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Extremely Eventful Weekend

February 20th, 2012 at 07:44 pm

This past weekend was like Mr. Toad's wild ride.

On Saturday, BF and I took off for a day trip to Bodega Bay. We enjoyed the beach and a fresh seafood dinner. We had a nice, relaxing time.

We started home about 7 pm. It should have been a 3 hour trip home. Instead, it was a 20 hour trip. I am going to summarize this particular fiasco quite a bit. It started with my car dying as we were driving down the road. We eventually got a tow into a nearby town and left my car at a Pep Boys, hoping they could work on my car Sunday. We had to take a cab to a hotel with a vacancy. The only vacancy we found was at a budget motel and the room had a broken heater. Better than sleeping in the bushes outside, so we took it. No clean clothes, no toiletries. That cost $65. Spent half the next day waiting at Pep Boys, and they were able eventually to get my car repaired (new alternator). That cost $389.

Arrived home a little past 3pm. Missed work, that cost 8 hours of OT. Upon arrival, my nephew and all 3 dogs were not in the house. My nephew's bicycle was in the garage. He would not take all 3 dogs for a walk all by himself. His bedroom door was wide open, and he always closes and locks it. Over the course of the afternoon, two different people called to say they had my dog. I collected those two, but the third dog is still missing.

What happened to my nephew? Well, it seems Saturday night he played rap music really loud all night, upsetting the next door neighbors. The very same neighbors with whom we have had the fence isssue. Sunday afternoon, they called the cops. The cops came but heard no music (it was off by then). As they were speaking with the neighbor, my nephew came outside and began giving the neighbor a piece of his mind. He screamed "Im gonna kill you" to the neighbor in front of the cops. Brilliant idea? Hmm, perhaps not. Nephew has been arrested and is currently in jail. I went tonight thinking I could visit, but that isn't how it works. I had to fill out a visitor registration form and they will review and approve or deny me, I will hear back in a few days. His bail is $50,000. I will not be bailing him out.

I'm still pretty upset. I apologized to the neighbors for the disturbance. I don't care for the neighbors, but there is no reason they should have to put up with that.

7 Responses to “Extremely Eventful Weekend”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    That's all I can say!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Holy crow! That REALLY makes my recent woes pale in comparison. I hope you find your dog and that your nephew's released soon!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Oh my....sounds like an awful weekend....Frown
    Hope you find your doggy soon!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    OMG! What a terrible weekend. I, too, hope you find your dog.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am so sorry too. Feel like a black cloud is over you? Yeesh.

    The alternator went out on my car when we were driving to check out our new home in Sac. This was preventable because battery had been giving me problems a while. But you know, it's just a battery. Rolleyes Anyway, car died (brakes and power steering siezed up on the freeway - lovely) and so we called AAA. They towed us to a shop who was "too busy to look at it for a week." OMG? & wanted to charge an arm and a leg. The AAA driver actually ended up fixing the car for us. SO, I signed up for the extended towing. It's 100 miles? We have a great mechanic on either end, and at least I know within 100 miles I won't get stuck like that. (That said, I have never called AAA out of town, since - it's been 10 years??? But we might save a small fortune, and a lot of time, if we *ever* need it).

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Wow! That was a heck of a weekend. I hope your missing doggy shows up soon. Frown

  7. Jerry Says:

    That is a pretty crappy weekend, all things considered... sorry! I hope that the missing dog shows up soon, and that the nephew has learned a lesson that will lead to some changes in his actions. That was unbelievable. At least it was just an alternator job on the car, and not an accident (more expensive for repairs, plus the insurance increase). Here's to a better weekend to come!

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