Some of you have asked why I haven’t updated my blog in weeks.
Well – it’s because my life has been in EXTRA shambles lately.
1) Driving – NOT going well. I had my driving lessons and the instructor told me he doesn’t think I need any more because I seem to drive just fine and dandy! Then 2 weekends ago I drove Dan and I to Metro and it was underground condo parking and I pulled into a tight spot too quickly and hit the pillar a bit. OUCH! I was really rattled by it because I scratched the car and I felt awful.
I forced myself to keep at it and continued to try to drive on my own to Costco a few days later because we had to restock on a bunch of essential items. WELL again the driving gods cursed me because I got into an accident. BUT THIS TIME IT WASN’T MY FAULT.
I was pulling out of the parking spot SLOWLY (because of the pillar incident that happened the previous week) and I looked in my rearview mirror and saw a guy behind me was pulling out at the same time so I thought oh shit, we will collide – I better stop and he’ll see me and should stop too. WELL I stopped – but he didn’t and hit me!
AGAIN I REPEAT IT WASN’T MY FAULT. He hit ME! I was fully stopped.
Anyways that doesn’t change the fact that I still have to face the consequences as if I was the one that caused the accident by dealing with insurance, etc.
I was REALLY REALLY RATTLED because Kensi and my mom were in the car. But I pulled up my big girl pants and confronted the man and the issue at hand. The guy came out of the car and of COURSE he was good looking (these people think they can get away with murder, well not on my watch buddy, not on my watch!). We exchanged information, took pics of each other’s insurance policies, I took a pic of his license plate, and then we said we will contact each other to figure out the details later.
Later that night Dan and I call the guy and I reviewed the facts with him which were YOU HIT ME but he was all like whoa whoa whoa, I actually don’t know if that is true because it happened so fast and we were both pulling out at the same time. He said he didn’t see me (duh obviously) so he has no idea if I really did completely stop. I was like homie I know I did so don’t be spreading lies. He said he felt awful about the whole thing because he knew I had a baby in the car but he also said it’s a tough situation because we were both pulling out at the same time so it’s just bad timing. This is code for – he won’t admit he hit me.
At first Dan and I said we were willing to settle this privately and not through insurance, but then things got weird because he explained he’s leasing the car but it’s not REALLY his lease – it’s a sublease. It’s really his coworker’s lease who currently is living out of the country and he’s just sub-leasing it from him, that’s why when I took a pic of the insurance policy it wasn’t his name but someone else’s name on it (his coworker).
He said he contacted his coworker right away but still hasn’t heard back, and he presumes his coworker would want to just settle this privately instead of going through insurance but he has to wait to hear back from him to see what he wants to do.
While we’re talking to him on the phone Dan is texting his sister who works in insurance. She said his “sub lease’ situation seems sketchy so suggests we just do it legitimately and go through insurance.
So after his whole explanation about trying to reach his coworker and needing a few days since it’s a long weekend to get a hold of him, Dan just cuts him off and says his situation seems kind of complicated and we don’t want to assume any risk so we just want to have this dealt with swiftly and efficiently hence we’re going to go through insurance.
That’s when he was all wait what? I thought you guys were open to working this out privately? But then Dan was like yeah but you have complications on your end that seem like they need to be sorted out so we don’t really want to wait for that. He seemed like a nice guy but who really knows these days.
He insisted he was telling the truth and that this coworker is someone he knows personally because he use to be his sister’s ex husband but that he still remained good friends with him. Dan assured him that even if that were true, it still didn’t change how complicated it was for us to wait for him to figure out how to proceed forward and it was just easier and faster to do it legitimately through insurance.
After we hung up I tried to defend him because he did sound sincere and genuine. And who makes up such a strange story like how the person he’s taking over a car lease from is his sister’s ex husband? That’s such a specific tale that it HAS to be true.
Dan was like – oh I’m sure you’re right and that it is true. But guess what? That’s what makes it STRANGER and suspect, because who still stays friends with their sister’s ex husband? That’s an indication of his moral character!
True true. Once again Dan is correct – I don’t trust anyone who stays friends with their sibling’s ex husband. FAMILY IS BLOOD, and you don’t turn your back on your own blood!
Anyways – after these two incidences I’m really shaken up by my driving abilities so I am at a loss as to what to do. I also drove downtown yesterday with Dan to our doctor’s appointment and it was hard AF because downtown is CRAZY. It’s all tight confined spaces, bicyclists and drivers being impatient and subsequently wreckless.
I’m trying not to give up so I rebooked with my driving instructor again and making Dan talk to him beforehand to point out specifically what he needs me to review and practice.
But at this point I’m thinking oh shit am I going to be a grown as adult who doesn’t know how to drive?
2) I also dropped my iphone (which is pretty much new b/c it’s the iphone 7) and the screen cracked a bit. This is why I’m not allowed to have nice things.
Thank GOD I got extended Apple Care which covers for screen damage, and all I need to pay is a nominal service fee to have it fixed.
The combination of all of the above is why I’ve been silent on the blog because I’m convinced the universe is conspiring against me this month so I need to lay low and try not to anger the gods.
PRAY FOR MEEEE