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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

When A Car Becomes An Accordion~ Or Why I Haven’t Been Commenting

Please forgive my recent lack of comments. My daughter was involved in a car accident in which her vehicle was totaled. She was not at fault and thankfully received only minor injuries. But given that she is only 22 we are having trouble finding her a rental car. (You generally have to be 25 to rent a vehicle.) So, this means I get to drive from one end of Phoenix to the other (30 minutes in good traffic) to pick her up at her apartment to take her to various medical appointments, etc.

We are also spending a great deal of time looking for a replacement vehicle. While the Fashionista is dreaming of something along the lines of this….

Born to run

We are thinking we can afford this….

In the meantime I have been in bed for the past two days. Whenever my body has decided it has had enough stress the evil doer known as vertigo pops into my brain to give me a wild ride.

Yep, double ugh. I hope to be well soon.

Laura

35 comments :

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW...it's been a little too much "excitment" around your home! Thankful your daughter is alright..
so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling so good!
Sending prayers of healing!
Warmly,
deb

p.s. you still have your humor :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Get better my friend...I get vertico once in a while and I hate it!

cityfarmer said...

oh darlin ... rest rest rest
so glad your family is safe

you are sooooo cute ....
pop over and see Kate's latest fashion WOW

Mildred said...

Hi Laura, I'm very thankful your daughter was not badly injured. I have vertigo often and can sympathize with you. I pray you can get some rest and feel better soon. I enjoyed your cute strawberries in your earlier post. Take care.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter and you too....hope you both are 100% soon :):):)

Joyce's Journey said...

Oh my, Laura! So sorry to hear about your daughters accident. Thankfully the injuries were minor! Hope you feel better soon too!!

Vicki said...

I'm thankful that your daughter was not seriously injured in her accident. Can't wait to see what kind of a car she gets after seeing both ends of the spectrum! Vertigo sucks. Hope your head straightens out soon! (OK, that didn't sound quite right, but I hope you know what I mean :-)

Linda said...

Thinking of you. ♥ Glad that your dear daughter wasn't hurt and hope that things work out quickly for a car remedy. I also have vertigo at times and know how miserable that can be. Take care of you and feel better soon.

Screaming Meme said...

Thank goodness she is okay!!! I know how Phoenix traffic can be...so hard! I lived in Surprise for 3 yrs...take it easy and breathe! Xo, Meme

STW, I love your humor! :) lol ;)

Auntie Em said...

Glad to hear your daughter wasn't badly injured in the accident but it doesn't make any difference to a Momma when her baby has such a close call.
Take care of yourself and hope you are feeling better soon! {{{Hugs}}}

April said...

Rest yourself and know you are missed!

Debby said...

Wow, both of you are having a time. I have vertigo as well. It can be awful. I love your pictures. I would vote for the VW one for sure. Feel better.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Laura,

Sorry to hear about the accident but happy that the beautiful Fashionista was not hurt. Perhaps it would be wiser if she stayed at your home for a week or two to save on gas, time and lower stress? I had a VW bus and a beetle!

Hang on my friend and enjoy the roller coaster we call life.

Love,
Deborah

French Basketeer.com said...

Be well; I'm sending your package off this morning; it will cheer you up!

Mom in High Heels said...

Oh dear! I'm glad to hear that Fashonista wasn't seriously injured. I had a car wreck 3 days after my parents dropped me off at college (not my fault and no injuries) and they too had a terrible time getting me a rental (I was only 18). Also, they were 1200 miles away. What a pain.
I hope your stress level gets better.

Debra said...

So glad your daughter wasn't hurt. A wreck is stressful, no matter what! Take care of yourself, Laura, and take some down time.
xoxo Debra

Karena said...

Oh no Laura I am so, so glad Your daughter is okay!

I hope that YOU are better soon. First I don't know how you made so many strawberry sachets and pin cushions!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

I have a New, very fashionable Giveaway on my site! Come and enter!

Red Rose Alley said...

Laura,
So sorry to hear about your daughter's accident. I know what you mean, the body can only take so much. Those vans made me laugh because that is the van that my som would love to have - he's a surfer. Hope you feel better, and love to your daughter.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jeannine said...

Be well. So glad to hear your daughter is unharmed, generally. It's difficult to find a car that fits style and budget. Good luck.

Little Leslie said...

Gosh, so sorry. I love your accompanying photos.
You crack me up. Hope you feel much better soon.
Leslie

E. Charlotte said...

Oh what an un-fun mess! I'm glad your daughter only had minor injuries. How scary! I hope she can get a vehicle that is affordable, but doesn't require animal assistance! :D Feel better to you too!

Maija said...

Thank God she is ok!!

Sharon Wengel said...

Ugg ! I get Vertigo sometimes , I feel for you !

the cape on the corner said...

eek! so glad your daughter is ok, car accidents are always so scary and shake-inducing! feel better soon.

Lorrie said...

Yikes! So glad that the Fashionista is fine - you have a lot to deal with at the moment. No wonder vertigo hit! Take care, Laura. Hugs and prayers.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

So glad to hear she is fine! Not too fun for you, especially in that heat (I'm luckily out of town). Can you not rent yourself a car and let her drive yours? This is coming from a girl who hates to drive so I'm always trying to get out of it :)
Hope you can get some obviously much needed rest.

BonjourRomance said...

So glad that your daughter is safe! Now you must rest Laura! Will be praying al will be better soon.
Big hug,
Mimi

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Girlfriend,

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter, but relieved to hear she's okay. Please get plenty of fluids and do stay down for a while.....you've been burning the candle at both ends......I can tell!

Love ya'
Meri

Craftymoose Crafts said...

As someone who has been in your daughter's shoes (my car was totaled by a kid in a pick up truck), believe me, I understand. Thank God she was not seriously hurt. Hope you are feeling better soon, too.

Bettyann said...

oh dear..take care of that vertigo...love the pic of the care she could afford lol...

Chris said...

Oops.....sounds like you've had a double dose. We all seem to take our turns. Glad your daughter is not seriously injured and I hope your vertigo clears soon. It's so disorienting!

Mimi said...

HI LAURA,
SO sorry to hear about your Lovely daughter's accident(my Boy cousin and my girl cousin have both recently been in accidents too, my boy cousins accident was real bad, his wife was in ICU for days) so I am nervous to be on the roads anymore. I described my severe jet lag as a vertigo type of feeling, almost like a mild case of the flu, sort of hard to describe unless you have had it I guess. Please take care, Hope she gets a car soon and Feels 100%, Dr. visits are a bit of a pain. Hopefully this accident can be settled pretty easliy, but IF you need a Lawyer, remember our Son works for a Great Law Firm, a small Family office. He is located at I-10 and Chandler Blvd. I know far from you so no worries.
Prayers being said for both of you
hugs,
jamie

Little Leslie said...

Hey jam for strawberry pincushion is awesome. I'm glad you sell them, too.

Jen said...

Oh dear! Unpleasant events seem to come in clusters from time to time. I am so glad your daughter wasn't hurt. I am sure she was plenty shook up though! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Jen

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Laura, I am so sorry about the wreck and about your vertigo. I hope things settle down for you so you can enjoy the rest of your summer!