Don't know where to start with this one. I let the crew go home early today, being it's a three day weekend, yet I stayed to get everything done that needed to be done before going. It was a long day to say the least.
Only took an hour to get home, not bad for a holiday weekend with my commute. But God, I was sure glad to get here. Three day weekend. Not a thought about work. Only bummer was that Brad was going to go to his brother's for Christmas, which left me here alone. Not too big of deal, but that's my choice - saw the parents over Thanksgiving and that was a lot to take! But glad I did.
Anyhow, when I got home we made some celebratory cocktails and made a cheers to the holidays. A friend of Brads stopped by, so we had another and visited for a while.
About an hour later we decided to go to our favorite mexican restaurant for dinner. Our friend, the owner sat down with us and chatted for a while. He said to only have one beer because the cops are crazy tonight, so we promised we would. After a nice visit with Jessy, we had a great meal as always. Kept to the one beer and then went to water. We paid our bill and said our goodbye's and holiday wishes. Decided to just go back home.
As luck would have it, up and around the corner we got pulled over. "You didn't use your turn signal" the officer said. "sure we did". "Not on this street, but when you pulled away from where you were parked." He so kindly said. One thing I have to say right here..... He was no-where near where we pulled out. He pulled up at a stop light when we did, going a different direction. Absolutely no way he could have seen us pull out.
Jessy had said that several people had been pulled over recently because they staked his place out since there was a bar right next door. Using binoculars and such to radio people leaving. Not that we didn't believe him, but in our town? The cops would have to be complete dick's to do that. Maybe they really are.....
Brad was driving my rig because over the fourth of july weekend I was pulled over right after leaving a local bar. I was arrested for DUI. Didn't have a lot to drink, but was over the legal limit so my ass got taken to jail and the last five months have been kinda like being in hell. Except for a few nice times. I swear, getting a DUI is like buying a new car. Fines for everything! I am somewhat bitter about it, but at the same time, I have drank less when going out, and I never drive anymore. It's a shame I let Brad drive tonight. He was arrested. I feel so horrible about the whole thing. We weren't out to go drinking or anything, just to have dinner and come home. He is supposed to leave tomorrow to visit family and now he's in jail. I know the experience I had and can't help but well up thinking about him there. They really treat you like shit. I don't think I'll sleep much tonight. I don't care how much I sleep - I just want to give Brad a big hug and let him know all will be well. My God, my nightmare with this will be over in February, his is just starting. I prayed, well more like begged God, over and over while they tested him that all would work out well.
The only thing right now I'm grateful for is selfish. I'm on a three year probation - which means I can't have any alcohol for three years - at least if I do, and they want, they can make me take a breathalyzer which I can't refuse. I would go straight to jail if I violated probation. WTF?!!?
This whole night was so damn innocent. We don't drink a lot, but now I'm wondering if I ever want to drink again. These days it's really not worth it. At least in the good old town of Livermore.
I'm sad, I'm worried about Brad. I can't wait to get into the new year. With Brad's financial situation, I'm sure it will be a big hit on me. But I'll do what I have to do. He's really a good man. I love him. I know he loves me.
I hope everyone else has a wonderful holiday. I will when Brad is back in my arms.
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