Monday, September 01, 2008

Of fender benders and front yard puttering

[bump-dent in the 'mommy car']

This labour day weekend went differently than planned. For starters, after picking up the kids from school on Friday, I got into my first fender bender. Alas, I was not the 'bumpee' but the 'bumper' as I thought the person in front of me was moving and about to turn and she obviously wasn't. To make a long story short; she was one of those hesitant drivers (or just plain slow-urr) and I thought we were all part of a flow.
No mas, this lady was so startled I thought she was injured (and never you mind, we have great Geico insurance, I was really worried she was hurt) but phew..she wasn't. Her 20sh daughter was very kind and understanding and we were all exchanging numbers and insurance info and the daughter quickly canceled the police (lest I had to pay a fine since really they only needed my insurance info).. so all's well that ends well. I get to live another day in the country without getting booted.

OK,ok..I know it wasn't a felony but as a green card holder, you better take care. One felony and you're out! Luckily for me I'd be sent back to Canada, but still. Just think of Daniel Bowman's story;

A British immigrant in the U.S. for 25 years is facing deportation.

Daniel Bowman sits in jail for what he calls a bad mistake he made in May 1994, when he, at age 20, and another man stole a car radio from a woman in Newport News.

He pleaded guilty, served five years probation, and has not been in trouble since.

But his past came back to haunt the 35-year-old on July 30, when he tried to renew his green card. After an hour wait, an officer took him away in handcuffs.

and gee..there is another thing; "His lawyer says there’s such a backlog of cases that Bowman could wait up to a year before he’s seen by a judge."

This labour day dh went out 'very early (6sh) to start clearing the many weeds that have sprung up and were neglected and scooped out two rosemary bushes out of a dilapitated bed and garlic chives and two oregano bushes out of another. Hence this afternoon I was busy digging and putting in the 'old' and the new in my front bed. I had bought a bunch of sedums and agaves, aloe Saturday morning so I was busy doing my relaxing and 'puttering'.

However, four plus hours of being outside in this 100F heat,even in the shade just zonks you so I'm headin' to bed..hopefully soon.

About 30 minutes ago, Maria came by and took a cluster of garlic chives 'cause I just had too much. Apparently she's got quite a few plants to share and give away so I'll be doing some more 'puttering'. The big backyard is beckoning...

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Blogger Robert Rouse said...

You don't happen to drive a Kia Sedona do you? That looks like the front of our family mini van.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Robert, it's a mini van but a Honday Odyssey, aka the mommy car. My first ever new car too at that (a 2005). I'm having to look for my vehicle registration info for taking it to the Geico appraiser..

8:46 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

If you ever want free agaves, let me know. We have given away plenty of them. All you need is an empty pot or container, even just a bag.

12:06 PM  

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