This afternoon, Kiwi will go identify the truck that hit her head on and could have easily claimed her life. They also want her boyfriend to come along because he got a look at the guy that was driving. They called me yesterday morning to give me an update of what’s going on. There had been rumors floating around that they caught the guy in town over the weekend. I asked the lieutenant if this was so. He said that actually, after he spoke with me Monday morning and I told him more info that the original officer did not get…he shared that info with other officers. One of them said they were sure they knew where the truck was, so they went to the guy’s house. The truck wasn’t there so they went to his job. It wasn’t there either, but the guy was standing outside. They asked where his truck is, he said it’s broke down. They asked who was driving it Saturday night, again, nobody…it’s broke down. They told him what he’s facing and asked again where’s his truck. He reluctantly told them. The officers had taken pics of Kiwi’s car and compared them to the damage on the truck, it was consistent. They got a search warrant and got the truck. It’s now sitting at the wrecker place right next to Kiwi’s. I talked to the wrecker company owner yesterday. He also said everything matches up. The cops also told me that what the guy did is a felony. I want him to go to jail for what he did, but I’m also hoping he has insurance. It’s a waiting game now, I hope it all turns out to be good from here on out.
Last week I was in Houston for most of the week, I came back Friday afternoon. Even though I was working, I had an awesome time. I worked Saturday morning, went to our local Ducks Unlimited banquet and won nothing. That night, I got a call from work. Apparently, we had lots of things go wrong that night and the closing manager wanted me to be aware of what had happened. Not even an hour later, I got a call from SO. I was in the living room with Tater watching Ghostbusters. The home phone rang and she answered, it was her dad. She talked to him for a minute and then told me her dad wanted to talk to me. I took the phone and he told me that he had tried to call me on my cell. He said Kiwi had been in an accident, a phone call I’ve never wanted. He told me to stay calm, that she was ok but she was headed to the hospital in an ambulance and I needed to call her. He asked me to call him back and let him know what was going on. I called Kiwi, she was crying. She told me what hospital they were taking her to and I told her I was on my way.
I called my parents and told them to meet me at the hospital. We beat the ambulance there, the wait was horrible. Not knowing what kind of shape she was in. Turns out, her boyfriend had called and asked her to pick him up. Apparently his dad and girlfriend were fighting again and he didn’t want to be around them. So, he had my daughter leave her best friend’s house and go pick up his wimpy ass. She took him to a small city right outside of town. She was sitting at the only red light in town and started turning left on a protected green light. The next thing she knew, she saw headlights coming straight at her. Some guy in an extended cab truck with a cattle-guard on the front ran the light and hit her head on. The impact knocked her car backwards and she spun a couple of times. The guy that hit her fled the scene. Luckily, it happened right in front of a gas station and several people saw it happen.
Today we’ve been dealing with the insurance company. The hospital has already called. The police department called today and asked her to come down on Thursday, they said they have a suspect and want her to see if she can identify the truck. Her car is completely totalled. She got away with 1st and 2nd degree burns from the seatbelt and airbag. The first thing she told me was that her car was totalled. I told her not to worry about that, what’s important is that she’s ok. It could have been so much worse.
So, make sure you hug the ones you love. You never know what tomorrow might bring.
Last night I took Tater to the circus. Yesterday morning when I took her to school, they were setting up on the campus. She was really excited, I thought that was a good way for us to hang out before I left today. This week will be a real test for my kids. I won’t be back until Friday morning and my parents are going out-of-town until Saturday. I’m gonna worry about them like crazy, but SO is only 20 miles away and will check on them for me.
My son has had a rough past couple of months. First, a friend of his was killed by a drunk driver in New Mexico while trying to help someone who got their car stuck in the snow. Then two days later a former best friend of his was killed in an alcohol-related wreck. A couple of weeks later there was the unknown guy that died in their apartment from the mixture of drugs and alcohol. Now, early Sunday morning another of his friends was killed in an alcohol-related wreck. I know there was one or two more kids recently that lost their lives and even more in the past several months, but these were the ones that my son knew. My son also lost two friends from school within the past couple of years. One was drinking and driving and was killed; the other was drinking at a party, fell asleep and choked on his own vomit. The latter one I mentioned was working for me at the time. Two weeks before that, one of my other cashiers was killed being the DD for someone drunk and she was still learning to drive. So many of these kids don’t recognize that drinking while driving is one of the worst choices they can make. I’m hoping our community doesn’t have to suffer any more loss for a long time.
Well, time for me to sign off til Friday. I’ve got to go grocery shopping before I go and then leave the kids some extra money. Ya’ll have a great week 🙂
There are times when I feel neglected, when I feel that I shouldn’t have to be making as much of an effort as I do. That an effort should be made for me too. That someone should want to make the effort to see me like I do for them. This is one of those times…Why is it that once men become comfortable with me, it feels like they quit trying as much? Don’t I deserve to be made a big deal out of? Is this what I always have to look forward to? Someone becoming content with where they’re at with me and not feeling that they have to try as much? Or is this jsut one of my insecurities coming through? I’m not at all high maintenance, I’m not demanding. I go with the flow and I rarely complain. Little things go a long way with me.
But I don’t feel that I should always be the one making arrangements to see one another. I almost feel like I’m intruding in someone else’s life. It’s been a little over a week since I’ve been over. In less than two days, I’m going out-of-town for almost the entire week. I had tonight and tomorrow night free. Was anything suggested that we see each other? No. Am I making too big of a deal out of this? I, jsut for once, want to feel that I’m needed…that I’m necessary in someone’s life. To be told at least every once in a while that I matter to them, that they miss me, that I make some sort of difference in their life, that I help to make their life better. Not to feel that I’m jsut a fixture in their life. Don’t get me wrong, I hear these things plenty. But what are his actions saying?
Tuesday I go to Houston and I’ll be gone til Friday. He’ll be on call all weekend, which leaves anything else (me) out. I know my job takes up some of my time in my life. It’s not often that I have to drop what I’m doing to run to the store. But it’s not unusual that I get a call when I’m off or on vacation,something concerning work. But I don’t mind. It’s my career, it’s my lively hood and I’m not about to step back from it. I want to move up from where I’m at. And I don’t want to have to depend on anyone other than myself. And I’m rambling. My job isn’t the problem. I want to feel important to someone. I want to feel that I’m worth them making the fucking effort for me. Why aren’t I worth someone coming to see or making the arrangements? Ugh! Basically, I feel that he’s lost his momentum. Maybe he’s plateaued. If this is a rut it’s all heading into, at least this time I recognize it. In the meantime, I’m not going to call and ask if I can come over. I’m not going to call to make sure his day is going fine. For now, I think I’m jsut going to make myself scarce and see what happens…I’m jsut tired of being let down.
In case you didn’t get my email, happy birthday 🙂
Next week I go to Houston. We’re opening up a new store, well relocating it to a much, much bigger location. I volunteered to go help run the old store while their managers are in training. This will be the first time ever that I’ll work in the Houston market. The people there are a different breed and even though, in my small town, we do pretty good..the business they do is enormous. I’m really excited. We’ll also be opening a new store in our district later this year. Yesterday I volunteered to go work in their hiring trailer.
I can’t seem to get caught up on my sleep. Also, someone still wants to see me.
It’s getting close to me having to mow the yard again. Bleah. It makes me tired jsut thinkin about it! Anywho…time to go walk the dogs 🙂
Today is a happy day for me. I’m completely caught up on my bills. For a while there, I was really stressing about it. I hate being behind, there’s nothing worse than that. Ok, there’s a lot worse but you know what I mean. Anyway, I was behind on my house note. I was really sweating that one. But, I pulled myself out of it on my own with getting help from no-one. 🙂 It’s a good feeling!
Today I got on fb for the first time in a couple of days. About once a week I do a search on SHB to see if she’s changed her name on there yet. Today, I found that she changed her name on there to OUR name. I was pissed, but wasn’t surprised. I texted SO to tell him. He immediately called me and said….WHAT?? I told him that this means when her divorce goes through, she’ll be wanting to change her name back to ours. He’s worried that this will cause problems for us, he’s afraid I’ll get that upset. I told him that I know she’s not going to go away. She still calls his friends wanting them to do things for her. I told him the thing that will cause problems if he talks to her, if he accepts her calls. If he does that, she’ll think there’s still a chance. He’s also afraid that if she is allowed to change it back, when she applies for credit…he’ll be getting crap mail with her name on it. Why? Because our last name isn’t that common at all, especially in Texas. I told him that when his parents moved to San Antonio, I got mail for them and that was after we got a divorce. I also told him that when I’ve pulled up my credit report, it shows his parents old address in San Antonio as me having lived there. He doesn’t want her getting any of his mail or vice versa. She’s such an idiot and a freaking psycho. I really hate her, and I don’t hate anybody, but I hate her. SO’s gonna go see his attorney tomorrow and find out if SHB has any legal rights to change her name back to ours. She never had any kids with him, she has no ties to him. Bitch! Gawd I hate her!