Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A dark day at Chez' Owens

I tried to go the Osan yesterday with the kiddos. They each got to bring one friend and we've been saving our pennies for this trip. Well, no go. Our bus, the one that takes us to another bus, got stuck in traffic due to an accident on the highway. Okay, no problem. We will try again on Weds. We will even take an earlier bus to the other bus so if we get stuck in traffic it will be no problem. So we wake up this morning all happy and stuff and get in the van. We have the music going and the birdies are singing...stupid stinkin birdies!!!...when all of the sudden, it happens. I am moving at around 25MPH and a little old Ajimah runs out in front of me. An Ajimah is an older Korean woman. This lady was an Ajimah with a capital A. She ran right out in front of me. I couldn't avoid her. I slammed on the brakes and we all screamed. She looked up at me for a split second and then the van hit her. She was looking at me as she came down hard on the hood of the van and then she went airborne again and hit the ground. Her shoe flew off. Middle daughter, her best friend and I got out of the car. For a split second I thought she was dead. Then she started moving around so Middle daughter and best friend helped her to the curb while I got out of traffic. Then the fun started. She was moaning and crying, there was a crowd of people all speaking about me and to her in Korean, the Korean police came. Two cars full of them. (Any and all sympathy will be greatly appreciated at this point.) Thank God in the Heavens above some military police happened to be driving by and got the ball rolling on my side. I had to go to the Korean Police Station...might of shed some tears on the way. Everyone pretty much agreed I couldn't of avoided her and that she was at fault. I still have to pay for her medical...don't's a Korea thing. Sorry hard feelings. My head is spinning with all the statements and the call to my insurance company.
After the accident and all the paper work I came home with the girls. There would be no Osan today. No shopping, no purse lady, no movie guy, no Chili's, no fajitas.
When I got home I woke up The Son. I told him what happened and he stood up to hold me for awhile. Did I mention I love that kid with a red hot fire in my soul. He kept saying it would be okay. Someone has to be the man while the Capt is gone and that kid of mine is more then up to the task. Middle daughter rubbed my back and Boo-Bear got up in my lap. If I can say anything about my kids it's that they are wonderful. We sat together as a family for awhile. Middle daughter left the police station to run home and call the Capt so he was aware of what was going on. He is a man of action and got on the horn to Walker Jen. He didn't want me to be sitting in jail by myself. Walker Jen got her three small kiddos dressed and ready (yes she is a saint!!) in case I needed her. So far I found out that the little woman broke her tail bone and that she has Alzheimer's. I cannot tell you how badly I feel.
After about an hour of sitting at home feeling very sorry for myself that my hubby is "away" Middle Daughter suggested we go and get our nails done. So we did. I'm home now and have spent about an hour on the phone with my insurance company. I've been emailing papers and going over stuff. I am now going to take a nap. If you have some time today please send some good thoughts and prayers to that little Ajimah. I'm sure she is in pain and scared. If you have some extra time could you send some my way too?? I keep seeing her face over and over again in my head.

Man I wish my hubby was here.


Jenna said...

I'm SO sorry to hear about your very bad day!! I'll have many prayer for you and the little old lady as well.

Anonymous said...

Hugs and kisses to my little girl. I am so sorry that this happened to you. I' say some prayers for the little ajima. Don't be hard on yourself, it wasn't your fault. Lots of love honey. Tell middle child we are so proud of her. Love, kisses and a big hug. Love, Grandma a go go

tami said...

What a scary experience. I am so sorry. I am sending great thoughts your way and some for the Ajima too. Chin up there wasn't anything you could have done.

QuiltingFitzy said...

You have raised wonderful children, I am so proud for you.

Let the things that have happened be in the past. You could not have changed the outcome.

Many gentle hugs today, hold those kiddos a moment for me today, I'm totally impressed.


AVIDINHA said...

you're such a great woman, you must be to have such wonderful kids and friends! many prayers and hugs from texas.

Tracey in CT said...

Oh My. So sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with the lady and you. HUGS to you...

Darlene said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. And, to the little old lady, too.

Consider yourself ((HUGGED)). Hug your wonderful kids!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh dear ... what a terrible experience for everyone involved. I am so sorry for you and the poor little confused lady.

Makes a person stop in their tracks, doesn't it? Coulda been worse. Glad your kiddos are there with you.

Kim West said...

I am sorry to hear about your experience. I hope the lady recovers quickly and you are ok.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That was a no good, very bad day! I am thinking of you and how lucky you are that you have such a lovely family, hugs, tracey

Anonymous said...

Wow,, I couldn't imagine being in hat scary situation.I am sorry sweetie. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the Ajima. You have to be one of the best families I know with as close as you all are. Take Care

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Lauren The Artist said...

Hang in there!!! ~jen~

Ms. Jan said...

Yikes! I'm so very sorry for all of you. What a fright! Take good care of yourself.

Shelina said...

Oh how awful! Last month, as I was driving in my alley to get to my garage, one of the kids playing basketball lost his balance and wound up in the alley. Just almost hitting me left me shaken for a while. I just can't imagine hitting a person!
I will send prayers to you and for the little old lady also. You've got such a great family, I will send prayers their way too!

Judy said...

I'm visiting my family in Louisiana and am a bit behind reading blogs. I'm so sorry this happened to you and I so wish the Captain was home for you. Looks like you're in good hands with your friends and military there. Hope you're doing better.

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