Saturday, November 8, 2008

While We Were Away.....

If you've been reading my blog lately, you might be aware of the fact that the Big Guy and I were away for a couple of weeks. It's hard to tear ourselves away from this place but sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do! Fortunately for us, this time the things that we had to do had to be done in sunny Brazil!

While we were away, I managed to check my email, blog and FACEBOOK once in a while. One morning I got the shock of a lifetime when I saw the photo at the top of this post on my oldest son's FACEBOOK page. I think this was taken during the mum season this fall but he somehow managed to keep this little "incident" a secret from me. He must have figured that it was safe to post the evidentiary pictures while I was down in South America, assuming that I would not be able to access the internet in such a small, out of the way town like Maragogi.......well, he was wrong!

Now let me explain a little bit of history about my son and I. Those of you who know me, know that I have issues with Junior's driving. I KNOW that he drives too fast in his sporty little beater that he thinks is a Mazarati.
I also ABHOR his motorbike, which he lovingly calls his "crotch rocket".......anything with a name like "crotch rocket" just can't be a good thing! (My apologies to all those readers out there in blog land who find my terminology a bit distasteful but that's what the kids are calling motorbikes these days, I tell you no lies. Consider yourself just slight more hip than you were a moment ago).
All that being said, up till now, I had no actual PROOF that his driving left a little to be desired.

That is all in the past are the facts about the way Junior drives.......
I'm not really sure what he was thinking when he drove into this ditch. I'm afraid he may have thought he was driving the General Lee. He does look a little like Bo, don't you think?

Well, he really got himself stuck and had to call in the cavalry.

Around here, the cavalry doesn't look like this.........

It looks like this........

This mishap is a little worse than usual though, and takes a bit more thinking to figure out how to get good old General Lee out of the ditch.

So, according to this pictorial version of events, they first had to attach some straps in all the right places. It looks like Junior was in charge of making sure that everything was correctly secured.......I question the wisdom of that decision. It looks like they only had one chance to get this rescue operation right!I think that guys LOVE it when a rescue operation requires a bobcat because it's just a lot of fun !

The disturbing thing about these pictures, in my opinion, is the fact that so many people knew about this incident and nobody ever told me about it.......even our ever organized Mr D. was in there helping Junior out of this bind but not a WORD of it got to me!
I'm not sure who got the bright idea of taking pictures at this big rescue operation. I'm even less sure of what would possess Junior to put these pictures on FACEBOOK where I can access them.........doesn't he know that I have a BLOG?!
Now, I just have to finish off this latest post with a great big "THANKS A BUNCH" to Marina at who gave me this great award!

It is my pleasure to send this award out to a few of my blogger peeps out there. Check out their sites because I know you'll love them like I do :)

1. Rosa at

2. Colleen at

3. Chandra at

4. Nancy at


17 Responses to “While We Were Away.....”

Rosa said...

Poor Jr! I don't think it occured to him that this little adventure would end up in blogland! LOL
Oh, and thanks for the award!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Never had sons. Now I think I'm glad I didn't. I have a grandson though. No telling what things he'll think up to do to torture his poor mother and bring her gray hair before her time. She was a creative one. So I'm just waiting to see what shenanigans he'll pull. Glad to be grammy now.

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh boy, did he get into trouble? I'm scared to death of my boys driving. I'll have to make sure they sign up for a facebook so I can keep track of them. :-)

Nancy-Mom said...

He sure wasn't thinking that day !! but when we saw him last week he didn't look like he was suffering too much!!
thanks for the award.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Got such a kick out of your blog! At first i thought your kid MADE that Vehicle...looked like airplane parts and all. Then sa you are in the Biz!

We were in Recife and Olinda Brazil earlier in the year. I love Brazilians!!

Thanks for popping by my blog, so I had a great chance to check yours out!

Dana King said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...yours looks like a fun way to look at life.

Joyce said...

Oh dear I'm glad your son didn't get hurt. AND I love how you found out!
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
I love the Poinsettia plant, so many beautiful colors! I look forward to reading about them as the season gets closer.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That is the wildest looking thing I've ever seen; is it a tractor? Whatever it is, I'd take the keys to it away from junior for a while!

sandra/tx said...

Cute. LOL I have a teen male driver, who drives a lot like your son, except we don't own farm equipment.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :-)

Bo said...

Well hello...nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog...I had fun reading about your boy's big adventure! ;-) Bo

MelD said...

Your post made me laugh out loud! First at the crazy picture of my DH and then at the fact that Jr. was asking me today when we dropped by the greenhouse when we were coming to stay at your place again! I was flattered at first but now I see he just wants you out of the house so he won't get any more flack ;) Hmmmm! Thanks for the laugh today!

marina said...

OW, KIDS!!!I'm so afraid about anything that has wheels and can be driven by a child!!! Am I an overprotected mom? My hubby thinks so and sometimes I do too!
Didn't your son know that you're a blogger mom with special abilities and you can know everything about everything in no time? He should have known better!!!

TattingChic said...

LOL! What on earth is that thing he got stuck in the ditch? And I think you were right; it WAS a conspiracy to keep the evidence of said "stuckage" from you, LOL!

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. To answer your question I got the pendant case from a lace supply company who doesn't have an online link. I did get some responses from people who said they just purchased them from Etsy, but they didn't mention which shops. I'll bet if you check the comments of that blog post and find out who said they got 'em at etsy and comment on their blogs they would be glad to say which shop! Sorry, I can't be of much help, but I don't even know how to make another purchase from the place I got the pendant case from. They didn't have the best contact info available!

Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

What exactly IS that vehicle that Junior ran into the ditch? I have NEVER seen anything like it before! I thought it was an airplane at first! LOL :-)

antigoni said...

This award is given to you by me. Marina gave you the "Kreativ blogger" award.
Don't be agree for not telling you about this incident. Nobody injured and you couldn't do anything from the place you were. So they thought probably that the only thing that you could do is to worry and be sad for the rest of your trip. Just forget it. Your son got the message and learned his lesson.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Tamara, What is that thing? I can't make heads or tails of it. I'm sorry....but I had to laugh at this situation. My sons could never figure out how I managed to find out the things they did. LOL...I can't believe he posted all the photos.

Liz said...

Ahhh Junior. Lesson #1: Never be photographed. :)

My husband suffers from the same problem, I call him Mr. Need For Speed. But after his last ticket, which required a court date, he's slowed down. :)