Thursday, November 17, 2011

One Of Those Weeks

Ever have one of those weeks?  You know, when nothing seems to go right? 

My week started out like that.  Woke up on Monday morning feeling blah.  Not awful but not right.  Marathon hangover?  (actually, that would be marathon spectator hangover)  I made it through the day okay with lots of extra rest and thought "perhaps I dodged a bullet!"  Except when I woke up on Tuesday, I felt much worse.  BLAH.  Definitely coming down with the plague.

Tuesday I did even less than on Monday including skipping all my training.  Trust me when I say, that pretty much NEVER happens.  But I wanted to try to nip this bug in the bud.  Other than going to teach my class and doing a little computer work, I laid in bed ALL DAY LONG.

That is until around 9:00 pm at night I got a call from O.  He was driving home from a late night at school (varsity letter ceremony) and this happened:

GULP!  He is NOT HURT.  Nor was the other driver.  So that is all that matters.  I thanked God over and over for that!  But our car?  Totalled.  And so Wednesday was a mess of insurance (State Farm has been awesome) and getting a rental car and because they determined the car was totalled, buying a new car.  As luck would have it, we JUST paid off this car ( the last payment was this month) and were looking forward to a few years of no car payments.  But that was not meant to be.  I'm not complaining though - my husband is in one piece and that's all I care about! 

Luckily today things started looking up!  :)  I woke up feeling much better and got back to training and a day of work at the hospital.  O too got back to work and after work, bought us a new car!  He doesn't mess around!  :)  Although neither of us are picky with cars.  We don't care about color or special features of if the seats heat or not - we care only about durability/reliability and price.  And the new VW dealership in town was looking for some business!  Our very first car was a VW (first thing we bought together as a married couple) and that car lasted us for 7+ years (of LOTS of driving) so we are going back!  And we are totally living the high life because for the FIRST TIME EVER (out of 4 cars we've had) we got a car with power windows!!!!  (I think this is only because they simply don't make VW Jettas without power windows anymore :).

And so goes life.  All is well and God is good!  And tomorrow is Friday!  :)  Have a great weekend everyone!!!!  :)


  1. oh man, so sorry to hear about your rough week! I guess if you *have* to get sick, this is probably the least inconvenient time of year for it from a training/racing perspective... still, it's no fun!

    Glad to hear Oscar is ok- the car looks pretty mangled!

    Hope you two both have a restful, relaxing weekend!!

  2. Glad you're feeling better. And that Oscar isn't hurt. And that you have auto windows now :-). I remember when I rented a car that didn't have them and you told me your car didn't either!

  3. sucks about the car accident. Glad no one was injured. Does anyone make cars without power windows?? We have a '95 and a '97. '95 doesn't have power windows. Barely has 100,000 miles. I figure in about 8 years the '95 might have around 125,000 miles. I do a lot of cross country driving. :)

  4. Sounds like a super rough week.

    I hate getting sick. Good for you for taking care of yourself and nipping it in the bud.

    Scary about the car accident..SO glad Oscar is OK!

  5. that looks like my car. i was in an accident wednesday morning on the way to work. geico wants to total it, but we're actually planning on keeping the car and getting it fixed

  6. Ahhh! Glad Oscar is alright. Did the Airbag deploy? I feel like I'm surrounded by them in our VWs but hope to never experience them.
    With the repairs I've been doing on ours, I couldn't help but wonder if your transmission would fit our car.
    Congrats on the power windows but did you happen to buy a car with integrated bluetooth for your cell phone? That! Is a sweet feature.

  7. Glad O was okay and you are feeling better. Rough week but it sounds like you've got lots to be thankful for on Thanksgiving! And do they make any cars without power windows nowadays?

  8. Congrats on the new car and so glad he was ok! Feel better soon!

  9. Oh dear I am so glad he is ok. How scary. As for the cold and flu season...umm...i always have a few near misses with the drier weather and then just the change of season. I feel like i get chilled so easily, sigh, no more lounging around in sweaty workout clohtes its into the shower STAT!.
    Have a great weekend both of you!

  10. glad you are feeling better and that oscar is ok! I just read this and I didn't know why you got the new car!! I was wondering especially right after paying off the other- geez. life is awesome like that sometimes but like you said, all that matters is that O is well!
    so funny, I'm the same way about cars. neil is secretly rooting for my 2004 focus to die. but its paid for, its reliable and it gets me from a to b. that's all I really care about when it comes to cars too! I'd much rather be on my bike! ha!

  11. The mood of the blog post improved with each paragraph, glad that your resolve came through and that you are taking it all in stride. KCCO! Keep calm carry on doesn't just work for ironmans.

  12. Glad everyone is okay and you're feeling better Beth!! You guys are very smart about cars, I wish I had been that smart :) Happy training!!

  13. ah geeze what a hassle with the car but yes, glad no one was hurt. I LOVE my VW. I am on #3. Happy Thanksgiving Beth!