?

I think Ms Pearl looked at him like he was crazy and I managed a smile and said "Great!"  hahaha

Anyway I gave Gary his money wished him a good day and drove to work.  How can so many things go wrong in such a short time. What a morning!

Gary has recovered well from his Throat Cancer. He is looking better everyday I still think of how you prayed for us both during his time of at the Hospital and his treatments. I will always be grateful to you for your prayers. Thank you!  
Love to all!


Debby said...

Goodness girl....what a day. I would have been mad about backing into the trailer. I hate it when that kind of thing happens. Sorry Ms. Pearl was so upset. Hopefully your rest of the week was better.
Kaci is so cute. I like the names of the kitties. It must be fun for her to come visit you with all the animals around. Have a good week....this week.

Darlene said...

Wow! You did have a crazy day. I can't believe so many bad things happened to you that day. I'm so glad that your brother, Gary, is doing so much better. I also hope you weren't too awfully late for work. I'll bet you were glad when that day finally ended.

I too loved the names Kaci chose for the kittens. I think she is adorable and I'm sure she had a great time with bathing kitties. The picture of the kitty all wrapped up in the blanket is priceless.

Take care and let's hope that things go better for you in the future.

Love you

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

What a day you had! But good news that your brother is up and about and able to do some work. And loved the pictures of Kaci and the kitten! I agree that her names for the kitties are adorable. Maybe nickname variations, like Ches for Chestnut might make them more palatable for you -- or maybe the originals will grow on you. Hope you don't have any more stressful Mondays -- or any other days -- like that!

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A Tale of Two Cities said...

With a start like that, I think I might have been tempted to just go back home and go to bed!

jojo said...

I swear, well I try not too, that you are the only person with worst luck than careful for pity's sake!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Yay Gary!

And hon, I love the names Walnut and Chestnut. Or was it Filbert
and Pistachio??

Garden of Egan said...

Ya know......sometimes I think if you didn't have bad luck you wouldn't have any at all! (isn't that a song somewhere?)

Ms. Pearl was just rearing her ugly head that day, but don't be too hard on her. She's really an awesome woman and I think she has a place! So just forgive her and move on!

Hope you have a better week this week.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So glad Gary is recovering, Maggie! I don't know, that sounds just like you would expect a Monday to be. I usually breathe a sigh of relief when I get through a Monday with no problems either at home or work! I'm sure you were stressed trying to get the money and get to work on time, and that guy parking there was just what put you over the edge, Maggie. I hope the rest of your week is better! : )

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh, so that was you on that video on YouTube bleeping in uniform? Just kidding. Now that would have been my luck.
Just be glad that day is over. At least when they come in bunches like that, it frees up the rest of the week.
Hope you have a perfectly great week ahead.
I got the feeling you may be keeping more than one kitty if Kaci has any say.
Great news about Gary.

Olga said...

Good grief, what a day. Glad to hear that your brother is doing better.

Cherrie said...

I once had one of my cats fall in the bathtub with me. He always liked to look at the bubbles. But this one time he got too close and in he went. I am lucky he didn't scratch me to death trying to get out! It was funny he couldn't move fast enough. After that he would sit on Toilet to watch me take my bubble bath. lol

Mumsy said...

What a morning you had. I am tired just from reading all you went through. You must have already been tired by the time you made it to work. Glad there was no more damage done by that trailer and sorry about the scratch. Very inconsiderate of that man to park that way.

I am so glad to hear that Gary is doing so well.

Kaci is darling and she looks so cute with the kitties.

Wishing you nothing but wonderful trouble free days ahead sweet Maggie. Hugs

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness; that is one of those days where you just go home, close the door and pretend the world does Not EXIST!ugh! I remember backing into our neighbors car and hearing that same horrific crash and feeling sick to my stomach! I too jumped out saying some choice words to which my son responded; 'if you'd been on TV you would have been bleeped out!'
Oh really? now tell me, would you have been bleeped out?
hope your days are getting better...

Sue said...

So glad to hear Gary is doing well!


PS. Big drag about your car, though...

Julia said...

Oh dear Maggie, I had a similar day today . Nothing went my way either. You can read about it on my blog.I wasted a whole afternoon. I was pissed off. Excuse the language.

I don't have a Miss Pearl in me but someone who looks like her came out today.

I hope that tomorrow will be better for both of us. JB

yaya said...

Hahahahah! I can just hear those words flying in the wind! Sorry your day was crazy but thanks for the great post. Once I hit a cop car...rear ended a rain storm...both officers get out and walk to the back and look at their car, and mine..back then (late 70's, cars were very durable)I slowly let my window down and he just looked at me and said.."Lady, today is your lucky day." Got back in his car and drove off. Whew!

Susie Swanson said...

What a day. It seems some days were just not meant to get out of bed. So glad to hear your brother is doing better..Blessings, Susie

HumorSmith said...

Yikes! I have no problems Maggie. Serenity nowwww!

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear about the way your day went. Glad to hear that Gary is doing better.
I also agree that those names are cute.
Hope you have a better week.

Sybil said...

I am sure it can only happen to you !! what a day....were you late for work as well ?
I do think though that we all have days just like that..
Just love the photo of Kaci and the kittens, and I love their new names !!. has she haerd any more about the art competition?
Love sybil xx

NitWit1 said...

Sounds like my Bad Thursday medical and shopping day. On top of dumping my purse in a puddle of water, I lost a Walmart cancelled check. I realize it cannot be cashed but personal info is still on it.

I have a backup camera and sensors on my SUV. I am short and this is a life saver-literally. My reputation of my backing skill, or lack thereof is infamous.

I wish Monday could be wiped off the calendar.

Connie said...

Just reading this post makes me hyperventilate! It seems that some days EVERYTHING goes wrong!
I hope the rest of the day was uneventful for you.

Such cute little kittens.

Oh yeah, I love your haircut! It's every flattering.

Hope you have a great day.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Maggie,

Oh what a day you had! I would feel like going back to bed.
Glad that you got things sorted in the end.
So happy to hear that Gary is recovering,... wonderful.
I love the photo of Kaci and the cute kittens.
I really hope the rest of the week will go well for you.

Hugs & blessings