I debated on whether or not to post this!
I don't like to air my dirty laundry or let people know about my stupid mistakes, but I also don't like the fact that in blog land we sometimes see only the pretty and perfect stuff! I'm sure there's someone else who will benefit from this story; and besides, my family and friends thought I should post this.
At least it will be good for a laugh!!
Today I am keeping it real!!!
we interrupt the previously scheduled post,
which was about our laundry room,
to show you what happened at the Batchelor's home!!
This is my car after I pulled it into the garage the other day.
I have pulled this car into this garage about million times. But this time something happened and the car started to excel,
which is not good,
so I slammed on the breaks.
I'm guessing you can tell I didn't hit the break, I hit the gas.
Next thing I know we,
(my son was in the car with me),
are smashing into the shelves on the garage wall and watching the smoke float off the air bag.
(Yes, the air bag deployed.)
It all happened very quickly. I backed the car up a few feet and we got out. We were pretty much in shock as we surveyed the damage and listened to radiator fluid drip on to the floor creating a giant puddle.
We then walked inside and looked in disbelief at the other side of the garage wall!!
I was not crying yet, I think I was still in shock or disbelief!!
(Notice how the wall cracked right between the picture and star hanging on the wall but didn't knock them off! lol)
Les, had for some odd reason taken off early this day and was on his way home,
(OK it was one of Gods tender mercies that he was off early.)
So we just went and sat outside on the lawn and waited for him to get home.
He got home to find the giant mess I had made, he hugged me, made sure we were OK and then called the insurance company.
I wasn't sure I wanted to post this because the hardest part of this hole ordeal has been myself!!
I have relived this incident over and over, and thought
"If only I had done this or that!!"
I know that's not good to do and a ton of people have already said,
"You can't beat yourself up!"
But it's not that simple to just turn your mind off!!
Each day I have done better and better!! Since day one I have poked fun of myself and laughed a lot!!! One minute I laugh at it and the other I cry. It's been about a week and my I'm now done second guessing myself and I'm feeling better.
I also have learned how wonderful my husband is!! He has never made me feel stupid or dumb through this whole thing. Or asked why? I have apologized about 50 times and he just keeps saying,
"No need to apologize. It was just and accident. I could have done it just as easily as you!!"
He is super amazing!!
This experience is actually helped me focus on what I do have. I guess you could say it's an exercise in gratitude. I am thankful my Heavenly Father is watching over us.
We have already started fixing the wall, and it's not as bad as it looks. The car how ever is still being haggled over with the insurance company!!
Wish us luck!!
So needless to say, we will have started a new project!!
Not by choice!!
I will keep you posted!!
Thanks for stopping by!!