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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Like mama always said

It is 11:45 in the morning and I have had quite the day so far. Our car has been having a hard time starting lately.. something wrong with the ignition, but Chris found a way for me to basically bend down and hot wire the car until we can get it looked at. Imagine me running errands yesterday.. bending down and hot wiring my car every time I start it with two kids in the car. I am surprised no one called the police with how suspicious that would look. Today I went to drop off cookies for a girl at my church, and I have never been to her house before. As I am pulling down her very steep driveway, I realize,"Oh crap, I shouldn't park down this steep driveway, because this will be just one more complicated thing to deal with amongst hot wiring my car and having to worry about the car rolling down in neutral when I am trying to start the car etc..." Well, to make a long story short, as I was backing up this steep driveway focusing on not killing the car so I wouldn't have to hot wire it on a hill.. I backed into a tree. I backed into it so fast that the back of my car including one of the bumpers is extremely dented and messed up and a chunk of the tree was actually embedded into my car. Dang blind spots! My back for some reason hurts a little bit now, but one positive thing out of this ordeal is the kids seem to be perfectly fine.
As a very unorganized person, my mom gave me valuable advice when I had Sofia regarding my house. "When you have little kids around, a mess begets a mess." Basically she was telling me that when you leave one mess out with little kids around, that mess will likely turn into another mess. I think the whole mess of the car in the first place applies to this quote." Oh well, such is life. No messed up car is going to ruin my merry Christmas.. maybe just my day.

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Ouch! I'm sorry you're having car trouble. We know much about car trouble as well as those trees that jump into bumpers. Glad you're all o.k. and keeping the Christmas spirit. Can't wait to see you!

Mr. or Mrs. Nemelka said...

KARA--What a positive person you are! I love it...and you! I'm glad you and the kids are ok. We've had quite the car trouble this month too. $800 worth. But, I must count my blessings since that's the EXACT amount Jeff got as a bonus this year. Still stinks before Christmas. Anyway...your card/picture was sooo cute. What a fun family. And IF I ever see you again it will be a glorious reunion. LOTS OF LOVE from Utah.

juliette said...

I'm so sorry about your car. I can really empathize with you, because I am the world's worst backer-upper. I have backed into trees, other cars, a cement piling, and once even partway off a cliff. I am not making any of this up. I hate backing up. There's going to be some video technology coming our way soon to help us pretend like we're going forward when we're actually backing up. Until then, I advise you to back very slowly and wait for the crunch.

Heather said...

You don't need the stress of hot wiring your car! I hate car problems. Last year I had to strap Sylvie's infant car seat into the back seat of the TOW TRUCK that towed us into town we I broke down in the middle of nowhere during a terrible storm. It felt like a horror movie. Take care of yourself, Kara - and take your time.

Cami said...

That is one of the worst feelings to have kids in the car and things go wrong with it. Glad the kids are feeling fine. Hope the back is feeling better. Merry Christmas!!