Have you ever driven down the road and see someone zoom by you and then get all judgmental and think, “If you get a ticket, I hope saving those 2 minutes off your time was worth it!”? Just me?
Well, I learned a valuable lesson the other day. On Valentine’s Day, mind you. In my rush to get my daughter to preschool, deal with a construction guy who came early (! and the bathroom is still not done(!!!!)), and being slightly distracted, I backed the car out of the garage before the garage door was fully open.
Oh the sound of the crunch!
I managed to knock the wheel of the door off the track and tear off the top of the car.
Did I mention this was all during a tornado warning too?
Anyway, I took some lessons from this mess:
- Rushing around the house and leaving is not really helping me save those 4 extra minutes.
- Open the garage door before getting into the vehicle
- Stop stressing about time, or learn to accept it. If I’m a few minutes late, I’m a few minutes late. It’s not worth all the adrenaline/energy/stress I put into my body. I am constantly trying to remind myself of this and have a really hard time with it.
- Be thankful for an understanding husband. After he asked if we were okay, he told me to calm down and remind me that it’s just money. He’s always testing me by asking “What’s the worst that can happen?” to help me keep it all in perspective.
My husband ordered the part for the van ($150 later), though right now it is duct-taped with purple and polka dots on the wiring areas to prevent water from getting in until the repairs can be made.
He fixed the garage with only a little bit of work and some screws on the bottom. Hilariously enough, I “fixed” the noise our garage used to make when opening and closing. Now it’s magically more quiet.
Nothing like telling your husband Happy Valentine’s Day with this! Though, not sure if it tops buying a new toilet on our wedding anniversary because our daughter decided to flush a computer mouse down it. 😉
Have you ever had one of those days you could just re-do? Yep, that was me.