Thursday, March 19, 2015

My littlest sunshine

It's been a hard week so far (yes, I know, first world problems)...finding out I sprained my neck in accident and perhaps pinched a nerve and being told by doctor to go down to 30 hrs/wk (from 45-55). Lots of pain from overdoing it the past three days.

Then I found out the guy that caused the accident was not insured. He took out a policy, but didn't make a payment so it was cancelled. This is actually good because my benefits under State Farm are better than they would have been under his. But my car is still not fixed because they keep missing spots and it's been over two weeks that they have had it for minor work.

And then when I got home yesterday after my first 6 hrs day turned into 7.5 hrs and counting, this was waiting for me. Suddenly all the other stuff just faded away, and I remembered its all about joy. I dare you to look at my littlest sunshine, Alyssa Jane, now 8 months, and not smile!
You're welcome. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Crash, slide, crash!

So, I have always said when we get our "inclement weather" here that it doesn't matter if you personally know how to drive in it or's all the crazy yahoos that don't.

In their defense, they don't get much practice as this happens maybe once a year. But all us northern folk know the number one rule: fight your instinct and do NOT slam on your brakes. Ruben V in his red car didn't get the message and slid right into me. I'm just VERY glad I was in the left most lane and so I didn't slide into another car, I hit the guardrail.

The car doesn't look that bad. My neck/shoulders head are a bit different. Excuse the crude drawing below. This same triangle has been a sore spot for 11-12 years since car accidents back then that never healed right. This time, I re-injured the same area and added a new symptom: tingling fingers. It's very uncomfortable, but I know it could be a lot worse. My medical massage therapist/HHP is helping me and the goal is to get this all under control soon.

After dealing with the body shop and two different rental car companies today, let me just say that customer service is a lost art!

Tonight we are getting freezing precip again, so I know someone that will not be eager to get on the roads for the potential to wreck a car registered to Enterprise!

Be careful out there, everyone!