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From: sewerzzzzzz
Date: 03-13-2005, 12:05 AM (1 of 13)
So, Joann's has their March 12th Saturday Madness Sale which I can't pass up. Something inside me says, don't go out, don't go out, but how could I resist the Joann's $2.49/yd. fleece sale and the $.99 Butterick patterns?

Oh, how I should have. On the way back from my JoAnn's spree, a teenie bopper on her 2nd try to kill someone pulls out from the right side of the road, same side on which I am driving and proceeds to just pull out right in front of me on a main highway causing me to slam on the breaks and kaboom, head on. She was in my lane coming toward me.

Moral of the story: Don't go to JoAnn's if you get weird premonitions, always wear your seatbelt to JoAnn's, drive a car to JoAnn's that has airbags. Praise the lord!!! :bday:
User: sewerzzzzzz
Member since: 02-27-2005
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From: Mother in Law
Date: 03-13-2005, 12:20 AM (2 of 13)
Oh MY Thank God you are okay.......... you must be you're writing us telling us about it.

Did you get some good deals at Joanne's? Is your car totaled? Was everyone okay? What happened to the teeny bopper? They should not let young people drive until they have had intense couses in driving and should be at least 18. I watched a women putting on makeup one day I know after I turned off she had to have an accident. She was all over the road the whole time I was behind her.

Thank God you are okay and lived to tell us about your head on collision. WOW!!!
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From: sewerzzzzzz
Date: 03-13-2005, 09:22 AM (3 of 13)
Well, the deals at JoAnn's were great. I got a bunch of fleece and some patterns. Then I headed over to my local Walmart Supercenter where I proceeded to browse the sewing section for some deals, none to be found. So I headed over to the hot foods section and picked up some potato wedges and some barbecued chicken fingers along with a chocolate cake and a carrot cake, the plan was to romance my hubby with some food is love theory kinda thing if ya know what I mean. Of course all that would have happened after checking out my new "goods" from JoAnn's.

I'm really sore and bruised all over, thank god it wasn't worse. She walked into the hospital 4 hrs. later profusely apologizing to me. I guess she had a problem but not sure what it was because she was being seen. Her mother said it was her 2nd accident.

I learned to drive with my parents, no drivers ed, no accidents in 21 yrs. of driving. I think kids today should be taught in a year long course, M-F, and the immature ones should be weeded out and sent home on a bicycle with training wheels. That wouldn't be too harsh of a punishment considering they might end up wrecking someone's life.
User: sewerzzzzzz
Member since: 02-27-2005
Total posts: 81
From: MyGirlFriday
Date: 03-13-2005, 09:37 AM (4 of 13)
So sorry to hear about your accident! Sounds like she needs to retake some drivers education that is for sure!!

Sad that you ended up at the hospital. It usually takes a little while for the true effect of a crash to take effect on your body.

Just wondering.....were any of your purchases damaged? :bluewink:

Sounds like you did enjoy your shopping event! Will you now be car shopping??

Blessings & Smiles

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User: MyGirlFriday
Member since: 12-05-2004
Total posts: 288
From: sewerzzzzzz
Date: 03-13-2005, 11:50 AM (5 of 13)
Well, I was looking at $5000 embroidery machines but now I'll be looking for a Hummer or an 18 wheeler after these aches and pains that keep appearing go away.

My packages are stuck in the trunk at the towing place and I can't sew because I'm too sore, but in due time, thank god!
User: sewerzzzzzz
Member since: 02-27-2005
Total posts: 81
From: mamadus
Date: 03-13-2005, 01:02 PM (6 of 13)
sewerzzz... do take care of yourself and make sure you follow up with your private physician... my dd was broadsided about 10 days ago and is still in a lot of pain... luckily we did go directly to the ER and get her checked out, so we do have documentation of her injuries should she need ongoing physical therapy... make sure you document your injuries with a physician.... unfortunately, all those bumps and bruises can often translate into soft tissue injuries which can plague you for many years.... ask me how I know!!?? :sad: I'm glad you had no broken bones, but really, often times you'd be better off with broken bones as opposed to the soft tissue injuries... take good care of yourself, and make your dh pamper you for a couple of weeks....

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User: mamadus
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From: esrun3
Date: 03-13-2005, 10:18 PM (7 of 13)
I'm so sorry to hear about your accident but glad you aren't seriously injured! Too bad all your goodies are at the tow lot! Hope you are up and around and good as new soon!
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From: paroper
Date: 03-13-2005, 11:12 PM (8 of 13)
At least you met your teen driver in a car. My 6 year old ds found his in full acceleration after running a stop sign...she plowed into him at 58 MPH (at least that was what she admitted)...after he was already off the road. She came to a stop after checking her rearview mirror and found out there were witnesses. She stopped 120 ft from the impact. (NO TICKET...go figure.)

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Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: mamagoose
Date: 03-14-2005, 07:24 AM (9 of 13)
Glad you're able to talk about it! I hate the those goods sales are on Saturdays only. I try to talk myself out if it, then end up going too. I prefer running my errands during the week when most of those younguns are in school! So many act like race car drivers. I can't tell you how many close calls we've had on our paved curvy back roads. There's a good argument for gravel.
User: mamagoose
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 03-14-2005, 09:36 PM (10 of 13)
Thank goodness you're Ok....
I don't know who's worse behind the wheel....the young ones (and don't beat me up here....) the 'older' ones (75 and up) in FL we get the snowbirds and the spring breakers.....EVERY year we get AT LEAST 5-6 senior drivers who drive into buildings...not to mention the ones that pull out in front of you.(3 wks ago I made this older man JUMP in his car....he pulled out in front of me...didn't bother to look and I hit my horn long and loud (or as loud as you can with an Acura)...THEN he looks my way....
The young ones like to hang out the cars....I can't tell you how many I've seen with their left legs hanging out the car windows WHILE THEY'RE DRIVING...or just hanging out the sun roofs in their swimwear, with beer or drinks in their hands....
The way people never pay attention to their driving any more makes me angry :mad: .....I think there should be laws in EVERY state that you have to pass tests at certain ages to be able to drive. (16, 18, 21, 65, 70,75 and up every year after that....and I'm NOT knocking EVERY driver....just the ones that are dangerous.....the ones with alzheimers, ones who can't read, ones with more than 1 accident in a yr., ones with too many tickets, etc.) I also think EVERYONE should be taught to drive a standard shift car (if they're able)...I think all the new inovations (cd's, dvd's, auto tranny's, cruise control, ) take the NEED to know how to drive well out of the hands of people. Everything is done for you, you point and hope you get there in one one is paying attention.....(it's that 5 min attention span mentality problem...if you can't understand it in 5 mins, go on...or ignore it)
::off my soap box now:: :bg:
User: Chrysantha
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From: Sailorliz
Date: 03-15-2005, 09:28 AM (11 of 13)
The problem here in MI with people losing their driving licenses' is they drive anyway! It is amazing the number of people who should not be behind a wheel and are still out there on the road. Especially, the drivers that have been busted for drinking and driving. :mad: I have had two family members killed by drunken drivers.
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User: Sailorliz
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From: sewerzzzzzz
Date: 03-15-2005, 02:14 PM (12 of 13)
I appreciate all your kind responses and completely understand how you all feel. Between cell phones, OnStar, DVD players, CD players, talking directions and everything else going on in cars it's a wonder we make it home everyday.

Maybe we can start a petition to have JoAnn's sales on a Tuesday from 10 to 2 pm.
User: sewerzzzzzz
Member since: 02-27-2005
Total posts: 81
From: Mother in Law
Date: 03-17-2005, 12:17 AM (13 of 13)
Liz I'm afraid MI is not the only state that people do that. I had a guy who worked with my husband that has 11 DWI's and he was still driving. Seems he fell threw the crack everytime he went to court. I told him once if he hurt one of my Grandkids or someone I loved he wouldn't have to worry about a judge convicting him of anything, he would have to worry about me. He got the message. Last I heard he was out of jail, out of the hospital from a near over dose of drugs but he's still doing drugs and drinking.
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