Monday, July 14, 2008

Ouch! A Rough Weekend --

Late friday night . . . well actually about 3 am saturday morning we heard the sounds of a vehicle revving its engine, what sounded like a collision and the squeal of tires. My wife looked out of our bedroom window and saw a vehicle exiting the cul-de-sac behind us.

I went to our front door to see if they were headed down the street. When I opened our front door I saw that the 12' flowering pear tree on our front lawn had been knocked over and branches were everywhere.

I told my bride to phone the police . . . and as I stepped out onto our driveway I could see something lying there besides a lot of leaves . . . turned out that it was the license plate of the truck that did the damage . . . (yes, occassionally there is some justice).

As more of our neighbors came out, we realized that the truck had gone down the block driving over peoples' lawns and smashing down all of the trees and street signs that they could find.

One neighbor had seen them drive down a road that had no other way out . . . so when the police showed up (four cars of them), they had a good idea of where to look.

Bottom line was that they ended up in jail and we saw the truck get towed away . . . and so much for getting sleep that night.

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As I write this, I've just returned from three hours in the Emergency Room of our local Hospital. My wife has not been feeling well since the above incident and her symptoms (including chest pains) said that she needed to be seen by a doctor.

Well it isn't her heart . . . that's the good news . . . but they'll need to run some more tests this week to determine what it is. At least she's back at home now and feeling a bit better.

All-in-all this has not been our best weekend stresswise.


-- Jeff

9 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Morning Jeff,

Sorry to learn of your troubles the other night, but at least the police got the person (people?) involved. Hope your wife is feeling better soon.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Martin said...

Oh Jeff,

I am greatly relieved that your better half is recovering, and that the hooligans have been arrested. (Throw the book at 'em, says I!)

Yours,

Martin

Adik said...

All my best for a prompt recovery to your wife!

Hope the rest of the week will be less stressing.

Yours,

Adolfo

Steve said...

Agreed - unpleasantness is always unsettling... rest up, and here's to some less stressfull times.....

Capt Bill said...

Sorry to hear of the of your troubles. Obviously, the driver is not a wargamer or he would have been home painting. Hope your wife has speedy recovery.
Best regards...Bill

Capt Bill said...

Sorry to hear of the of your troubles. Obviously, the driver is not a wargamer or he would have been home painting. Hope your wife has speedy recovery.
Best regards...Bill

Snickering Corpses said...

Sorry to hear of your trials and tribulations, Jeff. Definitely glad they caught those responsible.

Hopefully the wife feels better soon, and it proves perhaps to have been simple stress reaction in the not feeling well.

Grimsby Mariner said...

jeff, at least the police attended instead of the phone call & crime number you get here in the UK (and the government now suggest that the police should react to non-urgent calls within THREE days!). And they caught the blighters which is more than can be said for the local police where I live - and justice in some form was served not some namby pamby slap on the wrist.

give your good lady my best wishes to for a full and healthy recovery.

MurdocK said...

Great that your wife is not in any major concerns. You two do not need more complications at all.

Send my good thoughts to her please.

Well chalk one time at least that the Mounties 'got their man'.

(Yes the RCMP; Royal Canadian Mounted Police are the constables that Jeff mentions)