This weekend will be known as "the weekend we threw $1500.00 out the window".
A few weeks ago we had the whole front end of our car repaired for $1500.00 and on Saturday a woman driving too fast slid through a red light and slammed into the front passenger tire/quarter panel making all that work for naught.
Hubs and the Little Man were in the car and THANK GOD no one was injured (and that includes the lady). The Little Man didn't even realize that the accident happened, but the aftermath scared him. Hubs pulled off the rode and when he got out of the car, another car came sliding through the intersection hitting an EMS truck (who just happened to be driving by). The Little Man thought that was a bit much. Then the police showed up and that scared him. And riding in his car seat in the front of the tow truck freaked him out too. The poor child didn't want to sleep by himself that night. And I don't blame him. That's a lot for one 4 year old to take in.
So now I have a "loaner". It's not a good one. It's a stripped down, late model Ford Explorer that has some quirks. Like the doors won't open unless you press the unlock button on the key fob 4 times in a row. And every time I get in the car it says "door ajar". So I have to get out and re shut all the doors. And if you think the light is just broken, it's not. It's serious. And I know this because I decided to ignore it when I went to pick the Little Man up from preschool this afternoon and while driving down the road, the back window flew open. NICE!
So I'm in an insurance company cyclone today. The phone keeps ringing with either our insurance agents office and the claims center of the insurance company. The insurance company of the lady that hit us hasn't called yet. Since they are supposed to pay for all of this, I don't have a good feeling that I'll get my car back soon.
A dairy update: We've given the Little Man dairy each day since the challenge and more hives have popped up. On Saturday I let him have one Stoneyfield Farm yogurt squeezer and then "someone who shall remain nameless" gave him another one. He got a hive on his cheek about 1.5 hours later. Then Sunday he had another yogurt with a hive on his eye brow. And he tried some Sour Cream and Onion Lays Stax and got a 2 hives on his chin. I was all ready to pull the dairy/call the allergist when he had another yogurt this morning with NO hives. So were still on the fence as to whether he's actually outgrown dairy or if his allergy is just lessened and we still need to wait. I'll tell you this though, it's all totally stressed me out.
I've been wanting to start baking my Christmas cookies and making candy, but I don't know if I need to stick dairy free or if I can use butter. So I'm still holding out. I'll probably make a few dairy free batches this week just to be on the safe side.
As of this morning though, I feel sick. I feel something bad coming on. I don't have time to be sick so I'm praying that it will pass. There's too much to do for Christmas to be sick. I have stuff at both schools, Hubs Christmas party (that I don't have anything to wear to yet), Polar Express tickets (that cost an arm and leg so we WILL be using these) and much more. Sickness is not an option.
So now you're updated. If you don't hear from me for a few days then you know the sickness got me. Please keep your fingers crossed that it just keeps moving on by.....