Sunday, December 19, 2010

We Survived - Barely!

Well, we made it to Oklahoma. We were racing in front of a storm so we kept going and spent the first night in Santa Rosa, NM and then got up early and hit the road the next day. We were making excellent time and beating the storm when my right front tire blew!

I was going about 75 mph in the "fast" lane when it blew. We were on a hill almost on a bridge driving on the rim and I got it pulled over on the side of the highway. It was a scary spot we were barely off the road and there was a drop off on the other side and there was tons of traffic on the road zooming by us.

There was actually many lucky things that happened. I was luckily in a good cell phone area and could call AAA. We luckily didn't roll the RV. (which is what usually happens apparently from what everyone tells me) We luckily had a good spare and didn't hurt anything else on the vehicle except the tire. And luckily we got the sweetest guy to come help us change the tire and get us back on the road.

I asked him if I could take this picture of him to scrapbook and he was thrilled that I was going to scrap a page with him on it! He told me he scrapbooks!!!!! I thought at first he was giving me a hard time but he was serious. I don't think he does "fancy" scrapbooking but he does save stuff in a scrapbook. I thought that was cool.

It took about 3 hours to get back on the road but all in all it wasn't that bad if I HAD to break down.

Most of my kids have pink eye (but have meds and are looking and feeling better), my dogs is looking and feeling better on her meds, I am looking and feeling better on my meds! lol

My husband had to change his flight because of weather and didn't get here until late last night with all the rest of my kids and his mother.

So we are all here now and feeling better and hoping for a wonderful Christmas!

How are all of you doing? Any news to share? Any crazy stories? How are you all feeling?? Come on.....share! Get me caught up on things.


  1. Good that you got home okay and that you even met ascrapbooking guy! =)
    Hope all of you are feeling better soon!
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. As difficult as the situation was, how amazing to actually meet a guy who scrapbooks! Serendipity or what?
    Glad everyone is starting to feel better and going to be ready to celebrate the holidays!
    Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing! :o)

  3. OhMYGoodness Stacy. This has not been your month! (or two)! Glad you are all safe and sound! Hope you have a fantastic Christmas! You deserve it! :-) Hugs!

  4. Doesn't scrapbooking change your makes you look at things differently and it makes things alot lighter.
    Oh you are so lucky. So glad that you and the kids and the dog are okay and safe and sound. The picture of the kids and the dog looking out of your van is pretty funny.
    Merry Christmas.

  5. You are truly a blessed woman! This total stranger is happy to know you are all safe.

    I wonder, did you happen to share your blog address with him so he can see the page when you have finished it?

  6. Stacy I'm glad you and the kids are all save:)Wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

  7. Wow Stacy you have had quite a time with sick kids and car problems. Thank goodness everyone was ok after the tire blowout. You know a true scrapbooker when they make sure to take pictures of days like yours lol.

    My dear friend I want to wish you peace, love and wonderful times with your Family and Friends during this holiday season.

  8. lol, what an adventure! so glad you're all ok. Best wishes to all of you and that fellow scrapbooker that helped you ;)