Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me

You may remember the song from Hee Haw that says , "If I had no bad luck, I'd have no luck at all...". I believe that must apply to me. We were supposed to host my family get together today, but plans can change very quickly. We had rain here in Memphis yesterday, and we had just left the Honeybaked Ham store with a 10 pound ham to come home and prepare for our company, when this happened. A young lady hydroplaned on the wet street, unable to make the curve, and she was heading straight for us in our lane. Thank goodness Joey was driving, and he tried to veer right to avoid hitting her head on, but we were on a 2 lane street with no shoulder. We ended up being hit down his side of the car and landing down a little embankment. Thankfully no one was seriously injured, but we were very shook up. Our air bags deployed, so we were not allowed to drive the car the 1/2 mile to our automotive shop. We had to pay $125 for that wrecker call. My brother in law came to rescue us and deliver us home. (Word to the wise...always go to the bathroom before you get in the car for a long drive, because the wait for a wrecker might be over 1 hour. I'm just saying. Rick drove me down to the shop for bathroom privileges and brought me back to wait with Joey until the wrecker came. At one point I thought I might have to knock on someone's door and beg to use their facilities. ) After being out in the very cold, windy rain we got home about 2 hours later. The adjuster won't be able to assess the damage until Wednesday. Some of you remember that the reason I had this car in the first place is that we were hit last February, and our last car was totaled.
I wonder if this one will meet the same fate...

Joey and I are both very sore today. My side and right chest area are tender from the seat belt. I think Joey is going to the doctor tomorrow morning to get checked out. His hand is swollen, and he has some bruising on his back. He can't raise his arm to get his shirt on, and he is an auto mechanic. It hurts to laugh--maybe a broken rib. I dont know.

Our family might have to stop celebrating holidays: last Halloween Jackson had swine flu...Memorial Day he had pneumonia...right after Father's Day daddy had a heart attack...4th of July Hudson had a stomach virus...Thanksgiving Hudson had his seizure...and now this. ENOUGH, thank you.

We are truly thankful that in all these hardships, we have all come out safe and sound, just a bit frazzled. God is good!!! As Psalm 121:7-8 says, "The Lord will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life: the Lord will watch your coming and going both now and forevermore."
Be safe everyone,


racheld said...

Oh, Sheila!

I'm so sorry this happened to you---again. It's just so good to hear you in such good spirits, and feeling as well as you can after being shaken up like that.

I hope Joey's just sore, and finds that nothings sprained or broken.

I hope you didn't miss your gathering altogether, and that you had lots of help when the company got there.

Feel better, both of you.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! I am sorry. Me personally - I would get checked out by a Dr. - injuries tend to show up at a later date. Hopefully the other driver had insurance.
Maybe you could start celebrating holidays the day before or after.
Thanks for stopping by. I gave up wearing the high heels many years ago - arthritis in knees took care of that. :)
Have a great week and stay warm!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, so thankful no one was killed. Take care and get well. Hugs, Marty

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It's always such a shock when something like this happens...I'm so glad no one was badly hurt!

Linda Stubbs said...

Hi......I am so thankful that you are okay! Loved looking at all your beautiful nativity sets. Very very pretty. I have to get our things out and start decorating. I am a little late on things.

Asking the Lord to keep you all safe for the CHRISTmas season!

Blessings, Linda

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I just found your blog today. I have no idea how I came across it, after coming back to my pc I had to search my history-- because I didn't get to read this story after opening your page.
Praise God all are ok. The Lord certainly does watch over his sheep.
I've saved your blog in my blog roll registry. I'll be reading more!