Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Fourth of July, Almost!

PLEASE don't quit visiting my blog!!!! I've been on vacation in Michigan with family, so I have been without internet access for awhile.... When I get home I will get back to posting pretty close to daily, I promise! So please don't give up on me! I've missed my "stamping world" SO much while on vacation...even though we are having a great time!

Vacation is good. Family is good. Water is good. Deer--not so good. See picture below.

This is what happens on a Michigan road when a deer jumps on top of your car. Thank goodness dh was driving, and kept a cool head. I was just drifting off to sleep since the baby was napping, and all I heard was dh saying some choice words (not even yelling them) and a big *CRUNCH* and I opened my eyes and the car looked like this. Baby slept through it all! The car was still able to be driven, so we finished our trip. Now we are driving a rental car for the remainder of our vacation, for the oh-so-affordable and totally unexpected cost of a $500 deductible!!! In case you were wondering, the damage shown above only costs $2800 to fix!!! I'm not even sure our 1997 Accord is worth that much! :-( Ah, life throws such unexpected things (like deer) at you, doesn't it!!!???? Thank goodness I've finally learned to roll with the punches, or crunches, as the case may be!

I'm unable to stamp while on vacation, other than I did finish up some change of address cards for a dear friend of mine. If you or anyone you know needs something like this, let me know! I had fun making them!


On the baby front, he is CRAWLING! Oh boy, it is fun to watch! But we have some serious baby-proofing to do when we get home.

Have a great day, and happy stamping!


8 comments:

Maria Levine said...

OH NO, so sorry to hear this happened! Deers are so nice to look at but not when they run in the road or on you car. We see deer all the time around here as well. But at least everyone is ok. Isn't it the best when they are crawling, wait till his walking and getting into everything.

mcbetty said...

You are SO lucky not to be killed. This happened to my friend's step-daughter.

Christi Snow said...

Yikes, Jessica! I am so glad that you guys are okay...deer can be a scary thing. Bummer about the car though... Glad to hear that everything else is going okay though... We miss you! smiles...

C Peterson said...

Since it was a MICHIGAN deer it probably saw your Ohio license plates and wanted to come home with you!!! :-D Glad everyone is okay! I love reading your blog, so keep up the good work!

Clyde said...

EEEEEeeeeek! Jess, glad you & family are o.k. Enjoy your vaca too...we'll all be here when you get back!
Cheers,
Katie

Jess said...

Hi Jess- so sorry to hear about the deer, but you guys are real lucky it wasnt any worse!! Glad to hear you are having fun on your trip too! Isn't it amazing when the baby starts crawling?? Next he will be pulling himself up on the furniture. Ahhhhh, it goes too fast...My little girl is turning 3 on Tuesday!!! Hope all is well. :) Jess

Maren said...

YIKES! I hope that all is fixed! Congrats on your crawler!

Jim C. Hines said...

Ouch! Glad everyone was okay, but that's a heck of a way to spend your vacation.

And he's crawling now? Big grin. Have fun!