Thursday, September 28, 2006

Heck of a day

Yeah, One of those terrible days, actually almost a week. I kindda suspected something was going to happen when I tried to do "Jot/diya" on Sunday morning and I wouldn’t lit up after 20 tries with lighter then another 20 tries with gas flame. On Monday I was doing puja & there were bad bad thoughts in my mind. Tried to shook them off but didn’t work.. I ate around 2:30 and right after eating I felt yuck & felt like throwing up badly. I called hubby to come upstairs cuz I thought I was going to pass out. Within 10 minutes I was a bit ok. He went back & came back in 15 minutes cuz It was time to pick A from school. He said you want me to go but I thought I will go cuz A feels happy to see me there.. not that he won’t feel happy to see hubby but I think after the long day I want to see him ASAP.

I started driving and felt terrible. Thought of calling hubby then I thought its just my mind since I was feeling scared thinking of whatever was going on since Sunday morning. Then I put a brave face & went anyway. Picked up my son, got back home safely (1 hr. drive), parallel park the car & was about to get out and thought the car was too close to the front car. Tried to back up a bit & instead of “reverse” it was on “drive”. I saw it going into the car ahead of me & tried to hit the break but panicked & put the foot on gas *sigh*.. Well it hit the car as hard as it could & it was rav4 in front of me. Since I hit the tire on the back it damaged the trunk floor of the car too. Felt terrible & shaky. Called hubby & told him to come down.

Well estimate of the damage is almost $4000. I am feeling soooo bad but hubby is keeping cool. I don’t know how he does it but he is one cool guy. If it were one of my side family people, they would’ve been freaking out right now. I was afraid to touch the car still I drove A to school yesterday & today. Went to drop off the car that we got for the neighbor to use. Felt shaky, still did it. I know if I was feeling that way I shouldn’t drive but with kids in the car Im always afraid of these things. I check 10 times before I put my foot on the gas or break, car in reverse or drive, but that one time really messed up everything.

Still I thank God that nothing happed to A who was in the car with me but now I will be scared for a long time.
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I remember a story where 2 angels came to earth & went to rich person asking for a room to spend a night. He gave them the unfinished cold basement, didn’t ask them for food. There was a hole in the wall & before leaving those 2 angels fixed the hole. Next day they went to a poor farmer guy with the same request. Poor guy gave them their food, their bed. In the morning they found their one & only bull dead in the field.

Younger angel felt really sad & asked the other angel about the whole thing. He asked the other angel that the rich guy was bad to them still they did good for him & fixed his hole in the wall & this poor farmer was so good to them & still he didn’t save his bull. The older angel smiled & said “things are not always like how they seem”. There was a treasure inside that hole & if the rich guy had gotten fixed he would’ve known. So we fixed his hole in the wall. And last night angel of death came to take farmer’s wife but I told him to take the bull instead.

Now even though the damage is a lot still Im glad the money is going on car repair instead of any human repair that would’ve been in the other car or one of us.

15 comments:

Keshi said...

hey thats terrible. But it happens. U wudnt believe it the same thing happened to me when I first got my car!

**Tried to back up a bit & instead of “reverse” it was on “drive”.

DID THAT lol! And no matter how good a driver u r, sometimes u just make silly mistakes. I was shaken and altho I didnt hit anybody else's car (I hit a wall), my car had abt $300 of repairs. Im sorry u had to cop a huge amount...well this will make sur eu check ur gears next time - cos I do that very carefully now.

TC babez and take it easy!
Keshi.

Has to be me said...

Oopsy! Thats quick a heck of a day indeed! I also used to be damn scared driving & then started doing quite fine. But just recently, I messed with my hubbys BMW & he was quite mad tho he didnt say much! When hubby isnt using his car I like to drive his BMW than my Rav 4, just for a change & also cos his BMW is manual whereas mine is automatic. Just I was taking his car out of the parking lot, somehow I brushed it past the parking pole as it was too close. Actually I was trying to avoid something the other side & didnt pay attn to the pole. And phew! it was scrated in the side. :((((( Tho there isnt much damage to the car apart from the external appearance this is costing abt $1500. Sigh!

The Inquisitive Akka said...

I am still terrified about driving!Technically I know all the moves but traffic just freaks me out.
I hope you are feeling much better now!!!Take care!

@ said...

I am so glad you're ok and even more glad that you're taking it in the right spirit. Your husband is kind :) Take care of yourself!

Twisted DNA said...

Ah shucks. It really sucks when such accidents happen. Just once second, one second of lapse would leave us like that. But glad that everybody in the cars are safe.

It's great that your hubby kept the cool. At least one in the family has to be like that.

Take it easy. Don't be too hard on yourself. These things happen. Everybody is bound to make accidents. Be glad that yours is so minor :)

Shilpa said...

hey that sounds horrible, but i'm glad everyone is safe. and don't let the $4,000 trip you out.

rads said...

ouch, ive done something similar before, hitting the wrong pedal. As long as you and the kid are doing fine, it's all good. Husbands are usually nice in such cases. They look at the bigger picture I suppose :)

Read my blog for some smaller laughs. I had a clumsy day too. TD sent me here...

Sush said...

aaaaaaaaaawwwww.... glad that everyone is safe and that is really a cool way for your husband to handle. I am really really happy that there was no harm to anyone and please dont be harsh on yourself.... aisey kabhi kabhi hota hai...

Kalpana said...

Good that you both are safe. I too feel the same things when I lit diya that anything might happen. The whole day will go in a different mood. It might just be a sign of warning from the angels to just be careful. And your husband is really a cool guy.

Tanushree said...

everything has a reason behind it.. and god bless you and ur family...

@ said...

Mo2 - hope you're doing better now.

You've been tagged - pls pick it up!!

Foodie's Hope said...

I am sorry abt your accident! I have been driving for 14 yrs, sofar so good!My 15yrs daughter just started driving with us, NOOO!!!:)))My heart is in my mouth!!

Nice angel story, kids are enjoying the farm, I see! Next time trust your sixth sense and let the hubby take care of things!!

Have a nice day!!REALLY!! :))

mommyof2 said...

Thanks all for your comments. They really mean so much to me. I am driving A to school but in the evenings I feel scared to drive as I come home & see neighbor’s car (the one I hit) parked there. I feel like Im gonna hit it again:-( I know its silly but I hope I will all be better soon. Hubby think I drive too carefully & there are more chances to do accident that way And I should drive wild, well not wild but close to that.. sigh* according to him if you drive rough(speed) , you know(in mind) how to take care in the situation of accident & avoid it. I don’t think I will even do that so I stick to necessary driving & rest of the time he can drive.

And Iis weird that I don't feel that scared Im alone in the car but with kids I am very scared.

Foodie’s hope: I drive with a big lump in my throat too & I believe its my heart:-)

K’s mom: Thanks for the tag. Will post by tomorrow, once I pick up 9 top weird things of me;-)

noon said...

Yes, it is always a relief when no one gets hurts even though such incidents just shake you up when it happens. It happened to me couple of months back when I was walking my baby in a stroller and the woman coming out of her apt complex didn't look to the right to see I was crossing the side walk and came and hit me. I fell in the middle lane and my baby (thank heavens I still used to buckle him up in the car seat while taking him for a walk also) fell on the road but since he was buckled up he was safe. I shudder to think of what might have happened had she accelerated even abit more or if it was peak traffic time. But thank god for such big mercies - somehow you feel there is something protecting you and your child. Touch wood!

kuchchoo said...

I am glad you and A is all well,i did almost same thing 2 yrs ago,and that time I was leatning driving...after that didnt touch the car for few months..and now whenever I drive with shiv I am scared(i stick to only necessary driving like you and rest leave it to hubby)...
take care....