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"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, April 15, 2013

* IT COULD ONLY HAPPEN TO ME *

I didn't plan on writing another blog post so soon, but something happened shortly after noon today, that I just had to share.

* I swear all of the following information and photos are real *

Vern had a 1:00 pm appointment with his favorite vet: Dr. Brister. (Actually he only has one vet, but she's the best around in both our opinions!)

Okay, SO....since we're still unpacking and finding things that we really don't need or want, I have quite a few items in my car to take to Goodwill.

As I opened the door on the driver's side of my PT Cruiser, I noticed The Ronald had put two large, decorative plate holders in the back floor, on the passenger's side. As I held the door open,Vern jumped into the backseat and settled onto his pillows. Right away I could see he didn't like the looks or the rattling of those metal contraptions. SO......since I didn't want Vern to be traumatized on the ride to the vet and back....I closed my door and walked around to the other side to pull them out.

I could only open the passenger side door a few inches because stacks of boxes were in the way. I still easily reached in and grabbed both at the same time and began to pull. I had to walk backwards a bit, as I tried to yank them out at a 90° angle, which obviously didn't work since they were hard metal and not flexible.

Somehow during those few seconds, the black plate holder got stuck in the one and only crevice that was there. Plus, by that time, the gold one had latched onto the black one and they were both stuck, and I do mean stuck.

* SEE PHOTOS BELOW *

View from the front of the car

View from the side

View from the back


Another from the back and side



Close up view: Look a little below and to the right of the red piece of fabric. The  black part that is stuck is hard to see....it's kind of horizontal, right under a large, funny looking, kind-of-a-"C".


I yanked and pulled and cussed as poor Vern watched from the back seat. So, I put his leash on him and we went outside for a walk. I called the vet's office and told the receptionist I couldn't make the appointment and that she would NOT believe my excuse. She and I both laughed as I attempted to describe it all to her.

I also called The Ronald to see if he was anywhere near home, but he wasn't. I kept explaining the situation and he kept saying he couldn't visualize it. I don't blame him! He said he'd come home as soon as possible and take a look at the situation...Hmmm.....

Thank goodness the car is in the garage because it's been raining off and on all day. BUT, since the car door obviously won't shut, my battery may run low.......

* Tuesday 4/16/13 Addendum: The Ronald and I both worked together to get the tangled mess untangled, and I was able to drive Vern to his rescheduled vet appointment! (Also, since I changed my template back to a Blogger design, I'm now able to reply individually to comments. I love it!) 

Ahhhh.......Life is full of fun and surprises! I had a very good laugh today, and at my own expense!
I leave you with two quotes from one of my favorite comedians.....



"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" -- Steven Wright

"Is it weird in here, or is it just me?" -- Steven Wright

47 comments:

  1. Well that will give him something to do this evening lol.

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    1. Thanks, Delores! It took him longer than he originally thought!

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  2. Becky dear - I am sorry to laugh at your expense , but that was just too funny not to laugh. Hope it is fixed soon. sandie

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    1. No apology needed, Sandie! It WAS very funny to me, too! How could a person NOT laugh at the silliness of it all?! :)

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  3. What a tangled mess. I hope the Ronald is able to sort it all out. :-)

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    1. Hi Beth! Thanks! It took both of us to get it all "sorted out"!

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  4. Oh Becky. You had QUITE a day. Hope the mess is, by now, untangled. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Thanks! Yes, Vern and I were able to make it to a much later appointment....at 7:20pm last night!

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  5. Yikes!
    Hope you got it all untangled :)

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    1. Hi Patricia! Yep...got it all untangled....but I think The Ronald threw both of the plate holders away. He didn't want me to even mess with taking them to Goodwill! LOL

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  6. My oh my. I know how you feel. If it isn't one thing, it's another!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  7. The most interesting things happen to you!

    =)

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    1. Ha! I do have strange and wacky....AND interesting things happen, don't I?? :)

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  8. What a mess! Hope you guys get it settled.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy! Life's never boring around the Povich Household! :)

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  9. Oh, dear! I realize that it keeps you from driving. But it makes a most beautiful musical instrument for a Who down in WhoVille.

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    1. Hey Val! You always crack me up! LOL

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    2. P.S. I also thought how it would look if I DID drive it that way. It reminded me of the scene in Planes, Trains, & Automobiles when the cop stops the guys for driving the burnt-up, falling apart car!
      Uh, ma'am...can you explain why those things are hanging on your passenger door? They've been clanging and whistling all the way down I-70! :)

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  10. Writing material...it waits around every corner! But who would believe it! Ha, ha. Better day tomorrow I hope!

    And how was Vern when he had to get back out going nowhere????

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    1. Hi Claudia! Boy, that's the truth. I see writing in almost every minute of the day!
      And Vern?? He was very confused....poor guy!

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  11. Great story! some kind of Murphy's Law.

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    1. Hi Gwen! Thanks...and you are right....Murphy's Law!! :D

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  12. The lengths some dogs will go to in avoiding a trip to the vet. You know you wouldn't have moved them if Vern hadn't looked meaningfully at them. And then he jinxed them and you.

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    1. OH EC!! I laughed out loud when I read this comment from you!! You and Val win for the funniest comments...so far! I'll have to come up with some kind of a prize for both of you!

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  13. I also get tangled up in some situations, so I know what you went through. Funny now, right?

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  14. Hi Linda! Yes, I've read about some of your escapades, too! It was actually funnier as it was happening than it is now. Today it's just old news! :)

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  15. Why do these things always happen when we're in a hurry or need to get somewhere? I saw myself in this post, but I had to laugh anyway! I have a question: I'd like to be able to reply individually on my blog, but I can't figure it out. How do you do that? I'm off to LAX and Boston in a minute, but I'll check back for a reply. Have a good week!

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    1. Laughter is what it's all about in life! Thanks, Karen...and I sent you an e-mail about the "reply" setting. Hope it works for you!

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  16. Life really does have a sense of humor sometime doesn't it? :)

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    1. Hi Keith! Thanks for stopping and commenting. And yes, a sense of humor is a MUST in my life! :)

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  17. Becky-- This made me laugh, truly, out loud. It is TOTALLY something I would do, ponder, puzzle over and be at a loss to trouble-shoot. So glad it was remedied and you all made it to the vet.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I love it when my writing makes people laugh! And I'm happy to hear we share the same ideas! :)

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  18. Hi Becky -

    Thanks for visiting my blog today and commenting. I've joined your site. :)

    I had to chuckle because it looks like something that would happen to me.

    Blessings,
    Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, you are most welcome for my visit and comment! I think I just recently "met" you on Linda O's blog. Time is flying by, so I'm not even sure about that...
      Glad I gave you a chuckle! Oh, and thanks for becoming my follower! :)

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  19. Poor Becky! What are the odds that all the stars would align in just the right way to created that kerfluffle! I bet you gave Vern a good doggy laugh. :) He probably saw his dog pals during your walk and told them, "Y'all are never gonna believe what my human did!"

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    1. Hey Lisa! So good to see your lovely face in my comments! I love that word: kerfluffle! And yes, I think Vern was totally perplexed by the craziness of the situation! :)

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  20. I have to admit that I'm glad it wasn't me. I don't have patience at all and the poor car would have suffered. I would have been looking for bolt cutters..:) or some stupid thing like that.

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    1. Hi Mona! I love your idea....Bolt Cutters! Probably a good thing we don't have any! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  21. Becky. Sorry, I know this wasn't funny when it happened but it sounded funny as I read it. I haven't been anywhere near a computer for weeks. This move is really something else. Like you, I'm still unpaching and paching stuff left at the big house. When will I finish? I really could use a dose of your humor so I decided to at least check out your blog. Glad I did.(I did send an email some time ago. Don't woryy I know how busy you are. Hope to connect more soon.)

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    1. Hi Myrna! I'm so sorry I didn't reply to your e-mail! I was just sure I had... sigh....
      I think it's so fun...and funny...that we're both moving at the same time. Although mine was about 6 miles from the old homestead...and yours is a bit farther, but for a very good reason!! Big hugs to you!

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  22. That is probably one of the most unusual excuses she's heard for a while! ;)

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    1. Hi Rachel! What a nice surprise to see a comment from you! And yes, I doubt if anyone's ever given that as a reason for not making an appointment! It's kind of like....My dog ate my homework! :)

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  23. BECKY-O! ~
    I gotcher Emails. Hey, whatever you decide, let me know. My previous offer still stands.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  24. Hey Mr. Stephen T! So great to see your name in my comments! I'm very grateful to know you! :)

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