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Busy Busy Busy Week

Okay, I had plans this week. They didn't include 10 hours of overtime and a serious car accident (my wife, not me). So I managed only one workout and some bad eating, so weight loss is once again curtailed (and I seem to have gained back what little I HAD lost, if not more... sigh).

I'm still forgetting everything I think of that I want to say -- I told myself this afternoon to jot it down and email myself from work, but the prideful part of me said, "No, I'll remember." I don't.

Wednesday I got to the gym, worked out, then came home to get caught up on things, and just as I sat down to clean out my email, Barb called about the accident. I gathered up the dog and my purse and drove over to the accident scene; the paramedics were there, but I beat the cops. They arrived shortly later to take information and start cleaning up the intersection. In my opinion it's a pretty clear-cut case of "not Barb's fault," but since neither insurance company is mine I can't say how they're going to handle it. There's at least a phone call from the Gecko (other lady's company) on the machine here today for Barb. I realized on Thursday I should have brought my camera -- it was an impressive-looking accident and I think both of them got off REALLY lucky. If you could see what Barb's Taurus looked like, you'd be amazed she only has sore arms and a bruised boob. :)

Anyway, I thought to try again for the gym on Thursday, but Barb wanted to go look at cars, and besides, apparently there was an accident on I-10 and I couldn't have gotten up to my gym anyway (it took about three times as long to get home as it should have), so we went out and she drove a couple of vehicles and bought the blue one (see her own blog for that news). It's a cute little car! I am jealous. I shall probably be driving my ol' White Lightning when I'm shrunk up too small to see over the dashboard.

Anyway, I was totally exhausted when we got back home, but we walked Bo and then went out for burgers because it was getting late and we were both starving.

I'm exhausted again today. I thought about just going to bed now, but I started marinading the chicken for a noodle stir-fry and Silhouette is demanding I give him something he WANTS to eat (annoyingly enough, most expensive high-quality cat foods just do not thrill this boy; he totally ignored the Innova I just gave him).

I was given the best raise I've gotten in years, with a very, very pleasant merit increase and rather enormous performance cash. That will help a LOT toward paying for our new furniture. YAY!!!

I think I want to spend the bulk of this weekend sitting on my butt, writing and catching up on Tivo. Yeah.


( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 28th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
I love how you just slipped in the news about the raise all stealthy-like at the end there. Hurray! And enjoy your weekend of Tivo.
Jan. 28th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
This is how my brain is working lately! :)

We shall see if that works out. We always seem to have SOMETHING to do on the weekends!
Jan. 28th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Yaaay for your raise! That's really great!
Jan. 28th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Jan. 28th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :D See, maybe you will be able to afford a new(ish) car someday!
Jan. 28th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
We can but hope! :)

Jan. 28th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
I'm really glad Barb wasn't badly hurt

and in better news YAY to the raise
Jan. 28th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Me, too! (Especially since she always refused to wear her seat belt!)

Jan. 28th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
oops yeah that's bad
Jan. 28th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
Hooray for the raise! At least ONE good thing happened.
Jan. 28th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
Jan. 28th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Sending good wishes for Barb!

Congratulations on the raise.
Jan. 28th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Jan. 28th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
YAY for Barb being OK. (And also yay for new car!) YAY for raise--ALWAYS good news in today's economy. And Yay for kitties--even at their finickiest!
Jan. 28th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
Jan. 28th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
[hugs hugs for the hard week]

[yays for the raise]
Jan. 29th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC)
Jan. 28th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
The last time I was in an accident, I got the guy to just pay me directly for the damage by taking a crazy amount of pictures with my cell phone while he was trying to blame me for it even though, in Texas, you hit someone from behind, it's your fault, period. (And, ironically, the 8megapixel camera in my blackberry is better than my first kodak digital.) I'm glad Barb is okay. And I'm glad she has a new car. That always helps.

Sorry you had such a bummer week. But RAISE! That's awesome. :)
Jan. 29th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
I do wish I'd remembered the camera.

Barb's going through her own insurance company, and then they can subrogate the gecko. I'm sure her insurance will stand by her; it was very clearly not her fault.

(A rear-ending is 99.9% always a clear-cut case of the person in the back being at fault; the rare exception are "swoop & squat" setups. There are also "no fault" states, but someone still has to pay...)
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