Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stress! And does cuzing relieve stress?

It can come in so many different forms...stress.  This particular time it was at 4:30 am with a police officer ringing our doorbell vigorously.  What the ((@##$$%#@ was my first thought as I tried to jump out of bed, find my slippers, and get to the front door. None of this went well with ra and 4:30 am.

The officer began to ask if a Deborah lived here. Yes, of course I lived here. He then continued to explain that my 2002 Chevy Prism car was flipped upside down in a ditch on the other side of town.

My blood pressure immediately began to rise. He also continued on, saying that apparently there was a set of keys in the ignition.

Ummm....like I don't leave keys in my ignition!!! And like ummmmm my daughter also doesn't tend to be this careless either. He insisted that there was a set of keys in the ignition.  I immediately suspected that somehow, someway my hubby played a role in that part!

The officer went on to say that it looks like my car was stolen, taken for a joy ride by two inexperienced drivers, run into a curb and then subsequently flipped over and was now lodged against a tree in this ditch.

I was not a happy camper! No, not at all!

My husband then went with one of the police officers to inspect his vehicle which was parked next to mine in our driveway before the theft. Yup, the window was slightly down, the glove compartment rummaged through but nothing was missing.  Nothing, except the extra set of car and house keys (my blood pressure continues to rise) that my hubby had decided to put in his car. And he also left his car unlocked although we have constantly implored him to lock it at all times.  Ummmm...I won't go there on the grounds I might sound mean and cruel. And if I haven't mentioned in a previous post, the only car left for the three of us to share (one that requires a car from 7am-5pm for college every weekday) is a stick shift. Needless to say, only the owner of that car can drive it....grrrrrrr!

Off went my husband to inspect my damaged car and await the towing service that I was to contact.  Now you all know my last name is Murphy. Well Murphy's law is apparently ruling for 2012.

I called our road side assistance service. Quickly they hooked me up with a tow service company here in my home town. Snatchem Towing Service would be there shortly. Yup, Snatchem.

So today, two days later, still with somewhat high blood pressure, still with no car, and still wondering exactly when the repair place will call to let me know if this car is fixable at all. And more importantly realizing I might have to buy two cars instead of the one I was hoping to somehow afford.

And oh yes, we did not have collision or theft insurance on this auto as it was a 2002. And of course Murphy's law would have it...I was intending to add this coverage for over the summer when my daughter was to use this car for her internship.
Maybe the world can go away for awhile. Just a little while...I am soooo tired.

And by the way, cuzing for me only relieves stress when done by a cute fluffy kitty :-)

10 comments:

Joan said...

Well, crap, I don't know what to say except for #$#%$#@$#%$%$%^$!!!!!!!!

tharr said...

I'll say it for both of us Joan ... damn!

If it helps any, we dropped everything down to liability on my wife's car (a 2001) in October and in December it got ran into at the grocery store. Of course they didn't wait for her, leave a message nor were there any witnesses. Maybe if we changed the insurance back, leave the keys in the car and get one of those flashing arrow signs that points to her car and syas "Steal Me". Nah ... just an idea.

Theresa said...

I.......am........so......sorry!!!! There are just no other words. I really hope this week proves to be much less eventful.
Your all in my thoughts and prayers!
Theresa

Deb aka AbcsOfra said...

Joan...you said it just fine :-) Thank you.

Tharr...I just hope the damage wasn't too extensive on your wife's car. I am waiting on our mechanic to come up with a figure on fixing small blue (my nickname for my car). Problem is...blue book value is low on this our car but we only had 59K miles on her. The cost of used cars are thru the roof right now so I am leaning on fixing her and keeping her for me and getting a new vehicle (cheaper one) for my daughter to drive. What is wrong with people any more in this world?

Theresa...Thank you so much! I'll take all the prayers I can get :-)

Christine said...

Please don't hate me but I am sitting here laughing so hard. Not because of what happened to you but because this blog entry was do funny between your honesty and hysterical photos. The "Snatchum" company almost did me in and now my belly hurts.

In all seriousness though, I am sorry this all happened to you and I hope things settle down quickly!

Deb aka AbcsOfra said...

Christine....well you and I surely have the same sense of humor. When the police were here and I was calling our road side assistance service company and they told me the name...I actually looked around and said, "I must be getting punked!" Wasn't so but I did start laughing so hard I almost had tears coming down my eyes. The police looked at me a little worried until I repeated the tow service name. And I figure we all might as well get a laugh out of this, even if it will probably be over a $3,000 dollar laugh (at the minimum).

Lana said...

Deb, I am so sorry that this happened to you. I am in the same place with Murphy’s Law. I really wish Murphy would just leave us alone. Go ahead and cuss- I am not complaining – I am joining in. :-)

Susan said...

So very sorry.

It does seem that just when we don't think we can handle one more thing going wrong, something totally unexpected happens - again.

Somehow, we survive. Hang in there. A year from now, it will be forgotten...and something else we go wrong...

But your amazing sense of humor will carry you through!

adrienne said...

Poor thing! I feel for you. Those stupid partners that don't listen to us. They never learn. Don't they know to listen to us! I hope it all works out for you. Be sure to give us an update.

Deb aka AbcsOfra said...

Lana...we can have a cuzzing party together :-) Still getting all the numbers back on what it will cost to fix our little car.

Susan...I am calling in someone to dehex my life :-) Sprinkle lots of fairy dust on me and anything I can think of to remove all the bad mojo.

Adrienne...I will not comment on my partner right now....grrrrrr is all I can say. Taking deep breath to reduce the stress.