It’s been busy around here! For the past year we’ve been going through all our possessions, sorting them into keep – discard – donate and give away piles. We packed stuff up in boxes, and then started to renovate parts of our house. We’ve spent lots of time planning, choosing the materials and most importantly, finding the right people to do the actual work. The new kitchen counters turned out really nicely I think and I don’t miss the microwave (except for its clock and timer) we chose to not replace when it broke. I’ve never been fond of microwaves anyway.
Next came picking the colors for the walls and the carpeting. We’ve lived here for over 13 years, and even though the house was in good shape when we got it, things have started to wear out. It’s been very educational investigating all the steps involved in a remodel/update. All this has been somewhat stressful because it’s rather disruptive.
Early last Monday evening on my way home from the credit union, I sat at a red light on the freeway offramp near my house waiting for it to turn green. I was thinking about getting home and putting on some soup in my instant pot, when suddenly – kaboom – my car violently lurched forward accompanied by an incredibly loud boom. I put my vehicle into park, and slowly got out to check what the heck had happened.
As I walked to the back of the car, the driver who hit me got out of his vehicle and immediately apologized for not stopping in time. The guy said he’d been looking down, and when he looked up, it was too late for him to stop. I think he may have been looking at his cellphone. After taking some pictures right then and there, we drove to a nearby shopping center to exchange information because it really wasn’t safe to be on the busy freeway offramp during rush hour in near darkness.
My vehicle sustained damage to the rear, and my body is sore from the violent impact. Thank god it wasn’t any worse! I know that the car will be repaired, my body will heal, and my nerves will settle down. It was just so unexpected! Guess that’s what makes an accident an accident!
Did you know that over 50% of car accidents happen within 5 miles of home?
I did go see my doctor, who was incredibly kind and compassionate. She checked me over and said it will take a little time to heal and recover. So I’m trying my best to be patient! This coming Tuesday, the painters will start painting and after that another crew will replace the worn out carpeting. I look forward to having everything back in its place and just taking it easy for a while.
Be safe, and please don’t be one of those people who drive distracted!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. All this has put me behind on all the great posts in my reader.
As time allows, I will catch up! 😉