Monday, March 07, 2011


Hmmm, this is a “let’s see what this post ends up being about, and then I’ll pick a title” kind of day. =)

It’s been a slightly down Monday. I think that’s just because the weekend didn’t turn out to be as relaxing as we thought it would be.

For starters, we went out for dinner on Friday night at our favorite Mexican place. After that, we walked over to the children’s museum. It’s open one Friday night a month. So far, so good, right? We’re feeling relaxed, we’re chillin’, all is right in the world.

So we go back to our car, parked on a street near the restaurant. It’s dark, and it’s time for bed for two tired boys. We all pile in, and we pull away. That’s when we hear the awful scraping sound. Another car honks at us. We pull over… and discover that someone has hit our car so hard that our front bumper is almost completely ripped off.

Thank the Lord for the kind guy who gave us zip ties and helped us put it back on enough so that we could get home. It was a nerve wracking ride back to the house, lemme tell ya. We had to stop once because a piece of bent rubber started scraping, but we managed to push that back up.

The damage report is in… it should cost about $1600 to fix. Our insurance will cover it, minus the deductible, and they’re covering a rental car…. but they couldn’t tell us if our premiums would go up as a result of this.

I’m trying not to seethe with anger about this…. I would love to find the lowlife scumbag and give him a piece of my mind. Examples of the depravity of man abound, don’t they? I’m thankful that we have the money to fix it, and we’re not going to be out a car while we wait on it.

So, after that, David wakes up Saturday morning with the overwhelming, uncontrollable urge to buy Seth a bunk bed. Today. Now. This minute. Don’t finish your breakfast, honey, just get in the car. So we go to the local BJ’s and get one. It’s a great deal… and we discover why. We bought a pile of lumber, a pile of screws, and an instruction manual. He spent just about every waking moment of his weekend putting it together. And I spent it keeping Evan away from the action, so we didn’t see each other much…

Seth loves his bunk bed, and David is living the little boy dream of brothers and bunk beds. Don’t ask me why this is so appealing to guys, but it is, and I’m glad to see him get joy out of it.

I woke up this morning wishing for another weekend. Oh well, I get another chance at it in about 6 days… =)

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