Friday, May 29, 2009

Poor Car

My mom and step-dad Dan are out of town this week on their first "real" vacation in quite some time. They headed down to Ft. Myer, FL for the week and were brave enough to leave my two sisters Rachael and Andrea and brother Jacob home by themselves. This is Andrea's last week of high school and Jacob's last week of school as well. So, really there was no option of even bringing them.

So, mom and Dan left and gave strict instructions regarding the car, mom's car. They were told that NO ONE but Andrea was aloud to drive the car. Andrea is the only on who doesn't have her own vehicle, and with all of the Senior Activities that she had to do this week they wanted to make sure she had a car to get back and forth in without having to worry about finding a way to and from.

Sunday night Rachael has a cook-out with her friends and at about 3:30am Jacob comes outside and asks Rachael for the keys to mom's car. She tells him that he is not allowed to use the car and he said he wanted to take it to the bank to get some money out so he could buy gas to put in his car. It was a long fight with Rachael telling him that he couldn't take the car, to take his own car. So, after yelling at him for about 15 minutes he went inside and she thought that the issue was over. Well, then she hears mom's car start, and Jacob peeling out of the driveway. He decided not to listen to her at all and go against mom's rules and take the car.

About 15 minutes later she had to run a friend up to the gas station and who of all people were there? My brother, driving mom's car. AND, his little friend A driving Jacob's truck (that he has had for all of two months). R proceeds to get in a fight with him, telling him to take the car home, he's not allowed in it or to be driving it and he is legally not allowed out in the car by himself after midnight (state of KY has a rule that you cannot be in the car past midnight without a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older). He doesn't listen to her and he takes off in mom's car with his friend A following behind him in J's truck.

The next morning everyone got up and Andrea went to leave and mom's car but Jacob was home. They went ans asked him where the car was and he told them he had wrecked it. He wrecked my mom's car!!!!!! This is the third totalled car that they have had in the last three years! I don't know what in the world he was thinking or what he was ACTUALLY doing (he SAID that he swerved to miss a deer and hit a tree, but then told everyone at school the next day that he was racing A in his truck and lost control of the car and hit a who knows what the actual story really is).

I found out and chewed his behind. I was so mad at him and still am. I couldn't believe that he had done that and to be so irresponsible on top of it. He could have killed himself or someone else and that just made me so sick to my stomach.

So, last night when we took Parker to his swimming lessons we stopped by the lot where the car had been towed to. Here she all her wrecked glory:

It's not as bad as I had previously thought, but it's still not great. My poor mom, this is her first EVER brand new car and she has only had it for about 2 years. I'm sure she is just beside herself being away from her kids when this has happened and not being able to do anything. I'm hoping the cost to get it fixed isn't too bad.

And, I hope J get's his car taken away and sold, because he doesn't deserve to have it.

Thats my story for the day...

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