21 June 2007

That other shoe?

Yeah, it dropped. (That's how that expression goes, right?) I've been edgy since Saturday, sure that some other bit of horribleness awaited me, seeing as bad things always happen in threes and all. John, the cat, what next?

Don't worry: no more death.

But, my 87-year-old grandmother was in a serious car accident. She's been on the "should not drive but refuses to stop" list for a long time, and was, quite literally, an accident waiting to happen. Now she's an accident that did happen. She rear-ended a stopped car "because she didn't see it." She broke her collarbone and shattered her kneecap. And totaled her car. The two people in the car she hit are fine, thank goodness.

This probably spells the end of independent living for my extremely independent grandmother. She'll be in the hospital for an indeterminate amount of time; she'll probably have to have surgery on her knee and then will need rehab. Luckily, my uncle is with her and will be staying with her for a while until things get settled. My grandfather had a stroke about five years ago and lives at a home care facility; his mental function is somewhat impaired, but I'm sure he's worried about my grandmother and he's going to dearly miss her daily visits.

I'm so glad the twins, John, and I got down to Florida to see my grandparents last August. That was an arduous trip, but so worth it. I wish I could be there now to help out.

2007: This had better be the end of the bullshit.

21 comments:

Diana said...

I can't imagine how things could get worse and the karma universe can't be that cruel. This better be the end of the crap line!

So sorry to hear about grandma and hope she is feeling better oon.

Wabi said...

Jesus, this is the meanest of years for you. Wishing your grandma well.

Jenn said...

I'm glad she's (mostly) ok. My grandfather refused to stop driving until he was in an accident. I hope she heals quickly.

Julia said...

Oy-- nobody, but nobody needed that. I'm sorry.

And 2007? So needs its ass kicked. Do you know where the fucker lives? I would at least egg its car....

serenity said...

Oh MAN.

I'm giving 2007 the finger for you right now.

Christine said...

I'm sorry, Snick. That's all I can keep saying. The year 2005 was my personal year of horrors, although it didn't rise to the level of losing my spouse and cat within a few months of each other. Just know we're all thinking about you and sending you virtual hugs.

halfmama said...

OMG. WTH is going on??

Hope the rehab and everything goes smoothly for your grandmother. Glad she and everyone else involved were all fine.

*hugs*

Yankee T said...

This will go down in the Snickollet history books as a year that sucked, big time.
My father got the car keys taken away when he drove through the garage door from the driveway. "Thought he was in reverse." From then until he died, he was still p.o.'d at us for taking away his freedom.

Caustic Cupcake said...

Fuck you, 2007! Leave Snickollet alone!

Janice said...

Don't ask me why, but it seems like some years are just out to get a person. Things float along on an even keel, then it all caves in. You'll make it through even though at times you think you can't take one more thing... believe me, I've been there. Wishing you and the kids all the best, with an extra blessing or two thrown in for good measure!

Jolene said...

I'm so sorry! I hate the "3" rule. It happened to us too. My sister's baby was stillborn in February, my brother-in-law was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in April and my brother lost his job in May. He got a much better job now but still! It sucks. I hate 2007.

spare teeth said...

good god, 2007 seriously needs to fuck right off. I hope your grandma has a good recovery.

alyssa tucker said...

Ugh, I can't believe all that you have to deal with right now. We've never met, but I've been praying for you and your babies. I'll continue to do so...

OTRgirl said...

I feel so sad thinking of your grandpa missing her visits. I know that's the least of it in the middle of so much, but it's an evocative image.

Your last post on grieving was so well said.

I'm sorry, Snick.

Amy said...

Ok, since things do happen in 3's this is the last crappy thing that 2007 will dish out. I hope.

Indie Mama said...

If I see 2007, I'm *totally* kicking it's ass for you!

Anonymous said...

You are amazing!

I hope the party brings a release of sort and perhaps the beginning of a much smoother road.

Angela said...

Sorry, I'm a day late in reading this post...I'm so sorry about your grandmother and the added stress and anxiety that you are experiencing. Thank goodness the accident wasn't worse.
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Happy First Birthday Madeleine and Riley! May this year bring all the wonder, joy, love and happiness you truly deserve. Sending lots of birthday hugs and kisses.

bg's Little Sis said...

Happy Birthday beautiful babies! Snick, thinking of you and wishing you well...sorry about your Grandma, like OTR I was so sad to think of your Grandpa missing her visits as well.

Hope the party is a good time for you and not stressful.

Lots of Love,
Lil'sis

shauna said...

I'm sorry about your grandmother. But at that age, you have to admire that independence (although it's going to be difficult for her to loose that). (My grandmother wasn't that keen on driving--when she got older she would only drive if she could get to her destinations taking right-turns. Otherwise it was a no-go.)

2007 has got to start looking up. You've got seven months of bliss ahead. At least that's what I'm wishing for you.

Rev Dr Mom said...

I'm glad she's okay. The loss of independence is so hard. My mother is experiencing some it now.