The Weekend or A Comedy of Errors, same thing really.

It’s Monday already! Does it seem like the weekend just flew by? It sure feels that way to me but that’s probably not a bad thing. I don’t know about yours, but our weekend was a little ‘crazy with a side of nuts’ kind of weekend and it all started Friday afternoon……

Hanky oh nuts

MacGyver and I decided to go to the Venice house for the weekend, well actually, I decided and MacGyver went along. He didn’t really want to go but I can be pretty convincing when I really want to do something so that’s that. Anyway, I went out to pack up the car and just as I walked over to the car door, a bazillion wasps flew out of the trash and attacked me! I got stung 5 times in the ankle before I even had a chance to react.

wasp sting
Y’all, it hurt! No seriously, it was so painful. I contemplated not going to Venice for all of 5 seconds but then I was like, nah. Fortunately my allergies had been bothering me earlier in the day so I had taken a Benadryl, and I think that kept the swelling down quite a bit.

My pretty cankle

I’ve got a perty right cankle!

I did sport a serious cankle for most of the weekend, but since I’m only allergic to bees and not wasps, it wasn’t catastrophic. It could’ve been pretty bad…fortunately, there was no need to call Bear Grylls.

Bear Grylls

EWWWW, No, Just No Bear!

We finally got on the road and just 10 minutes into the drive it starting pouring, as in monsoon conditions, but we made it to Venice unscathed. We were there all of 15 minutes when I heard a rather large crash outside. No one was injured but my new tropical style umbrella took a beating as a very large limb fell off the tree in the backyard.

Needless to say when bedtime rolled around we were pretty glad to end the day.

Saturday morning, MacGyver and I decided to hit up some garage sales. We went to a community wide sale with about 60 individual sales. It was pure awesomeness and we had a blast. At the very last sale MacGyver and I were chit chatting with the homeowner when we heard a crash followed by a screeching sound that seemed to go on forever. A few seconds later we see an elderly woman pull over with a rather large scrape down the entire side of her car.

As we made our way towards her, Garage Sale Granny steps out and immediately asks us what happened. When we told her that she hit something, she said she realized that. So we asked her why she didn’t stop immediately if she knew she hit something and she said that she thought she had just clipped her bumper on the curb…

old lady drivers
But wait, it gets worse. We rounded the corner and the first thing we see….


is my car,

freshly scratched, with newly acquired dents.

my car with damage
It wasn’t too bad considering how bad her car was and I actually felt sorry for her, but as the homeowner pointed out, there are little signs that you should probably give up driving. This would be a sign!

We exchanged information and all that stuff and then MacGyver and I made our way back to the house. It was around noon and we decided to just go out and fish for a few hours.

I caught some snapper, a grouper and a trout and I was good to go and ready to turn back but MacGyver is never satisfied. When the fish are biting, it doesn’t matter what else is going on because MacGyver will continue to fish. And that is why we stayed out far past the time we should have……how far?

Like this….


The perfect storm
Okay, it was that bad, it felt like it was though. It was pouring and we were in the small boat with no cover so we had to haul ass to a bridge. It was thundering and lightning was crashing down all around my head. I’m just gonna go ahead and throw it out there, I was scared shitless and I cried like a little bitch.

Looking at the picture afterwards, it doesn’t look all that bad but I assure you, it was.

under a bridge


We had to hide out under the bridge for an hour and I was a soaking wet, cold mess.

After about an hour, we ventured out and the fish were still biting, so MacGyver would not take us home. We continued to fish for another hour. But when I saw lightning off in the distance I threatened to dismember him if he did not take us back. MacGyver drove us home. He fears no storm but he does fear the wrath of me!

Fortunately the rest of the night was uneventful and by the next morning the storm had passed and it was beautiful. We spent Sunday morning and early afternoon fishing and I caught a pretty sweet redfish and many other types of fish. I even caught a stingray. It was a great day out on the water mainly because I caught more fish than MacGyver and that always makes me happy. Competitive? No! Okay, a little…

We came home and did a little yard work, cleaned up the house and got ready to come home. As we loaded the car, MacGyver looked up at me and said, “You know, it looks like our luck has changed. This has been the perfect day.” And I was just glad nothing was trying to sting me.

As we were driving home, there was an accident on the interstate. We exited as soon as we saw it and reentered at the next onramp completely missing the entire thing and all the traffic associated with it. I started to believe him, our luck had changed.

I took a little nap with Hank in the front seat and woke up just in time to see the big bridge we cross heading into St. Pete towards home.

It wasn’t pretty….

Storm over bayside bridge
Yeah, hello storm.

Luck is overrated anyway!

So, how was your weekend?
What did you do?

6 thoughts on “The Weekend or A Comedy of Errors, same thing really.

  1. Is that a walnut between your legs or are you just happy to see me? (I know bad, but had to) I am sorry for the hellish weekend, but glad you survived. I HATE stinging things (bees, wasps, hornets…) so I would have freaked out and am kind of doing so reading your post. Glad you are okay, cankle and all! Scary boat story! Have you not seen Robert Redford’s movie All is Lost? Well I did and it scared the heck out of me. That bridge is freaky alone. My stomach kind of drops seeing it. Here is to a new week with less scary adventures:)

    My weekend was okay. Funeral home proceeded by going cray cray for the second day in a row on the phone with FTD. All I have to say about that is NEVER order from FTD. Oh and the bf leased a cheap car so I can use it for better mileage and we were out cruising all weekend only to realize they never put the plate on. LOL Here’s to new weeks:)

    • LOL, plates are overrated too hehe. I hope your week gets better. And that bridge we sat under, I didn’t even mention the flippin birds and bats that kept flying out, it was beyond scary! It’s over now though and I think I earned some shopping points so there’s that…:)

  2. Wow–too much crazy stuff for one weekend that is for sure! What a bummer. I am glad you can keep a sense of humor about it. Hang in there!

    • I learned a long time ago that if I couldn’t laugh about it, my life might really suck, LOL. Seriously though, I never sweat the small stuff anymore, it’s just not worth it. 🙂

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