Friday, April 24, 2009
Dog-sitting and the past few weeks
Our friend's Shiba Inu had a tendency to stare at me, clearly wanting something that I can't figure out. He came and sat, looking at me for what seemed like forever. I pet him for a half hour, tried to give him treats, food, let him outside, toys, anything. But he just seemed interested in looking at me for a while. I think he misses his mom.
And, on another note, the past month has been crazy hectic because we have finally sold our old house! Yay! But it's been a bittersweet experience. First, the housing market has been so bad for sellers that we did not sell fast, or for what the house was worth. Second, the people who finally signed a contract to buy the house put us through a roller coaster ride of lies and manipulation that has stressed the two of us out for an entire month. But, everything finally went through, and the house is officially sold, money in the bank, and we never have to think about it again! We still hate the new owners' realtor (and the new owners for that matter) for costing us an extra month of house bills, but ultimately it is an incredible weight lifted off our shoulders.
And, to make matters even worse, I managed to hydroplane the car off of the highway on Saturday while driving to work. I entered an extreme downpour while going to fast and hit a river of water (Texas highways are not very well-graded). Even with all-wheel-drive I could not get a grip on the road and had to just sit still in the vehicle until it stopped moving. Luckily, everything is okay, the baby is fine, I didn't even get jostled in the vehicle. I just managed to spin around on the road, then slide off the highway, across the access road, and into a curb which stopped the vehicle. It's amazing, and a blessing, that I didn't hit another vehicle. But I did hit a small traffic sign that shattered the passenger side window, side mirror, dented the door, and busted a tire. After I exited the vehicle, I was that another car had hydroplaned in the exact same spot, but he hit a wall (and I found out that he didn't even see me go off the road). The car is now in the shop, for a long time, but it will be like new when it comes out - with no hail damage!
It's been a crazy few weeks!