Friday, June 21, 2019

Can Yunz Believe this?

Yesterday was to be my one day out day.
I get one about every 14 days or so.

Headed for a haircut and color at 10:00.

I was determined to hit the ground running
right after that, or shuffling at least, so I headed
to Michaels for some jewelry findings I had needed
for months to repair two necklaces.

Because I  had only slept 4 hours the night before 
due to more challenging, er, bad news
on the medical front, I found myself getting
a little weak and dizzy so decided to head home,
and skip Trader Joes which had been the "BIG" plan.

make plans, the universe laughs HA!

I pull into the garage and hit the garage door
remote and a hideous, screeching, crunching,
sound occurred and I hit the remote stop immediately.

When I opened the drivers side door,
I nearly peeked thru my fingers
 as I knew what I would see.
A crumpled door.

'scuse me but shit shit shit.

Called insurance I have 2000 deductible, 
they said get estimate first.
Called an emergency service and no kidding
 they were there in 30 minutes.

At first I was looking at around $4,000
to get the same quality door or around $2500
to get a bottom level version.

Maybe it was me cradling 
my head in my hands with tears drippin thru
and my O/2 canula hanging out...
but Clayton the tech says.
"Let me see what I can do."

Since I hit the button so quickly
 I did less damage than I could have.
Just under $1,000 later, not using insurance, and 
my door now closes, you cannot see the tears
in the panels from the outside
 and it's guaranteed for 3 years.

Clayton and I had a very spirited political discussion
while he was adding new springs and bolting new metal struts;
but it was respectful with no meanness or put downs.
We could not be more politically opposed,
but we parted with very good feelings. 

what did I do in a former life to have this karma?
(please don't say things could be worse as they are worse medically)

I need/want so much to get back to my old self,
no O2 needed, lose all the prednisone weight etc.,
be able to work.

I love this, and I am not making light of horrific crime,
I'm poking fun at me OK?


Happy weekend youins
(my homage to Latrobe slang")

A common informal word used in southwestern Pennsylvania and the forefront example of what is commonly known as "Pittsburghese" is the word yinz, pronounced /jɪnz/ in IPA. Alternatively it is less commonly used in long form, youins, pronounced /ju.ɪnz/.

I never knew anyone one who used yinz always spelled yunz


Linda @ A La Carte said...

oh my dear friend, it seems like things just keep biting you on the behind. I am so sorry about your garage door but also happy it only (as in ha ha only) cost $1000. Please take care of you and I'll keep you in my thoughts. Hugs.

Blondie's Journal said...

Well, when it rains it pours. You know what, the best thing is you got out, gave it your best shot and lived to tell. Don't let this mishap, albeit expensive, keep you from your goals.

Much love,


Karen Ann said...

Well, hell. But... one foot in front of the other, don't let this drag you down, keep moving forward, onward... better days ahead, I'm telling you. Keep saying it and it shall be so.

Colleen MacKinnon; Penny Rugs and More said...

Oh my oh my! What a day you had! I am so sorry to hear that a day that you look forward to turned out so muddled and so expensive. You made the best of a bad situation, and what a gem of service technician you had! Take care of yourself....think of me slogging through my collections, still sorting my stuff during our downsize move. ugh! (Purge,donate,sell,toss,repeat)

Jillayne said...

I read this with such sadness... you have been knocked down and kicked around for quite long enough - and now another health issue. That quote of Churchill's comes to mind... "If you're going through hell, keep going." I hope you come out the other side of this soon and have all this bad crap behind you. So many things to think about, worry over - I think of you often, how much I admire you. You've spirit, and enough spunk for two, and both have helped you already. I hope so much that my good wishes and healing thoughts will actually make a difference, and that you can get the treatments and procedures you need.
Thinking of you,

Ruth said...

It's youins (youns) in central PA (Mifflin and Juniata counties) and probably the whole state by the looks of it!!