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Getting ready for the cold. I have to drive back for staples removal.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DH will have the staples removed tomorrow, I am hoping there is no ice between us and the garage.
I have decided if there is I am going to put my runner from the Kitchen outside to cover the ice. The runner is in front of the atrium door leading to the pool area. When the grands or friends come they usually open that door and they drip on the runner. I can just lift it up and walk across the deck it is the 10 feet or so to the garage that bothers me.

Cold is no problem but I will start the engine so DH can get in to a warm vehicle when he shivers it is really painful in his incision. Our small development has not been well plowed and no sand either. Money issues of course in the city.

To get to the highway which I feel confident will be cleared we have to drive over the equivalent of an ice rink. The sun shone on it today and it was like a mirror. I hope they will sand for the school buses but there may not be any school, we shall see. There are 5 stop signs so stop and start and we can not stop or start without skidding. We have lived here over 40 years so we are quite used to it but as it gets bigger there are more stop signs people just ignore,

I was sitting at the one before the highway and I saw a car with blinking light and I knew it was too fast so I stopped a long way back from the highway. The car skidded across the road and hit the front of my car it crumbled but the air bag did not deploy.

A young woman got out and she said she was sorry, then she said I should move my car but I said no way I have called the police. She moved her car but I would not. I began to shake I had been on my way to the hospital for a colonoscopy so the shock and no food was really a challenge.
The police arrived and he came over to my car, I was shaking and the other woman was fussing. The policeman said I should go to the hospital I explained I had an appointment there already. He said I should wait for an ambulance but I had fasted and I was going to my appointment.
I went and I had an escort it is only 5 minutes to the hospital. I went and had my colonoscopy. DH had to work so he was going to take me home when he was called and then back to work. It worked out fine.
I had to go to the police station afterwards to write my report.

The Woman who crashed in to me was the wife of COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE and his wife had not been quite honest. She said I was at the stop sign and she skidded in to me on the ice.
She was going way too fast, she never mentioned that.

I went home and brought my camera and I photographed the red and amber plastic from my lights. I had a tape measure and we photographed it stretching from the stop sign to almost 50 feet back from the sign.

I took it to the police and showed them the pictures they came back to the scene. The plastic was still in the ice at the side of the road. The pictures verified my story and the policeman who wanted to send me in the ambulance said the lady said I backed up. NO WAY!
Some days you have to cover your rear and that day I did it well.
I had no points on my insurance or license and their insurance paid for our damages.
I no longer leave by that route, I have been there done that and avoid that corner in the winter months.
DH is really anxious to get the staples out and have them look at his incision, am too. We made the appointment for afternoon so we will have the road well traveled and back home in daylight.
Another adventure for DH and I
HUGS Pat in cold Maine.
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  • TERRI289
    You are one smart cookie!!! Glad that you didn't get hurt!! emoticon
    1824 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    I hope that You had a Super Safe Round Trip today. And all went well at Fred Doctor Appointment. Hope That You had No Ice or Snow and that the Roads were Clear for You Too. You are in My Thoughts and Prayers. God Blessings to the Both of You. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1824 days ago
    Pat, your mind works wonders. I would have never thought of doing those things with an accident. Pray for good weather and dry roads for your trip tomorrow. Take care. HUGS, Terry
    1824 days ago
    Hope all went well today. Ice is so scary and dangerous. Hope things weren't too bad and that you got there and back safe. Good idea about putting the runner down.

    Stay safe and warm!!!

    Extra emoticon for you and Fred.

    Mary Anne
    1824 days ago
    I hope all went well! emoticon
    1824 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Like sands through the hourglass,,,,,
    Life is a job!
    1824 days ago
    sad that people in power and their friends are so corrupt power corrupts period and that is so sad..hope the trip was a good one for you
    the lady mary

    1824 days ago
  • POOHGIRL1970
    I hope the roads were good for you! Sad that there are dishonest people, but glad you were ok and all ended well!
    1824 days ago
    From your feed, it looks like all went well! emoticon
    1824 days ago
    If the roads are too bad don't risk it. You can ask the doctor if your neighbor who is the nurse can get a set of staple removers and take them out for you. Nurses do it all the time. She can examine the wound and look for problems. Redress it if it needs it.
    1824 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Hope everything went well today Pat! Big emoticon to both you and DH!
    1824 days ago
    Hope you have a safe trip. Fred will feel so much better after the staples are taken out, less restriction of movement. emoticon
    1825 days ago
    Aww, Pat, I am so sorry about your fender bender woes. This winter weather can be so awful. What a terrible experience, especially with going for tests and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope today goes better with the staple removal.
    1825 days ago
    HUGS to both of you and prayers for a safe journey. You have things well thought out and planned, so you can handle whatever comes up. Glad DH gets his staples out today. That should help him feel a little more comfortable. At least I did when I had my staples removed after my knee replacement.

    HUGS and prayers.
    1825 days ago
    Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and the roads will be clear. I hate winter driving, too! I once slid on black ice and it was very scary....I spun around and around and I was going very slow...My ex had the same experience as yours. He was at an intersection at the bottom of an icy hill, and a woman who was driving too fast hit him as he was trying to leave the intersection...she hit him into the other side of the street...lots of damage to his car, and blamed him for going too slow because she said she was going the speed limit...45! The police officer kept trying to explain to her about the road conditions and she kept repeating the speed limit and how she wasn't speeding. Some people should not be allowed to drive! Hope all goes well! emoticon emoticon
    1825 days ago
    Have a safe trip!! Getting the staples out will help make him feel better!!!
    1825 days ago
    Have a safe trip.
    1825 days ago
  • ANNIE924
    I also hope you have a safe trip. It is so cold here this morning that the schools are closed.

    I'm sure having the staples out will be fine. Will the put strips on the incision after? That's what they did with me.

    What a story about your accident at the stop sign. It's always amazing to me when others won't step up and take responsibility for their own actions.

    Looking forward to a your report on your trip today.

    Take care.

    1825 days ago
    hope it works out well for you all the best
    1825 days ago
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    1825 days ago
  • KATHY024
    Hopefully you won't meet up with any dishonest people out driving tomorrow. You really did cover your back with all the pics. Good thinking!

    A bit of stinging or ache seems to be normal in the incision while it's healing. I had that too. Now it will only makes itself known if I really over do.

    The first times I was allowed to shower after the incision healed I took my walking right in there with me. I was so afraid of falling. Never caused any damage to the walker. After about a week of that I felt more in control and showered normally. It felt so good to be able to get all wet instead of the "bird baths".
    1825 days ago
    Have a safe journey and a good report from the Dr.

    Safe home........ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1825 days ago
    1825 days ago
    Hope you have a safe trip...keep us posted.
    1825 days ago
    Stay safe. More prayers for you both!!
    1825 days ago
    Thinking of you tomorrow. I hope that there is
    no ice and that you have a god drive there. I'm
    glad you were able to prove the other lady was at
    fault that time you went for your colonoscopy.
    Here's hoping all goes well for you.
    The runner sounds like a good idea. emoticon
    1825 days ago
    I hope all goes well tomorrow at the appointment.
    1825 days ago
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