Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Oh my poor Yarnbox....sniff

So, it's been quite a summer. A pinched nerve in my back (not once but twice) leaving me pretty much incapacitated until I could get fixed up by my wonderful chiropractor. 

Then, I ripped my leg open and needed 18 stitches. 

I raised my hands up and said to the universe: "What next?" 

There was my mistake. Universe answered and said "How about THIS?"
This morning I was coming home from Best Buy, with a back-up drive for my computer. I've never gotten into the habit of backing anything up. I've heard so many horror stories lately about people losing important files, especially photos. I've been pushing my luck for too long and decided I needed to start protecting my digital information.

I got the last one of these on the shelf at Best Buy. On sale, too. It even coordinates with my orange laptop cover! 

So, I was minding my own business, was less than 3 miles from home, and had myself a little bit of excitement. A guy pulled out from a side road (while I was traveling toward the intersection at 55 mph) and he attempted to turn. I think he thought I was going to stop (he had a stop sign, I did not).  I had enough time to lay on my horn and try to swerve around him, but he hit me right on the side and flipped me over. There is nothing that compares to the feeling you get when you are starting to roll over. I put my hands over my head and just prayed there would not be another car coming down the road to hit me again. I came to a stop, upright, within a few feet of an accounting building. I'm glad I didn't hit that too.

Anyway, I am ok (as far as I know). Sore, and will most likely be more sore tomorrow. I assume the insurance company will say my dear Yarnbox.... the car I have loved most in all my life, is totaled. Here is a photo of where the roof scraped the road (or vice versa!) More photos on flickr here 


Jane said...

OMG, Trish!!! I'm SO sorry that happened, but extremely happy you weren't badly hurt. You weren't, were you?? Take it slow and easy until you are sure (I'm such a worry wort!) And your poor car. I know how much you love it. Not. Fair.

Mitchypoo said...

Wow, that looks like a horrible accident. I'm glad you are ok.

Karen said...

Scary! You are so lucky you didn't get hit on the drivers side! Glad you are ok.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm soooo glad you are alive and well to tell about this. And I am SO sorry about the loss of your incredibly cool vehicle. I so understand the loss, I've driven my blue bug, Joy, for 9 years and 130,000 miles. She's my friend.

Do something kind for yourself. Be selfish for a day or two or five until you have gone through your mourning... that loss will come in waves.

Still, as your friend I'm glad you came out OK. Cars are easier to replace than people.


Maria said...

Trish, I am so grateful and relieved that you were not hurt in a more serious way. I'm so sorry about Yarnbox. I know how much your happy green car meant to you.

karrie said...

I am so glad you are okay!