edited highlights from the holiday weekend

People went camping.

People other than me.

I stayed home, set up the swimming pool and indulged in some gastrointestinal distress. In fact, I got a jump on the holiday & started my gastrointestinal distress on Wednesday just to be proactive about it.

So it’s now been a week since I slept more than an hour at a time.

And the sleep had been going so well too…

I’m more distressed about that than the gastrointestinal thing.

After all, the gas shall pass.  (pun intended)

Other distressing news?

Well, Sunday evening I went to Wal Mart to buy some chemicals & filters for the pool & when I came out of the parking lot I discovered this in the back of mini van


and not a note in sight.

So this morning, me & my distress get to drive an hour to get an insurance estimate at an insurance approved body shop & leave the car to be fixed. My lovely insurance (and I mean that really, in spite of the hour drive. Everything just is an hour drive) will have a rental car waiting for me there & I can be on my way in about 15 minutes (plus the 2 hour round trip, but I’ll get to check out a new Wal Mart on my way back. Because I never learn & hey, won’t be my car this time)

The insurance told me that due to a peculiarity of the state I live in, the fact that the responsible party (probably in a jacked up pick up – in the COUNTRY? REALLY? ) failed to accept that responsibility, my deductible gets lowered from $500 to $200 & my rental car coverage goes up from $900 max to $50,000 max.

So I’m thinking of renting a Ferrari.

Except I’m not sure how I’ll get the kids’ booster seats into it.

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8 comments to edited highlights from the holiday weekend

  • Heather

    Ouch… thats mean not leaving a note (but not surprising)! Bonus about the extra visit to Walmart though :) xx

  • Cheri Andrews

    That is just wrong. On so many levels. It really bugs me when people don't take responsibility.

  • mapsgirl

    Easy solution… ride child-free while you've got the car!!

    However, people are rude. I had the same thing happen.  It sucks.  Glad you're able to get it fixed tho.

    Enjoy your Ferrari!

  • LosingBrownies

    Ugg! People are so rude. I hate Wal-mart and how flipping wrong people can be! I would never ingore the fact I damaged someone's property.

  • Alison

    Sounds like a rough weekend…hope you enjoyed the new Walmart tho' (and, of course the Ferrari!)
    Alison xx

  • SciFi Dad

    Or an Escalade… then you could ride like Tupac, yo.

  • Andrea @ The Creative Junkie

    Holy shit .. I want your insurance company! I vote for renting a corvette – they're my favorite car.

    I cannot fathom hitting a car and not taking responsibility. I would not be able to look myself in the mirror. I mean, more than normal.

  • humel

    Not fitting the booster seats in could be seen as a bonus…. Sorry about the no-manners, no-brain idiot though :(