When life takes a turn for the worst
by, 11-22-2008 at 06:06 PM (3453 Views)
The last week or so has been rather nightmarish. One thing after another. Now I'm bracing myself for the next horrible thing to happen.
Last Thursday I was in my first car accident. I was driving on the highway in the pouring rain. I don't remember how fast I was going, definitely no faster than 65, probably more like 55 or 60. Whatever it was, it was too fast. I hydroplaned and swerved onto the median and hit the guardrail head-on. My brother was with me. After awhile, ambulances and firetrucks and cops show up. They ask me if I was in any pain. I told them my back hurt. So they put me on a board and took me to the hospital. As the EMT's were pulling me out of the car, the cop was interrogating me about how fast I was driving and where I was going etc etc. (I ended up getting a ticket for $130 ) We were out in the middle of nowhere, so it was almost an hour before we got to the hospital. Then I was in the ER for another couple of hours before someone could look at me and tell me I was ok (which I already knew) All this time I was strapped to the board. Later, that day we found out that the car was totaled. Oh and we don't have insurance.
Then the next day things get even better. I work as a home health aide. Well, I used to. Friday morning I found out that my patient died. I didn't really know her that well, because she's been unable to talk since I've known her, but still I had developed an affection for her. I'll miss her. And I'll miss working with her family. So now I'm very sad as well as unemployed.
Then a few days later, I drove to the library. It was dark and I was driving my grandfather's huge old pick-up (on account of having totaled the car I usually drive). I guess I didn't realize just how big that truck is; I sideswiped a brand-new Camry as I was trying to park the monster. Put a huge dent in the door. I considered leaving, but I decided to do the right thing. So now I have Camry Guy calling me everyday.
So there you have it. That was my week. I know that eventually I'll get a job and pay for the new car and get Camry Guy off my back. Things will be ok...sometime.