I’m Alive!

Oh heeeeeey there. It’s been a while, eh?

Don’t worry – I haven’t gone off the deep end or anything. I have just been suuuper busy lately and to be honest, this blog and healthy living in general haven’t been the focal point of my life the past few months!

But then tonight, I had a great conversation with Kelly because we are speaking at FitBloggin’ together this year, and it made me realize it has been a looooooong time since I’ve checked in with you all and I want to give you a glimpse into why I’ve been so busy!

1.) I just had my biggest work-event of the year the week before last, which was a conference in Orlando with almost 5,000 attendees. It was a huge success in the end, but veeeeery hard work both leading up to it and at the conference itself, and I’m really glad it’s over.

2.) While in Florida at said event, I got a call from my neighbor while I was at a staff dinner, and when he called a second time I knew something was up. He was calling to let me know that he was standing with a police officer and that my car’s e-brake had failed and it rolled out of my parking spot and into the street, blocking the bike lane. I’d already gotten 4 parking tickets so he wasn’t giving me another one, but the officer was going to have a tow truck come to put it back in the spot with bricks behind the tires.

3.) Fast forward 20 minutes, and my neighbor calls again and starts with, “Hey Beth… I really don’t want to have to tell you this, but…” So I knew it wasn’t going to be good. Apparently, when the tow truck came, it lifted up the back tires to maneuver my car back into the spot, and then when it put the car back down, instead of putting it NEXT to the fence, they dropped it ON the fence. A steel fence. And it went through my car and made some holes and broke some parts. So that was fun.

4.) After removing myself from the dinner because I was completely freaking out so I could go call my insurance company, I left to head back to my hotel room, and promptly dropped my phone out of my hand. In my head I said, “That would actually be kind of funny if my phone broke now…” and then it did. And it wasn’t that funny. Especially when I called Geico from my computer and it disconnected, and then when they called me back on my cell I couldn’t answer it.

5.) BUT THEN! I got back to DC, got my phone fixed, and had my insurance come pick up and deal with the car. For the record, the police officer filed a report and since he was the witness, it’s pretty clear cut. I shouldn’t have to pay anything in the end, but it’s been a pain to deal with it all as I’m sure you can imagine.

6.) And then the next day, I ended up walking through the lobby of my apartment building and running into a guy who asked if I was there for the open house. I wasn’t, but asked him what was up and he said he was renting out an apartment two floors up from mine that is a one bedroom (I live in a studio) and it was barely more than I pay now for rent! Somehow, I talked to my current landlord and managed to make it happen, and so now I’m moving in less than a month! And I have a LOT of work to do. Yikes.

6.) And last, I definitely didn’t win the DietBet. But there will be another one. I need it.

12 Comments on I’m Alive!

  1. Catherine
    March 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm (7 years ago)

    Glad to see you posting again! Was just thinking today that it had been forever since I’d seen a post from you. Sorry to hear about the car/phone mess, but congrats on the new place!

    • Beth
      March 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks! This might have to switch into an apartment renovation blog for a little bit though. 🙂 I sort of impulsively decided it would be a good idea to pull up the carpet in the new place and it turns out the floors underneath are in BAD shape. So since then I’ve been doing a lot of manual labor that I didn’t know I was capable of! ha

  2. Caroline Combs
    March 12, 2014 at 5:48 am (7 years ago)

    Um, wow. Ok so that explains where you have been. Good grief I hope it’s all sorted out by now. And yes I am sure you will have better luck next time with DietBet. Enjoy your new apartment.

  3. Danielle Hughes
    March 12, 2014 at 6:25 am (7 years ago)

    Congrats on your lucky break on the new apartment. Sorry you had such a crap time just before a that though. Hope out all worked out in the end.

  4. Becky
    March 12, 2014 at 9:51 am (7 years ago)

    Good grief, lady! That sounds like a horrid ordeal but I am so glad you made it through and got it all taken care of! It is nice to hear from you again! Don’t leave us hanging. 🙂 And if you do another DietBet I am totally in!

  5. thecarbmonster
    March 12, 2014 at 9:55 am (7 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, what a cluster haha. Seems like something that would happen to me haha. I guess the bad things lead to good things, too. Hopefully the move and car repairs go smoothly 🙂

  6. pugrunaholic
    March 12, 2014 at 10:52 am (7 years ago)

    New to your blog. Really sounds like you had an interesting couple of days. Glad that you were able to take care of your broken phone and car and get a new apartment 🙂

  7. Leah
    March 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow, I would have been freaking out. Glad to see you post again! I loved your series on your surgery btw, especially learning more about the recovery process.

  8. Shelly
    March 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm (7 years ago)

    Glad you are alive! What a crazy week!

  9. Lisa J
    March 20, 2014 at 4:16 pm (7 years ago)

    Sorry to hear about your car but glad you are ok and back to blogging!

  10. chris
    August 9, 2014 at 6:16 am (6 years ago)



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