Posted in Ramblings of a Single Dad

Crazy Storms

On Sunday, November 17, 2013 there was a major storm system that moved through the area. Towns in Illinois were leveled, and here in where I live we had wind gusts of up to 70 miles an hour.

Chloe broke her glasses after church on Sunday and I decided that I would take them up to Walmart to be fixed after Sammy woke up from his nap. It had been raining, but I wasn’t expecting anything like what hit us as we arrived at Walmart. Needless to say a lot of crazy things happen.

We were sitting in a line of cars in the front of the store when I saw this shopping cart heading straight for me from the other end of the parking lot. I was afraid it was going to set the air bag off it was traveling so fast. It hit square in front of the drivers seat on the front bumper. The force of the impact was so hard it left a permanent indent in the front bumper of my car. (Picture Below)

To top that off the car is peppered by several other shopping carts leaving random patches of damage all over the vehicle.

The front fender right above the tire

The rear drivers side door has some damage to the plastic trim, not that it is super visible in this picture, the high res one shows it nicely.

To top that off I get out of the car to run in the store right quick and drop off Chloe’s glasses and my glasses get ripped off my face and sent flying across the parking lot. Luckily, this is the Walmart where I had my eye exam. They gave me a sample pair of contacts.

When the rain finally died down I found my glasses in the middle of the road a good 20-30 feet from where they had been blown off of my face. Of course they had been run over. Thankfully, they were the Flexon frames and the frame was still in good shape, the nose-piece however was not.

I’ve fixed it so they are usable at home in this picture, but you can tell that the nose piece was embedded in the plastic lens if you look carefully at the left lens. It’s the big white spec.

I just wanted to share, I found the events rather interesting and unique. I heard tons of odd stories at work today too.

On a brighter note, today Sammy turned 9 months old! So very exciting!


I'm just a man trying to find my place in this world. Walking through emotions and pain trying to become a more Godly man.