Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rough day

In a nutshell, I was injured in a car accident tonight while taking an alternate route home due to the I-90 construction, and after a harrowing cab ride home from the hospital, I found out my mom has had another heart attack (three small ones in the last two weeks.)

I am a sore from the accident, though my little Ford Ranger seems to have gotten through with a minor scrape or two on the rear fender. The other driver's Accura had a mashed up hood from rear-ending me. What pisses me is that the three guys in the other car were laughing after the accident, that is until the State Trooper showed up. I don't know what was scarier, the accident or the cab ride home. I didn't have anyone to take me home, so I had to take a cab, and it was like an E Ticket ride at Disneyland.

When I got home there were a couple of calls from family stating that my mom was back in the hospital. She has had three minor heart attacks in the last two weeks, and it doesn't look good. I have to arrange some sort of care for her which is hard since she lives far away from me.

Not to sound selfish, but I am worried about how this all will impact my new job, since I am on a 90 day probation as a new employee. What's scary is that I have to deal with all this on my own. That kind of hit me when I was laying in the ER and wondering how I got home, and then it really hit me after I got home at 10:00 PM and talked to my relatives. I am hoping things will turn around, but I won't be blogging for a few days until the dust settles.


Rogelio said...

Sorry to hear on the string of bad news Jim, best wishes and thoughts to have all this to a happy conclusion.

grubinski said...

Chin up, dude. Those guys were probably laughing because they get in lots of wrecks. I used to know something about that when I was younger. Once you've crunched a few cars, it's not a big deal.