Today did not turn out quite the way I had planned. I needed the car, so I was up at the crack of dawn to drive hubby to work by 7:30am. On the way to work, we realized we forgot to let the dog out - and DH didn't bring a lunch - crap! I drop him off and baaaaack to the house I go to let Lucy out and pack him a lunch. I made Turkey soup last night, so I put some in a container, grabbed a spoon and out the door I ran. I ran back to the Superstore to get prescriptions filled, then up to Walmart to pick up some odds n' ends and munchies for tonight. Bank machine to pay bills, Dollar Store to grab more containers, then back to DH's work with his soup - DAMN! He doesn't have a microwave!! Grrrr! No big - I tell him I'll bring something back to him and at 10:20am I was feeding a meter behind the library so that I could scoot into the office and unpack the last few boxes of my stuff. My twonie bought me till 11:50 so I had to hurry! I was doing pretty good, but DH called at 11:15 to see when I'd be bringing his lunch - crap! he wanted something from harveys! No big - it's on Regent, and so am I...cept...you can only turn into Harveys if you're coming DOWN Regent - so...I have to drive a loop around the city to get to Harveys! I'm running late, but at 11:45, I was pulling out of the Library onto Queen. The light was red, but I can turn right anyway - cept there's a guy at the cross walk and even though he doesn't have the walk light - I don't trust pedestrians!! People behind me are now honking, and the guy looks over and waves me on - thanks buddy! Drive drive drive...I make it to Harveys. Dooooown Regent to the "River Loop" to hit Smythe. Yay for me! When I get to Smythe, the light is green and I have the arrow to turn left onto Brunswick. There's a huge SUV in the center lane, but I still have the light. I slow down to about 30km/hr and just as I cross the line into the intersection - BAM!!!! A guy walks out in front of my car!!! I HIT A FREAKIN PEDESTRIAN!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! My windshield looks like it was hit with a baseball bat and I've got visions of a white blanket laying on the road, but the freakin guy rolls off the hood of my car, and immediately jumps to my window to ask ME if I'm ok?! WTF?! I hit HIM with MY car, and HE is asking ME if I'M OK?! I was totally shaken, so I had to pull through the intersection, but couldn't see a darn thing through the windshield, and glass bits were falling in on me!! Just as I pulled into the Budget parking lot - 2 GQ looking guys in a dark car get out and come to my window. (Undercover cops from the criminal investigation unit!! Oh gawd! ) They called a cruiser and an ambulance and then a witness shows up to confirm that it would have been like hitting a deer cuz he was out in front of me and I had absolutely no time to react!! (Thank you stranger man!!) The guy I hit refused treatment (???) and claims he's absolutely fine!! But I got to spend the next 2 hours in a tow truck, going to the shop, picking up a rental and all kinds of other insurance related crap!! >:( AND even though it isn't my fault, I'll still have to pay a $250. deductable!! :( Which sucks cuz this is not a good time for that! :( Anyway, my windshield is shattered, there's a dent and a huge scuff accross my hood, but nobody was hurt (Thank you God!) and I have a rental...which is cleaner then anything else I would have been driving otherwise! lol
I guess I am closing out 2009 with one helluva bang!! I can honestly say...I would have rather beem baking!!
Happy New Year!!