Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bottom line....
Drinking and Driving DON'T mix!!!
I thought that everyone knew that!!! Apparently someone didn't think that it applied to them.
Because....This is what I woke up to last night at about 12:30 a.m.
I had just gotten home probably 10-15 minutes before this happened. My Army Strong son had come home and we had just gotten home from visiting my Air Force son in the hospital - he'd had surgery - that's another story, believe me!
My head hadn't been on the pillow more than about 5 minutes when I heard - well, I wasn't sure what I had heard.
Son, I said, what was that?! No response. I wish I had had a weapon at that point because I was just tired enough to think "Was that a gunshot? OMG, someone is in my house and they got to my son first!" Well, I had no weapon, so I just went running into my son's bedroom which faces the street. He runs passed me yelling, they just took out the mailbox!!
He grabs my car keys and takes off! Then, I get worried! When we came home last night there was a house two blocks over that was obviously having a party. And I thought, what if the driver went back to the party, my son stops and confronts the driver and then they gang up on my son! So, I grab the closest thing which was a shovel (LOL!!) throw it in his car and take off so that I can rescue my Army Strong son (LOL even louder!!) I had just started down the street when my son passes me followed by the vehicle that hit our mailbox.
It was obvious to me that she had been drinking! My son was politely getting her insurance info and I think to myself - maybe, I should call the police. I was afraid that she would try and drive herself home and she was having trouble standing up at that point! Well, the bottom line, 5 police cars, handcuffs, a DUI, a tow truck - because her car was undriveable, there was radiator fluid everywhere, and an angry husband who had had to wake up their 2 year old daughter later......
The police said that she rounded this corner, there were no skid marks so she didn't even try and brake, she hit the curb and then my poor mailbox!
This is her vehicle and the damage to her can see where the radiator fluid was pouring out!
A Toyota Highlander.
So, finally at 2:30 a.m. I made it back to bed!
Now, I wonder how hard building a mailbox is?!!?
Make no mistake...I am truly grateful that everyone walked away alive and well!
That's how my weekend started!
And yours?!


  1. Thank goodness she didn't hit your house! Several mailboxes in our neighborhood have been run over, so far we've escaped any damage.

    Hope you have a better weekend!


  2. Two years ago my son's friends didn't have such a good outcome after leaving a Halloween party and one of them died. Tonight I am waiting on a phone matter what time because I am picking some young men up at a party. I always have and I always will even if my sons are not there. If these guys need a ride they can wake me up and they know that.

  3. Holy cow!!!! I'm glad Kale was home. I hope the girl learned her lesson..... Won't her insurance pay for a new mailbox? That is such a pain. When we lived in Santa Fe Trails someone backed into our mailbox when we were out of town one time. What happened to our Cowboys last night?? Enjoy this pretty day.

  4. Oh my gosh, thank goodness no one got hurt! You hear all the time about cars crashing through people's bedrooms in the middle of the night! (Well here in California you do, LOL)
    Thank goodness your son found the car. Their Insurance Company will pay for a new mailbox too! Call up your Insurance Agent and get him to handle it.
    Oh, PS: Good choice for baseball team!

  5. Cindy, I'm sorry to hear of your trouble, but so glad you are all okay. Unfortunately, people have Not learned they can't drink and drive and they wreak havoc on the rest of us. You must be very proud of your son. Hope the rest of your week is tons better! Twyla

  6. Wow! She must have hit it hard to knock it over like that! I'm amazed your son was fast enough to catch up to her. Glad nobody was hurt. I think she needs to lose her license. Wish there were stronger laws about this.

  7. Cindy, I wanted to pop in and wish you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving! Twyla

  8. What a horrible mess! I am so glad also that no "persons" were injured!

    So sorry, Carrie