Friday, November 28, 2008

A smashing time

I need to catch up on what's been going on. Our anniversary was great. We enjoyed the morning.

I received several new books which is a great present since I enjoy reading. I gave my wife a card that had in it an appointment card for the new Apple store downtown. It said your gift awaits you. She has been talking about the IPhone, so she was very happy. In fact, there were squeals of delight. She went to the store, picked out the 3 G IPhone, an Apple blue tooth, a protective case and a few other goodies. We then met up for a nice lunch at a restaurant.

In the afternoon, I had a couple of errands to run. After making my last stop, I was pulling out of a parking lot to make a left turn. It was just about dark. There was a fair amount of traffic. I looked both ways, saw an opening and pulling out to move to the opposing lane. Suddenly, there was a car coming right towards me. I saw their expressions right before they slammed into the side of Blue. The airbag exploded on impact.

Thankfully, no one was hurt. The ambulance came and a couple of the people in the other car were checked but no one was injured. I told the officer that I had looked carefully before pulling out but didn't see the car until it was right on me. Their headlights weren't on but their parking lights were.

Both cars had to be towed off. Blue is sitting at the BMW place with the driver's door and the quarter panel smashed in. I'm not sure what the insurance adjustor will say. The tow truck driver thought that she might be totalled. I hope not. I love that car.

Anyway, the best thing about this is that no one was injured. Everyone was civil and caring. The police officer was a good guy. And good insurance will help with restitution for damages incurred.

I got a ride home around 9:30 PM. My wife was thankful that everyone was okay. She said, "Well, the car is only a thing. But you're everything to me. "

I have a lot of gratitude for that. And for the great Thanksgiving day in which we could make a few jokes at my expense about the fact that I had just said the other day that I had never had an accident. Never say never!

I'll catch up with each of you as soon as I can. I'm off to a meeting in Florida today. And yes, I'm driving......


  1. I'm glad you'r OK. I was in a wreck with our brand new car a few weeks ago and thought it would be totalled but it wasn't and now it's fixed. Hope it's the same for you. jeNN

  2. oh no! i'm so sorry about blue!!! i'm glad though you say you had a good day. i don't think i'd be as good natured about it if i were you... and this morning was a close one for my baby too. i saw it all in my rearview mirror...

  3. I know first hand about that 'never say never' thing. :)

    I'm glad too, that you are okay. Safe travels to Fl and back.


  4. Congratulations to you both. I wish you'd had the smashing time without the smash...but, as your wife mentioned, it was just a thing that got injured ... not a person (you) !

  5. Syd, I am so glad that everyone is okay. That is what is most important. God is good! Life's lessons are amazing.

    I am happy you and your wife had a nice anniversary. You two give me hope.

    Safe driving today and enjoy the warmer weather. Peace and Serenity.


  6. I'm so glad you are ok, and your wife's words touched me!

    Great job on the gift this year! Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

  7. I'm very glad that you're okay Syd.

  8. I am so glad that you are alright. You might want to take extra care of yourself over the next couple of days...there could be aches and pains that might pop up. Otherwise, it's good to be alive! Amen!

  9. Ha, I get it now....a "smashing" time. lol

    I am so glad that you are ok. Those things happen....I have some stories I could tell, but won't. ;o)

    Your anniversary sounds like it was so nice. And what a great gift and what a great presentation! You are the man!

  10. There are very few things better than a loving relationship between a man and his wife. That's what I hear in this post. So glad your anniversary was a loving one.

    As for "blue" - thank goodness no one was hurt and, as your wife said, it is just a "thing". You'll not be able to take that with you, but your shared love with your wife will go with you into eternity.

  11. So glad you are ok, and the other people too - your wife is right, a car is just a thing. People are all that truly matter in life!

  12. OMGosh! Glad you are OK.........and what a precious couple you seem to be.

    List of gratitudes?

    Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

  13. It is sad to see a Beemer bite the dust. Glad all is well with you.

  14. Whoa...glad you are okay. Sounds like you and your wife had a lovely anniversary. Enjoy the meeting and the drive.

  15. Yikes. Glad to hear you are OK. Be careful in that Holiday traffic.

  16. Sorry to hear about the accident, but so very glad to hear that you are ok. And glad to hear you had a wonderful anniversary and Thanksgiving.

  17. Ok, I've never had a ticket in my life. Am I screwed now? lol I know I'm playing with fire.

    What is an iPhone??

    Glad you were all kept safe.


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