Friday, April 12, 2013

I finally feel like I can talk about this

No, it's nothing like serious or anything.  Charlie and Luke are fine.  I promise. 
See, it all started back in November of last year.  I was driving to work, and hit a deer.  The police were called, as was our insurance company.  Come to find out, our insurance had 'lapsed' due to Charlie paying it a bit late.  Well, of course, the Good Neighbor refused to cover my accident, which led to the state suspending my license for 90 days.  Sucks to be me.  We fought it, they were assholes, told us to get a lawyer, but we'd lose, and then decided after we said something to the Good Neighbor higher ups, that they'd drop us because 'your license is suspended'. 
So, for the past 90 days, I've been dealing with no ability to drive.  Asking Charlie to take me grocery shopping when he's done with work.  Waking up Luke to take me to work in the morning.  Just a lot of driving for him.  Me getting upset when he doesn't want to do what I 'need' to do.  It's been depressing to say the least.  But, all is better now, we've found a new insurance company, and, as of April 10, I have a valid license again.  Whoo hoo!!  I'm right back into my routine again, one that doesn't involve traipsing all over with two males who don't want to be doing what I'm doing.  It's nice. 
I have learned a few things while I was license-less.  I can walk to the post office.  There's something calming about it.  I don't HAVE to get fast food for lunch, and I don't HAVE to go somewhere every day.  If I can't walk there, there's no shame in waiting until we're trip-chaining and going somewhere else before I do what I thought I needed to do. 
The thing I am most grateful for, however, is the fact that I'm not stuck without a car when Luke is out of school for the summer.  That would SUCK!  I've got plans for him already on what we're going to do, and Charlie is super busy during the summer.