"....I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." ~James 10:10~

Friday, June 25, 2010

{As crazy as it sounds, I'm not making this up!}

Well Folks,

Yesterday was quite possibly one of the worst days I've had in QUITE some time. Although I try to consider everyday a blessing (because it is) I really struggled yesterday to keep my composure throughout the day's unfolding events...

And here's why...

I got to work yesterday and my car just WOULD NOT turn off! Weird? Yes, I know. I had to call Travis to come by my office and he finally got it turned off. This had happened a couple times before but hadn't happened recently so we thought the problem may have fixed itself. We were wrong. Obviously.

Then I had the awesome privledge of picking Makayla up at daycare which was the highlight of this trying day. I was so happy to be getting my little neice, ran in daycare, grabbed her up in a big hug and kiss, buckled her in, and went home. Well...wouldn't you know that my car wouldn't turn off when I pulled into my driveway. Ahh! I had very few options considering I had a hot little baby in the back seat so I just left the car running and took Makayla inside. Travis was at work and couldn't get off to come help so he called his Grandfather to come help. Poor Nun Nun tried the best he could out there in that awful heat but with no luck. It was still running and we still couldn't get the key out. So I decided to check with my neighbor and see if she had any ideas.


When I was walking back to my yard, her FEROCIOUS DOGS ATTACKED ME! I am not kidding...It was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me! She has a Chow and another big scary looking dog and they both bit at my legs as I ran back into my driveway. Luckily, they stopped once they hit their electric fence but not before bruising my legs up pretty bad and scarring me for life! Needless to say, Trav had a long convo with them about their vicious pets later that night...but I'll get to that in a minute.

After the attack, I calmed down enough to realize that I still had this situation with my car to deal with. After it had been running for atleast an hour we decided it was time to head to the shop. Luckily, our friend Al from church came up to his shop and helped me turn the car off and I left the ole' Burbarian there for Al to fix 'er up.

I waited there at the shop, in the hot car, with no air, for about 1 1/2 hours until Trav was able to pick me up. A test of patience, to say the least. But on the up side, luckily I had picked up a FABULOUS new book at the library earlier in the day, called One Child, and was able to read about half of it during my wait. It's AWESOME...you should read it, too!

So...back to the dog attack...

The more I thought about it, the more concerned I became about those mean ole' dogs living next door to me. Travis was really concerned too, so we researched some of the city ordinances about dogs. And it was very apparent that you are not allowed to have mean and vicious dogs in the city limits and if a dog attacks anyone in the city limits, animal control is to be called and the owners normally have 48 hours to get the vicious dog off the city property. Travis decided to go have a heart-to-heart with the neighbors, who happen to be fine neighbors (just with mean dogs!) and ask them to keep the dogs inside or restrained properly in the yard so that they CANNOT possibly hurt anyone. They nicely agreed and so that's were we left it. We're hoping that they will uphold their end of the deal. If not, we will be forced to get the officials involved and we want to avoid that if possible. I'll keep you updated.

After all that, I went to bed a little stressed, with a sore and bruised calf. So I treated myself to my favorite Micky D's breakfast this morning!

...and my day is already much better!!!

And this right here is sure to get your patriotic juices flowing...hehe!

My mom gave herself this 4th of July Pedicure! Isn't it awesome!

And now for your Friday joke...

What's a ghost's favorite food?

**I scream and boo-berry pie!**

Have a great day...and BEWARE of mean dogs! Seriously!



Bubba said...

OMG! That is is so scary. I am so glad your ok. Wow! I'm sorry you had a bad day but want you to know that I'm just a phone call away to talk if needed. I hope your weekend is better. Love ya and hope to see you soon.
Also, your mom's toes look great!

Ansley said...

Sorry you had a bad day!!! I got attacked by a dog when I was 8 months pregnant with Lani - scariest day of my life!!! I have not been a dog lover since!

What I Say Matters! said...

Oh wow! I'm sorry friend! Glad you made it out alive and that the neighbors were agreeable. Dogs scare me a little bit.....

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness, Laura! That's crazy! I was bitten by a dog when I was 5 so I know how scary big dogs can be! Where was Makayla during all of this? I'm glad you're only bruised up. I love you! I'm only a phone call away too. :)