And I'm not talking about the good kind of books that we read and love. This week was one that about caused me to lose my mind. I know I always say things like that, and I know I tend to get on here and complain. But this is what is going on in my life, and I've gotta share.
Bear in mind that Thursday we left for Savannah for spring break. Which is good! And I'll get to that. But Monday through Wednesday was enough. LOL.
One of our cats got sick...upper respiratory infection, so vet appointment and meds and cash. It's always fun giving cats meds! On this same day, my daughter's school went on lockdown because of an armed suspect nearby, at the same time as a violent storm blew through, at the same time that my son had to get to a volleyball game. The pool broke (specifically the thing that makes salt into chlorine), and I couldn't figure out how to fix it, so I had to do some emergency stuff to it to keep it from getting green while we were gone. We had a follow-up appointment for my son and his tests, and it was determined that he is allergic to cow's milk. Now, he doesn't drink milk or eat yogurt, mayo or sour cream, so this basically affects his intake of cheese, Italian food, butter and chocolate. It bums him out but is much better than a gluten intolerance. We had a bit of insanity, though, in his trying to get caught up with schoolwork before spring break, as he has missed so much throughout this ordeal. I also worked the Adult Literacy League's fundraiser "Reading Between the Wines". I was lucky to get there, dressed, with my lipstick on, but it was successful and it was enjoyable to hear Stuart Woods speak.
This all happened Monday through Wednesday. However, the ultimate thing that completely freaked me out happened Tuesday night. A car was driving aggressively on our street, passed another car, clipped it but kept driving, lost control and hit our wall at the entrance to our driveway. It flipped over on its side, and the two occupants had to be removed through the roof of the car with the jaws of life. Both people ended up dying...a terrible thing. The story now is that the man (the driver) was having complications from a colonoscopy and was driving himself to the hospital (his wife was with him but couldn't drive at night). I ran out when I saw the emergency vehicles, and it was a sight that I'll never forget. I didn't sleep well for a couple of nights. Now I have to figure out how to get our brick wall fixed. Here is a picture from one of the news stations.
ANYWAY, when these things happen, you have to count your blessings, right? Suffice it to say, I couldn't get out of town fast enough. I was starting to get heart palpitations.
We love Savannah. My husband and I have visited before, but the kids have never been. As always, we explore on foot. It is the best way to really get a feel for a place. We've probably walked 30 miles since we arrived (yesterday alone we hit nearly 30,000 steps). We've had a lot of rain, but whatever. It is all about the historic houses, the food, the ghosts, and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" landmarks.
We have rented a house while we are here, with a pull-down movie screen in the living room, so we've been catching up on our Game of Thrones (one more episode to finish Season 3)! We did a ghost tour last night, and this morning we are going to attend Easter service at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia. Tomorrow we will head out for a few days to Sea Island.
So. I'm halfway through "The Expats"! I'll get there eventually. And I listened to a little more of "The Iron Curtain" on audio. After being blown away by Wally Lamb's "We Are Water" on audio, this non-fiction audio filled with facts about Europe post-WWII is tough. My husband is listening to it in his car at the same time, so it is fun to get his reaction since he and his family lived through Soviet occupation.
Hope you all have a blessed Easter!