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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Good Grief, What Now?

The last time I posted, and yes I know it was two weeks ago to those of you who scolded me today for not posting more often (you know who you are!), the roofers were here and I had only gotten a little stitching done.  Well, the roofers are gone and except for a few little snippets of roof padding that I keep finding in the grass the only evidence of their presence is the new roof.  And if I hadn't told you it was new you wouldn't know because really, who notices a roof?

The dock, which was loosened from it's moorings by the torrential rains we had some weeks ago, is still tied to the trees to keep it from floating away and is awaiting the dock repair people to rescue it.  My husband and grandson tried but it defeated them.

The camper, which was damaged in the hail storm, has gone to the repair shop for a yet-to-be determined amount of time.  It seems that the brand we have is no longer being manufactured and so parts must be sought from other companies.  I have no idea what that means but I expect it means a long time waiting.

The deck furniture which was destroyed by the Superman sized hail has not been replaced but the deck box that "hail holes" in it has.  I can't find chairs that are as heavy as the ones I had so I'm still looking.

Then ten days ago my husband and I were driving to Little Rock, about an hour away, on a super busy interstate when we were hit from behind by an 18 wheeler truck.  On the passenger side.  Where I was sitting.  Traffic was awful that day, bumper to bumper, and while we slowed for the traffic in front of us the truck didn't.  We drive a GMC Acadia, a fairly large SUV.  Thank goodness.  The truck hit at the back tire, slid all the way up to the front door, then skipped around where I was sitting and hit at the mirror and on down the front.  I assume the angel who was standing between that truck and me is a little larger than an average man because that's the width of the skip in the dents, scrapes and holes that are in the side of the car.





I wasn't kidding about the angel...you can see where the truck stopped right there at the door handle, and where the scrapes start back at the mirror.  All four side air bags deployed which kept my head from bouncing off the window.  All in all, we were blessed beyond measure - we both walked away with only stiff and sore bodies and one small cut on my arm from the airbag.

I've been driving a rental car for 10 days now and that's getting old.  Just today the trucker's insurance company called to tell us they have "totaled" the car.  It would cost far more to repair it than it's worth.  Hopefully tomorrow they will call back to make an offer for the "replacement."  Right.  Like most people I was making car payments - had 6 more to go and it would have been paid for.  So now, whatever they give us I'll put down on a new car and be making payments again.  For who knows how long.  Ok, I'm through whining now - it's just a car and we weren't hurt and I'll get another car and all will be well.

Needless to say there's been no stitching done in this house since my last post.  I did manage to get to a needlework shop because shopping is medically necessary when you've had a wreck - ask any doctor and I'm sure they would agree.  I didn't buy much because really, you don't want to overdo any medication, right?  I have no idea where that stuff is right now or I'd show it to you.  It's probably with the rest of my "stuff" I've put in the corner out of the way - one of our daughters and her two teens have been living with us for 2 1/2 months and they've finally gotten to close on their house and are moving tomorrow (can I say yippee!) so their "stuff" (which in the way of my "stuff") will soon be gone and I'll be able to find my "stuff" again!  :)

49 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh my goodness!! Yes, an Angel was sitting with you that day.

Ray and Jeanne said...

OMGoodness it is time you get to sit down and relax! I am so happy that your Angel was taking care of you but I'm also sorry you had to go thru all of this. I pray that everything will be taken care of soon. Maybe regaining your house will be the beginning of many positive things in your life. Take care! ~Jeanne

maria demina said...

Marlene, you are so lucky to have your responsible guarding angel! Hope everything will be fine with your car... And stitching mood will come back (together with time for it!). Take care!

Irene said...

Un abbraccio Marlene, vedrai che ora andrà tutto bene

Ирина said...

Oh, Gods! This is so frustrating!
Marlene, well, it's over that way! Angel saved you! And this is important!

Mdm Samm said...

yes Marlene, you had an angel watching over you...seeing the damage is beyond OH MY goodness... wow! now to keep you from any more harm..

Gabri Ercole said...

Really a good Angel help you at the and only a car dammages but I think it s not so easy for you forget that moments!!!All my love for you and happy soon!!!A big kiss

Gabri Ercole said...

Really a good Angel help you at the and only a car dammages but I think it s not so easy for you forget that moments!!!All my love for you and happy soon!!!A big kiss

Lesley said...

So sorry to hear about the accident but such relief to know your angel was working that day! Take care!

Annie said...

How awful! But thank goodness you are safe. Some stitching might be good to calm you down. I bet you are still on edge from it.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh my glad your guardian angel was there. Make sure that you check comparable vehicles---using a few websites. I hate to see car insurance companies offer people a pittance for their car. The last time the insurance company offered me $5,000 on a 2 year old car that had been purchased for $26,000 when I looked at their vehicles they used for comparison they were not even comparable. Mine was a 2 door with a V6, with leather, and power everything. They were using 4 cylinder, cloth seat, 4 door vehicles with no power, and many more miles as their comp vehicles. When it was all said and done I managed to get $18K for my vehicle.

Dorian said...

OH Marlene!! I'm so thankful your guardian Angel was with you that day. That must of been sooo scary! ((hugs))

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

so glad you had that angel, Marlene!!! that could have been such a disaster of an accident. I can't imagine walking away from a truck that size.

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord for God and his angel. So thankful you and Jerry are ok. Stuff can be replaced. Love you, my friend.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I would never have guessed a semi hit you - lucky even as unlucky as it was!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I would never have guessed a semi hit you - lucky even as unlucky as it was!

Jeanie said...

Praise the Lord that you were not seriously hurt! I'm so sorry that you had to experience this terrifying accident. I pray that you have some smooth sailing after a long list of trials and troubles. Take care, Marlene!

Carol said...

That does look terrible and so scary! I'm glad your angel was watching over you!

Debbie said...

What a saga of what you have been thru. The stuff can be replaced---such a pain to deal with----but you could not! Your photos are such a striking visual of God's hedge around us. It also tells me that He is not done with you and has a very good reason for keeping you around! So glad you are getting past all of these things.....stay safe!

Vickie said...

Thanks be to God and your guardian angel! Take care my friend!

Needled Mom said...

I'd be listening for that bell to ring notifying you of an angel getting its wings!!! OMGosh....what an exciting life you are leading right now. I hope things settle down for you soon.

paulette said...

WOW!! Now THAT was scary! Thank goodness you were going slow...or it could have been worse! I am so happy that you are both unhurt!

Mary said...

It is good to know you and your husband are safe, all the other things are "stuff" and can be replaced or fixed. Now the stitchery is not just "stuff".
These are things we need to keep us happy. I agree the doctor will always see this as good medication! Hope all else is good. Thinking of you.

Anna said...

Holy Moley this has not been your week! I am chanting and doing the grateful dance you are ok and that the sun will shine on you again!

Karen said...

May God Be Praised for you and your husbands Protection.....

Mad about Craft said...

If you drink you deserve a very large bucketful of your favorite tipple!

I have recently had a car totaled too! It had been mine for 11 months, we are now back to making payments!

Take care!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

OMG, Marlene, you had good luck!
I also experienced something like that, I know it's terrible on the psyche.
I wish you much strength !!!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

So glad that you guys are okay. you did have an angel there. hugs Lynda Ruth

Cathy said...

Wow! I am glad you weren`t injured too badly. Yes, there was angel present!

Sherrill said...

Having to replace a car in a wreck or stolen situation when it's paid for (or nearly so) is ALWAYS a HUGE pain in the butt! And what really aggravates me is NO one seems to be paying attention to their driving anymore--everything else EXCEPT their driving! I'm so glad your angel was paying attention (LOL). And sounds like you've had 5 yrs. of bad stuff so hopefully you'll be good. Good to know you guys are just a little stiff. That can be worked around.

marly said...

Glad you're OK! With all that's been happening, I can understand the medicinal "stuff".

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Thank 'Godness' for His angels! I am glad you and yours were not injured. L

Farm Quilter said...

Thank God you walked away from the up-close-and-personal visit from a semi!! I am so sorry they totaled your car - that has to be so frustrating, especially when you were so close to paying it off!! Glad yours protected you so well - along with your angel!!

Barb said...

Thank goodness you are not injured! But what a bit of very bad luck to your car!

Judy1522 said...

So glad you walked away with no lasting injuries your angels were definitely watching out for you.

Preeti said...

Oh! that was too close. Glad you are fine. Take care.

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh my dear! This is so awful! You and your husband have had more than your share of accidents lately. I can't imagine dealing with all the destruction from the hail storm, and then have this car accident... though I DO see how an angel was watching over you, personally. That's pretty incredible. I know you're staying strong through this because you know WHO is taking care of you. Bless you my friend. Hang in there through all the insurance claims, shopping, and decision making. I have no doubt this is all burdensome.

gloria. said...

it went really well, I'm sorry about the car, but at least from what I understand, you have not hurt ..... greetings.glo

Purple Pam said...

So sorry about your vehicle, but so glad neither of you were badly hurt.

Michele said...

Oh wow. That is a ton and I'm really relieved to read that you both are ok.

Brigitte said...

OMG, thta is looking aweful. So good to know that only the car was damaged and that you and your husband could get out nearly unharmed. So good.

Marge said...

Vehicles can be replaced, people can't. Bummer that you have to make payments longer now, but what a blessing that you are able to make those payments. Angels were certainly lining the highways for you that day! So glad you are okay!

Rosa said...

Oh my God,it`s horrible.Glad your angel was with you!

Lana said...

Goodness...sweet lady..I am so sorry! I am glad that you are on the mend and that progress is being made daily toward normalcy. I sure can't wait to see all your projects...Hugs Hugs Hugs...

Createology said...

Thank the Lord and Angels for keeping you safe during this accident. I think you are very wise to do some medicinal shopping while you are recuperating. Prayers and Healing Energy for all to be over with very soon. Blessings Dear...

Connie said...

Praise God! Oh, that could have been so bad.
I'm delighted that you are safe.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Chris said...

Marlene!
I am so glad that you are ok. Angels must have been watching over you both. I am hoping that you will have some smooth sailing soon and that all the repair are behind and you can enjoy summer and some stitching.
Hugs

Carol said...

Oh, my! I missed this post, Marlene, and I'm just shocked at the condition of your car, but so very relieved to read that you weren't hurt. A lot of angels seem to be watching over our blogging community these days :) Hope you can get a replacement vehicle soon and without too much trouble!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, boy! I bet that was scary. Again, I say, glad you guys are okay. God is good.