Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

So the other day was the big 3-0 for me. The Man took the day off and we had fun together. We just did random stuff, went out to dinner, ate pumpkin cheesecake (yummy!) and watched a movie. We crawled into bed at the usual time - 1ish - and were just asleep when we heard a loud noise.

The Man crawled out of bed and went around the house to investigate. He was just returning to bed when we saw flashing lights go past and stop just up the street. We went to the front window so we could see what was going on and we could see a vehicle upside down in the driveway two houses up. He got dressed and went outside and checked to see if our truck had been hit. Of course it was!

Turns out that they hit our truck, went up the bank just past our neighbor's house, hit a pine tree and flipped a time or two before coming to rest in the next driveway - upside down. I suppose they were drunk, since it was only rainy and dark, however, they bailed out and took off, so who knows? When the police went to the home of the owner of the vehicle, it was discovered to have been stolen. Yeah! Could this be more fun?

Oh, I suppose that it could. I don't imagine they would, but I suppose we could up the fun factor by totalling the truck. Surely not, right? Perhaps that's just the pessimist in me.

For now, we're out the deductible, since there's no one else to pin it on. The insurance adjuster hasn't been here yet. Take your sweet time. We're not worried about what this will cost us!

Okay, I'll stop being negative. Perhaps it will just be the deductible and all will be fine.

Its just that we also had a landscaper here today who is going to widen our driveway and rebuild the retaining walls. To be safe, we're only going to do one side right now, but I think I'm still suffering from sticker shock on that little project. I like a nice cushion. Bye bye savings! I was hoping for a bathroom renovation or two, but I guess I get retaining walls and wider driveway. Hooray! Okay, NOW I will stop being negative. Because I'm going to shut up.

**Perhaps a disclaimer is warranted. I maybe abnormally cranky about the whole thing. Its a possibility. Just sayin'.

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Ouch! Sorry for all the negatives -- but when it rains, it pours.

Happy, Happy Birthday anyway. On the plus side, you're only turning 3-0 and not 5-0, so look at the bright side LOL!