A nurse who knits…

February 4, 2008

Remembering Jake…

Filed under: Dogs,Life in general — yarnnut @ 2:53 am

I went to the Dr. on Friday for a followup visit for the accident.  She told me that I would be out of work for at least 2 weeks.  Maybe more.  But “We’ll evaluate you in 2 weeks to see how you’re doing.”  She did say that I could go back to work as long as I did not lift, push, or basically not be a nurse.  Guess I’m not going to work… It still hurts to lift things and right now I don’t trust myself to lift a baby.

I know it’s Superbowl Sunday for everyone else and we do have the game  on but I was thinking about poor Jake all day today.  He crashed last week and on Friday I found out that he had been hauled to a auction site in Fontana, CA.  No one had notified me that my car was towed 2 hours north and I was planning on getting some things out of the car.  I have no idea what’s in the glove compartment and there is a document that I need that’s still in the car.  Too bad I wasn’t thinking clearly last Sunday as I was being strapped down in a gurney for my trip to the hospital.  I would have yelled out for someone to get my stuff.  So Matt and I are heading up to see Jake one last time and see if there is anything I need that he’s still holding on to.

What a great little car my ’96 Celica was!  I hadn’t done any major maintenance on him and basically he required oil changes and gas.  I am definitely not looking forward to getting a new car.  I have never had any cars that had major time in the shop (Knock on wood) and I was hoping Jake would be around to give to my 16 year old son.  LOL… if I have a son.   I drove him all the way to MI where he took me all the way to Detroit for clinicals.  I drove him to Canada twice to see Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Matt’s childhood cabin.  I drove him thru Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, all thru the American West.  He had 189,000 miles on him and was the best car I ever had.

He’s priceless to me but I got an offer from my insurance company on Friday.  They initially offered me $2100 and said that Jake was a total wreck.  What a complete slap in the face.  The car was in excellent condition with no major body problems.  After I talked Jake up, the offer went up to $5325.   I still have to hear what my adjuster has to say.  I wonder what the police report says and how they will determine who’s fault it is.

Last night, Matt and I went to my friend Christine’s house for a few hours of fun.  We left at 7:30 and were planning on only spending a few hours there.  Waldo and Wendy were being dog sit by our roommate.  We were gone for about an hour when we got a phone call from the roomie saying that Wendy had crawled underneath the fence and was on the loose.  No one could catch her and she was hiding in another cul de sac!  Ack!  We drove back from Hillcrest in about 10 minutes and walked the street that she was last seen.  I was calling out for Wendy and a man in his garage asked me what was going on.  I asked him whether he had seen a small red dog and he said no.  He said I could look around and he went into his house.  As soon as he went into the house, Wendy comes running out of his garage.  I wonder what Wendy would have done if he had closed the garage on her….

In memory of Jake



  1. Man, you’ve been having a lot going on these days! I’m glad you were able to find Wendy and talk Jake up for a large price increase. I don’t think I would have been able to do that.

    Comment by Susan — February 4, 2008 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  2. Sounds like Wendy had a very exciting weekend!

    Comment by Missy — February 4, 2008 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

  3. Poor Jake. No one else ever values them they way their owners do. Both our cars are more than ten years old, and we don’t want to replace either of them.

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — February 4, 2008 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

  4. Glad to hear your feeling better – K

    Comment by Karrie — February 5, 2008 @ 2:26 am | Reply

  5. I can’t believe they don’t give you a chance to get stuff out of your car before towing it. I mean isn’t it still your car? Glad Wendy was recovered safely!

    Comment by Bobbi — February 5, 2008 @ 2:14 pm | Reply

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