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Crazy Days...

All four kids were like crazed hyenas on crack.  Around 2 o'clock, we packed them all up into Miss Kia and drove to Langhorne to drop the boys with Steve.  It was a mad rush to get home because I was going to a crop and I needed to stop at Target on the way to pick up my Shutterfly order so I'd have pictures to work with!  The crop started at 6, I didn't get there until 7:30, but I still had a good night with Korin and Martha, being chatty and working on Joey's first year album.  So on Friday, the drive time total was 3.5 hours.

There were boxes and boxes of boys' clothes in my garage.  I'd been washing them a box at a time, but they needed to be sorted and dealt with.  They were scattered in piles all over my living room floor.  Around noon, the progress there stopped and we loaded Lexi and Nathan into the van to drop them off for a sleepover at Wayne's parents' house in York.  From there we stopped at a Red Lobster to get some food on our way out to Newark, NJ, my hometown, to see Bon Jovi at the Devils' brand new arena, The Prudential Center-- affectionately called "The Rock."

The show was amazing.  Jon and the boys were awesome. He said something about it's been 25 years since his first single.  Yikes.  I felt old. They only played one ballad (Wanted Dead or Alive) and that was my only disappointment.  Most of my favorites are the ballads. 

It was a giant mess trying to get our car out of the underground parking lot.  We finally got in the car and started heading back to PA around quarter to 12.  We were happily chugging down the highway and I got pulled over and received a ticket for failure to keep right. Here's what happened... I went around a white limo in the middle lane that was driving under the speed limit.  There was very light traffic, it was 12:18.  I had my cruise control set to 70 in a 65.  I asked Wayne if the middle lane was clear so I could get back in the middle.  I had my turn signal on, but there was a red mazda close enough that I didn't feel like it was safe to switch lanes yet. 

In the meantime, a car FLEW up behind me and was tailgating so closely, I couldn't see his headlights.  I tapped my brake to disengage the cruise control and slowed down so I could get behind the red car and the crazy tailgater behind me flipped on the red and blue lights and pulled me over.  He was such a JERK!!!  Just rude and brusque and ugh, he really ticked me off.  Gave me a ticket for failure to keep right.  I already knew I was going to contest it, so I was looking for a court date.  November 22.  Thanksgiving.  Is that even possible? Arrrgghhh!  Just more stupid drama I don't need to deal with.

So, to calm down, we stopped at a diner along the road and had some coffee.  We got home around 3.  Drive time total for Saturday: 6.5 hours.

Wayne and I poked around our area and did some shopping type stuff.  I got a bunch of random kitchen tools, crocks for french onion soup, creme brulee dishes and mixes.  Wayne got a new game for the Xbox... Dead Rising or something like that.  You kill zombies in a mall using whatever you can find as weapons. We had hibachi for dinner and promised ourselves to stop eating out so much.  Drive time total: maybe an hour?

Woke up at 4:30 and got in the car to go get the boys.  Arrived a little later than I wanted to because I had to stop a couple of times.  Steve told me the house is listed with a realtor and she wants him to declutter so I need to get a truck and get what's left of mine out.  So instead of the relaxing weekend we'd planned, we're going to have to go to Jersey and move.  Spent the day at  my mom's with the kids (who were again, insane) and then drove home.  Monday's drive time: 5.5 hours.

So in four days, I spent 16.5 hours in the car.  That's INSANE!!!  It was a good weekend though!



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Nov. 6th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
I bet it's not going to be on T-day. Isn't it early this year? Their system must be messed up. That is just crazy. I hate cops that don't look around at the situation. Do you think he thought you were putting on the breaks to "warn" him or something? Ugh. Good luck contesting. I don't mean that in a snotty way. It just seems that it's the cops word against yours... who is the judge going to believe? Ugh.

I wish I could pull over some Wisconsin drivers though.

Concert sounds fun!
Nov. 7th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
I don't know what the deal is with the court date, but I'm going to call today and see what's up. I think that he was ticked off that I was in his way of flying up the highway and didn't get out of his way fast enough. When he left from pulling me over, he FLEW away. Like 90 mph-- he just vanished up the road. Wayne's uncle is a lawyer and said he'd help me prepare my statements. A lot of times the cop doesn't show up for court and if you can out-detail them, sometimes you can get out of it.

The concert was AWESOME. I can't believe those guys are in their mid to late 40s and still have that much energy.
Nov. 7th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
I was in an accident that the cop thought was my fault (it wasn't). I showed up ready to fight - pictures, etc. My ex-SIL (state cop for MI) even gave me things to say. But, the cop, or the other party, didn't even show. While I was happy I didn't have to go through all that, I was kind of mad that I didn't get to prove my point. ;p
Nov. 7th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
Crazy amounts of driving, but the weekend worked out well. Thank God we don't have much driving to do at all this weekend. :)

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