Friday, May 16, 2008

The Latest in the Life of Kristin





On Wednesday, I wanted to go to the library, but with the price of gas I didn't want to drive, so I thought that I would ride my bike pulling all three kids in the bike trailer. I would be able to save some gas money and I would be able to get my exercise all in one trip. Oh yeah, I was going to stop by Smith’ grocery store to pick up a few things as well. So I got all the kids ready and all the books we had to return. We were returning a total of 26 books to the library. I had most of them in my backpack and some of them in the pocket of the bike trailer and the other 6 on the bottom of the bike trailer. So we finally got all packed up and we were off. I was going slow I'm sure!!! But I was still doing it. We were on the bike trail by the Provo River and they have made a new path that goes under Geneva Road about 350 North in Provo. When I got to the underpass I could tell that there was a little bit of water in it, but I figure it was only a tiny bit and it would be ok to go under the bridge. Well boy was I wrong! Water ended going up to my knees and the bike trailer got so wet. Lacey got wet up to her chest, Lydia and Luke, were wet up to their waist. Oh, it made me a little upset! They kids were freaking out. I had to get out of the water I was wet up to my thighs because I had to move the bike and the trailer around in the water. When I got out--I hurried and got the books out of the trailer. I only got out 4 books till I got home and realized that there was 2 more swimming around in the bottom of the trailer. After the ride home there was still 3-4 inches of water in the bottom of the trailer. So when I got home I got all the kids changed, got them in the car and set off to the library with all my 26 books. Well, 6 got water damaged and now we have to pay 63 dollars. We are working with the city because I think that they should be responsible for the water in the tunnel. (Shouldn’t they have put a drain in the under pass so this would not happen?) So hopefully we will not have to pay the money. Here I was trying to save money, but it just ended up costing more money. I was going to post earlier about it, but I just couldn't--I was too upset When I was at the library I had a break down and was crying and I had to go sit on a bench and the kids were trying to figure out what was wrong, they keep asking why are you crying. I guess it was just too much for me to handle. Now hopefully I can laugh about it. Life happens doesn’t it!
I know that it is hard to tell in the pictures what is going on. If you look closely you can see the water and where the kids are wet up to. The last picture of the trailer has standing water in it after the ride back and the kids getting out. I had to dump out the water and there was a lot in it.

5 comments:

Emily said...

That is the WILDEST story ever.

I woudl cry too. I can't believe that happened.

yes, I think that there may be a way to hold the city responsible, but I'm not sure exactly how to do it.

Have you figured out who to contact yet?

I'm sorry. :(

Liz said...

I probably would have started crying sooner- like while I was still in the water! It made a good story to blog about! I hope the city comes through for you!

Judy Lamont Stock said...

I am soooo sorry, but all I can do is laugh!!! NOT about the fine but just imagining you having to go through all of the water. No doubt, the stinky town should pay for the book fees!!! I love it!!! =)

Gabey the Baby said...

That is one of the funniest stories we have ever heard. At the time I doubt it was that funny. We enjoyed reading it anyway. Good luck with your lawsuit. :)

summerzfamily said...

That is the funniest story ever--- thanks for sharing-- you are a great mom....... keep on trucking!!!
xoxo
PS-- go after them.... you have to fight for your right these days ;)