Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


The Good…



I graduated on Sunday (yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!) Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Religious Studies.
My SO and her mom, and my best friend J. attended the festivities, and I managed not to trip and/or have my hat blow off when it was my turn to walk across the big stage.
The weather was beautiful and a good time was had by all!

The Bad…



On the way home from dropping my mother-in-law at the airport yesterday, we ran into the rain/wind/lightning storm from Hell, and while stopped in traffic on I84 our trusty Subaru was rear ended by the car behind us.
The guy gave us a pretty nasty jolt (my knees hit the dashboard even with the seatbelt on) but our Forester lived up to its stellar crash-test ratings. The rear bumper absorbed the impact with only minor denting/separation. The guy who hit us, however, had the whole front of his car mashed and had to call a tow truck.
Score it:
Subaru - 1
Hyundai - 0

Now we get to spend today dealing with insurance companies and the auto body shop.
Oh joy.

The Ugly…



Soon after arriving home with our nerves still on edge from the accident, we discovered that our living room ceiling IS STILL LEAKING despite having roofers here every day for the past three weeks. In fact, the leak has gotten worse. The roofers spent a week-and-a-half tearing off and replacing the entire roof on the leak side of the house, and last week they moved to the opposite side of the house, so we naturally assumed "problem solved"….uh uh…the roof on our 1850's Victorian farm house has more nooks and crannies than an English muffin (a really big Victorian English muffin) and the rain is obviously winding its way through a cranny that the roofers have overlooked.
In the meantime, we have Niagara Falls in the living room, the power was off all day so the food in the refrigerator is suspect, and we're without a car until at least Monday.
Hello Enterprise? We'd like to rent an Ark.
Do you have one that looks like a Ferrari?

4 comments:

Eileen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

(Noise makers and streamers abound!)

Cecilia said...

((MoCat)), YAY!!!! I am so happy for you.

Not so much for the car and the roof.

But YOU! You rock. Congrats. Bright blessings.

Pax, C.

Caminante said...

Congrats on your stellar accomplishments. Sorry about the car (but glad you seem to be OK?), and the roof, well, that's just nasty (btdt).

SassyFemme said...

Just realized I never commented on this, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Glad y'all were okay with the car thing. The roof, ugh! Hope it gets fixed right this time.