Greetings from San Diego! October 22, 2012Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything substantial, but my life has been one disaster after another for the past few months. I was lucky I cancelled my trip to the BDÜ conference in Germany in September, because I had an emergency appendectomy right around the time I would have been flying out. I would have had to cancel my trip, my co-presenters would have had to scramble to find someone to fill in for me, and I would have been out the money for a plane ticket and hotel. While I was at home recovering from surgery (I stopped taking the pain pills after two days) my dog started limping badly, so once I was allowed to drive again I took her to the vet for x-rays. She needed hip surgery on both hips, so she went under the knife herself two days later. They operated on her right hip, which was hurting her the most, and will be operating on her left hip in 8 weeks. She is hopping around on 3 legs right now, but it’s been 12 days and she only has one pain pill left. She’s starting running around and playing a bit. She’s doing great now and is in good hands with my parents while I’m gone. Then if that wasn’t enough, I ran out to the pet store last Wednesday because I was out of cat food – and some kid ran into the back of my car going 40 mph as I was stopped with my blinker on to turn into the alley to get to my street. There were no skid marks, and my car was pushed probably 10-15 feet. It was a nineteen year old who had just been cited for speeding and failure to yield three days before by the same police officer who was first on the scene of my crash. The bumper crumpled into the trunk and the radiator exploded, with steam coming out of the hood. My car is a total loss. I am really looking forward to a few days of rest & relaxation here in San Diego. I will be car sitting for a friend who can’t drive due to a broken left hip and broken right ankle when I return, so that takes some of the pressure off me to get a new car. But at this point the only luck I’ve been having is bad luck. I’m looking forward to the conference to renew me and give me some energy and new clients.