Sideswiped. I just wish it was by life instead of Mr. R.

Well, that was a busy, eventful weekend.  Busy, busy, busy was the name of the game.  Until, that is, I was sideswiped while driving along the Queensway in Keswick  No one was hurt, but my van, which was new to us just six months ago, has a mangled fender and is scraped all along the driver side.  So sad. 🙁

I took it for an estimate and the quote is upwards of $4000.  So, so sad. 🙁

Luckily, the other driver (Mr. R.) was a stand-up guy, and admits liability and fault, so once the insurance companies get together and break bread over this unfortunate incident, my insurance rates should remain stable and after a brief period of a rental van and the inconveniences involved in having a car repaired, our lives should resume normally.  Unless Mr. R. changes his tune.  And then I’ll have to employ ninja warriors to review the sequence of events with him to clear the cobwebs and make the truth stand out.  Yes, ninja warriors sound like just the ticket.  We need a whole lot more ninja warriors in Keswick.  Or maybe teenage mutant ninja turtles?  Either/or, I’m not so fussy. 😉

Even in a town this small, accidents happen everyday.  Some are avoidable (like this one – people, please, please, please – before changing lanes, ALWAYS do your shoulder check and make sure you’re clear.  It’s called a Blind Spot for a reason.  Checking your mirrors is only the FIRST step.  Thank you) and some are a result of a series of events that align at just the right (wrong) moment and kaboom – accident-city.  So, in almost five years, I’m at two accidents, neither my fault, but both left me having to deal with the aftermath.  Argh.

This probably will stop happening to me when I’m crowned Queen of the World, but then again, maybe not *grin*

Just one shot of the damage - the whole driver's side is scraped 🙁

Rainy Days and PA Days always get me down…

I’m sure that’s the real title of the song. Who on God’s green earth decided that our kids needed more time AWAY from school and invented PA Days? Nine weeks in the summer, March Break, two weeks at Christmas plus countless “long weekends” and we STILL need PA Days? Really? I think not.

When I am crowned Queen of the World, I am immediately revoking all PA Days and mandating that our children attend school at least five more weeks a year. Yes, I know, I just lost the kid and teacher vote, but I don’t care. This insanity must end (and mine must reign supreme).

To all the parents who were home with their refusing-to-nap children today, you’re welcome. To all the kids and teachers who are outraged that I could call into question the validity of these ‘extra’ days off, write “I will not question the Queen” one hundred times on the black board and try to remember that the less time kids spend in school, the more time they spend trying to figure out how to pull a fast one on their parents.

See? My plan in win-win. You’re welcome, society.