Unfortunately, I saw it coming

This post might make you wonder if I am just making all of these events up. I am beginning to wonder myself.

I have two weeks left before I start my new job. Since it is 30 miles away, we will need a second car. While our F150 Super Crew pickup is a great family vehicle, it only gets about 15-18 miles per gallon. That means that I would be using about 4 gallons of gas every day just to get to work! Needless to say, I need a more fuel efficient car to get to my new job so that I don’t end up working to be able to pay to get to work!

I spent a good deal of time today on the Internet looking at prospective used cars. I don’t know how everyone else does it, but it is VERY time consuming for me. I finally narrowed it down to about six cars and started calling. I had an appointment to test drive a Toyota Corolla at 4:00. I didn’t make the appointment.

Earlier in the morning, I asked my son if he wanted to play racquetball. We had not played since the first week that we moved in.

We were having a great time right up until the time that

I turned to see where the ball was. I quickly realized that I turned around just in time to see him crush the ball. I mean I really saw it…because the ball struck me directly in the left eye!

Oh my goodness… the pain!!!

I fell to the floor mostly because it was just too much work to try and keep my balance. I don’t think that my son knew quite how to react. After a few seconds, he asked “Are you all right?”


I didn’t realize that I had been sweating until I covered my eye with my hand and felt the moisture. I didn’t realize it then because I initially thought it was blood! Needless to say, it was not fun!

After I recovered (I use that term advisedly since I can’t see all that well out of my left eye), I had my second big recollection of the day (read the previous post for the first one): “You never turn around to watch the flight of the ball in racquetball.”

Needless to say, I didn’t make my 4:00 appointment.

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