My ego is about a size Huge and you can all thank "gbro". I got an e-mail from him asking for a blog. Evidently, he's going into withdrawal or something, LMAO.
Anyhoo, a couple of days after my last post I was a wreck. Er, um, I mean, I HAD a wreck. And it wasn't even my fault, dangit. No, it was NOT!!!
I'm gonna get real paranoid about August if I have a wreck next year in August. For those of you who don't know, or don't remember, I got rear-ended in August of '05. Now I've had a wreck in August '06. I swear, I'm seriously considering public transportation or hermitage for August '07 !!
Mother and I were driving West on McKinney. A Dingbat, in a tearing hurry, was sitting at the stop sign on Crawford and couldn't wait for the Van next to me to finish his turn onto Crawford. If she had waited, she would have seen me. But, as I said, she was in a hurry. For a change, I was driving the speed limit, I braked as hard as I could, and even swerved a bit into the East bound lane, but I still hit her. The air bags deployed, the seat belts did their jobs, and Mother and I were shaken, not stirred or broken. We were however bruised and strained in our necks and transported to the ER on backboards and with hard C-collars.
Those devices would have come in very handy during the Inquisition. Trust me. if you've never had the pleasure, avoid them at all costs.
Actually I told a fib above. Mother does have a small fracture. Her left humerus is broken just below the shoulder joint. And the left hip, thought it was the knee, but the Bone Doc says it's the hip referring pain to the knee, is real sore.
Dr. Blair, the Bone guy, says to expect 6-8 weeks of soreness.
The way I know this wreck is not my fault? you may be wondering... The other driver left the seen with three, count them 3, tickets. The first was for Failure to Yield the Right of Way, thereby causing the wreck. The second was for having an unrestrained child in the car. "Well, gee Holly, how did the Occifer know that child was unrestrained?" You might ask. He knew that bairn was unrestrained because that child was small enough to need a child seat and there was no child seat in the car, that's how he knew!!! Would anyone care to guess for what the third ticket was issued? No, Flo, you already know, that's cheating. OK, Law Dog, quit bouncing in front of your keyboard, you know I'm gonna call on you. Yes, that's right, "Failure to maintain financial responsibility" otherwise known as NO FLIPPIN' INSURANCE.
I am so glad I never got around to cancelling the full coverage on the truck. I still had uninsured motorists coverage as well as rental reimursement and towing coverage.
State Farm totalled my little truck. But I was expecting them to. My poor little Ranger was a '99 model and had 131K miles. And the wreck broke the front axle. How that happened at <30 mph I do not know.
But, do not despair, my faithful readers there is a happy ending.
TO BE CONTINUED...