Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We had another awesome vacation visiting with Hubby's family. Nanna and Papaw spoiled the kids rotten. We played at the lake on their Sea-doo. We picnicked at the creek with Nana and Hubby impressed Peanut with his stone-skipping skills. Hubby and I were able to go on a date while the granparents watched they boys.

The familly drama goes on. Youngest SIL was convicted on her DUI charges and has a conditional license for a year. She can only drive her vehicle with an installed breathalyzer. The problem: she works for DOT and must drive state vehicles. Somehow, medical leave for knee surgery coincided with the whole mess and she is allowed up to 1 year of leave to recover. Meanwhile, she's not wearing her knee brace and is either going to eff it up even more or will be accused of falsely taking leave.

We had a weekend visit with Mom that went surprisingly well. She may go onto discharge status next month and is hoping to return to the mental health ALF she stayed at several years back. I'm all for it. She's made some mention of wanting to eventually return to her mobile home. No longer an option, IMHO.

Mom and I were nearly hit by a careless/reckless driver during the visit. We all were out for a walk and crossing the intersection at the end of our street (it's dangerous - the street curves right before the stop sign, so there's a bit of a blind spot and people fly through and run the stop sign all the time). Hubby had gotten across with the stroller and Mom and I were right in the middle of the intersection as a car came flying around, the driver on his cell. I grabbed her and stopped - we didn't know which way to go. Hubby yelled and the guy swerved as he noticed us. Hubby shined his flashlight at the car and yelled for the guy to stop. He cruised through the intersection, with Mom and me still in the middle of the road. Hubby and I both got a good look at the driver and his tag #. Hubby ran it as soon as we got home, got the driver's info and had an on-duty coworker issue a citation for running the stop sign. Of course, the dude said he's going to fight it in court. When the cop explained that he had nearly hit pedestrians and was told to stop he came up with a story about being scared because Hubby was yelling and shining a light at him. That still doesn't make his reckless driving right.

It'll be interesting if it goes to court. I think the driver will be very surprised when Hubby testifies as a witness.

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