We’ve been having a rough week around here! In the big picture, it’s just little incidents, and it’s starting to get humorous the way it’s all piled together.
I was in a minor car accident (everyone is fine, and my car just has a scratch on the front bumper) while driving to a student’s house the other day. It was early evening and the road was congested with everyone coming home from work. Several cars were stopped behind a city bus as it let off passengers. Traffic had just started to move when the car in front of me came to a sudden stop. I was driving too close (so, yes, I got a ticket!) and bumped the car in front of me, which, of course, was a BMW. It wasn’t a big deal, but we still had to call police and sit there for an hour while the accident report was filed. We’re starting to think that marriage is bad for my driving! Before the wedding, I never had a ticket. Since then, I’ve gotten a ticket for talking on the phone in a school zone and have now been in two minor accidents.
Nathan was burning a big pile of brush Monday night, and it became a much bigger fire than he anticipated, and started to get out of control. It started a nearby tree on fire and began to burn an electrical pole before the fire department arrived. They were able to put it out very quickly. I was just glad I wasn’t home and didn’t hear about it until it was over. Certain relatives of mine claim that my motto is, “When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!”
Finally, last night, as Nathan was leaving soccer practice (he coaches a U14 club team), he realized that his wedding ring was missing. He scoured the field for an hour and a groundskeeper came out with a metal detector, but they didn’t have any luck finding it. It’s sad that it’s lost because of the sentimental value, but I’m reminded that all the things that happened this week only happened to our STUFF. We can fix our stuff or get new stuff….or maybe have less STUFF!
Okay, back to house renovation stuff. I have to paint my front and side doors this weekend. They are currently white, and that’s by default. As in, they have been installed almost a year and I still haven’t put a drop of paint on them. The exterior of our house is grey and white, so leaving them white would be fine, and safe. I know what that looks like. I want to paint them black though, like the following pictures. What do you think? Should I be brave and go black? Our door has sidelights, and then we have the moulding around the door (like the first picture) which will definitely stay white. If I do go black, should I paint the sidelights black, too?