20 May 2008

Murphy's law

Yesterday I had a good healthy dose of Murphy's law. First it is a Monday starting a four in a row 14 hour day week. (I count my twelve hour days as 14 since I have a two hour commute.)I wake up at three in the feeling like I went to sleep thirty minutes ago. (My son and I were up most the night coughing and sneezing.) I realize while I am getting ready that I am missing one of my new pearl earrings. I frantically look everywhere. I get the crazy idea that I somehow flushed it down the toilet, so I wake my husband up to help me look(my husband is not a person that does well with out nine hours of sleep, so I am desperate when I wake him up). He plungers the toilet, moves the bed, and searches in the chair to no avail. When I finally decided to call it quits on looking for my first mother's day pearl I realize I am too late to pick up my carpool buddie. Arriving at work did not stop my Murphy's dose there. Course what happened at work has to stay at work. I know it is a bummer, but hopefully you get the idea. Then it is time for me to go home. I am excited to go get my baby, so I call and check up on him and I got no answer. That never puts a mother in a good mood. Right after I leave a message my cars makes a few clicks and shuts off while I am going 70+ on a highway. Uh what. I had no where to pull over since I was on a bridge. I was stuck just hanging on the highway with semis blazing past making my little GT Shake it's tiny little nuts loose. Okay. When I am stuck and I don't know what is wrong with my car to where I can not fix it myself who do I call? My Husband! Okay, he didn't pick up that time I will try again. Okay, not that time I will leave a message that sounds a little pathetic and maybe he will call back. Okay, no call I will try again. No answer, I leave a message sounding a little more pathetic. Maybe he just can't hear his phone, so I will try again. I try this for 10 to 15 more minutes. Hmmm. Maybe he is at his parents I will try there. No answer. Maybe they are outside and can't hear the phone, so I will try again. This pattern repeats for a while. Hmm maybe his mom knows where he is. No answer. At this time it is 90 degrees out and I am stuck in a car with a black top and black leather seats. Let's just say I was sweating a tad. Okay. I got a little nervous at this point. One where is my husband. I typically can get a hold of him pretty easily and two that semi came way to close that time. I start looking through my phone book to get someones number that I work with to see if they could pick me up while I am trying to figure out where in the world my husband is. Ahh Rob's (Anton's Dad)cellphone number. Well he never answers that unless he is at work. I might as well give it a shot. He is probably with Anton. It rings and I am sure I am going to get a machine. "Hello, nope I don't know where Tony is. I will be right there" The last half of that sentence was very comforting. Right after I got off the phone a police officer pulled up. His gutsy butt pushed me off the bridge to the side of the highway. Thank goodness. I don't have to say a little prayer every ten seconds when a semi approaches my car. Okay. This is a good time to call my supervisor to let her know that I may not be in tomorrow. Got a hold of her. Oh no! Mid conversation my phone dies. Lovely. Perfect timing for your cellphone to die. Forty five minutes later I am picked up. Whew. I get out of the hot car and get to see my beautiful son! Have to leave my car there for the time being. Get a hold of Anton. He accidentally fell asleep in his truck and did not hear his phone. Thank goodness he is okay. Late that night my car pulls up at my in laws on a trailer. Phew, no one pillaged my car and I get to go home and get into bed with my family. Good stuff. Now to count the blessings.
-My husband found my earring right after I left.
-I didn't have my carpool buddie, so she didn't have to get stuck with me.
-It is allergies not the flu.
-I got a hold of someone
-My phone didn't die until after I got a hold of someone
-I didn't get squished by a semi
-I have a super light car that is easy to push.
-My father in law and Husband are handy and trailered my car home.
-I got to see my son
-My husband is okay. (feels a little guilty, but okay!)
Thank you God and please continue to keep my family safe. Oh yeah can you make it an easy cheap fix on my car? Thanks!
I can't leave a post with out a few pix of Hunter, so here they are!


The Erbs said...

Mom and Dad are incredible and are always available for a rescue! I know that whenever I needed them they would drop everything to "pick me up!" Just another example of why they are amazing people...they will drop everything for YOU! AWESOME!!! Glad they were able to pick you up...and your car!

Mercedes said...

I agree. That must be where Anton gets it from!

Chelley N said...

Ugh, it sounds like you sure had a rough day! I'm glad everything worked out okay in the end though. Good for you for finding the blessings in a day like that!!!