February 14, 2005

This week's been a character builder at best...

My darling bride of nearly 20 years (She-who-must-be-obeyed) rolled her Jeep Wrangler Thursday morning. Which means that I spent most of the day Thursday in the Emergency Room.

Seems that as she was en route to work that someone tagged a car in the lane next to her, then sailed into her, sending her careening off of the roadway.

She's OK (thank God), but bumped, banged up, battered, and bruised six ways to Sunday. She gets to see a doctor tomorrow.

And that's only the middle of my journey through the gauntlet of last week. Earlier in the week, I had to put a water pump on MY car, and just before I received the phone call about Rachel's accident, I got the e-mail receipt for the bike rack I just bought for the back of her car.

Then, to add insult to injury, while running errands Friday (taking photos of the damaged car, going to the pharmacy to get her more drugs, going to the bank, paying the sitter, ad nauseum), I hopped out of the car for a quick stop. Three minutes later, I hopped back into the car, put the key in the ignition, and.....nothing.

The key wouldn't even turn.

I looked around to make sure I hadn't jumped into the wrong car by mistake, but no such luck.

I had to have it towed home (I wasn't about to leave it where it was), then Saturday morning, towed to the friendly, neighborhood Chrysler dealer. I'm still waiting for word on how bad the damage to my wallet will be.

When it rains, it pours. I guess. It's enough to make you shake your head and say, "Just damn."

Posted by mhking at February 14, 2005 12:50 PM

My prayers to you and your wife.

Posted by: Steven J. Kelso Sr. at February 14, 2005 04:40 PM


Rough week....Hope everything has improved since you originally posted...

Posted by: CrzyDJM at February 14, 2005 04:56 PM

I'm so sorry. May God speed her recovery.

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at February 14, 2005 05:50 PM

Your wife is alive. You're blessed.

Now is your car a 300?

Posted by: DarkStar at February 14, 2005 07:01 PM

I wish your wife (and your nerves) a swift recovery, Michael.

Posted by: Me at February 14, 2005 08:38 PM

You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by: BobG at February 14, 2005 09:16 PM


I wish your wife a speedy recovery (and you ,too, as I am sure it was no fun having to deal with the shock.)

I hope the car problems are over and that whoever caused your wife's wreck had insurance to cover damages and med bills.

Posted by: Vilmar at February 15, 2005 07:18 AM

Darkstar --

Nope, a Jeep Grand Cherokee. But from what I understand, the problem does plague other "high-end" Chrysler products.

Mechanic says "I see those all the time..."

Posted by: mhking at February 15, 2005 12:11 PM

Glad to here your wife is alive and (from what you said) going to be alright. Hope your car problems are resolved in very short order. And agree with Vilmar...hope the pockets of the other party who caused the accident has the insurance to cover the med bills...and the cost of repair/replacing your wife's vehicle.

Posted by: Guy S at February 15, 2005 02:28 PM

Mike: You're right about that Chrysler plague!~
Glad the wife's ok. Count your blessings, right?

Posted by: Indigo at February 15, 2005 04:00 PM

Sorry life has been such a pain. At least we had a sunny day today!


Posted by: Tom at February 15, 2005 10:03 PM
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