December 15, 2010

Crunch Time

No needlework today. I'm posting this for my sister, who is generally our pre-Christmas car cruncher, although to be fair, not for a number of years now. I drove through the metro station parking garage, a place I've driven a thousand times before, and hit a big concrete pylon type thing that has always been there, and which I have safely navigated around a thousand times before today. Peeled the car skin back just like the lid on a cat food can. I'm hoping the underlying engine stuff is ok, but there's no doubt there's quite a bit of damage. Even the experienced Allstate claims adjuster said "Wow!" to the damage. I had to tear some pieces off with my hands to pull them away from the tire so I could drive to the claims center. I have a rental car to drive. And either the 'flu, or one of the worst colds I've had in years, which may be why I miscalculated. Thank goodness I didn't hit another car--or a person. It is just stuff, even if it is an inconvenient bit of stuff to have out of commission.



Chester: "Did someone say 'catfood can?'"

25 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh Glenna, I'm so sorry! It's always a pain to have your car out of commission. And to be sick on top of it. Hope you're feeling better soon and the car bills aren't huge. Take it easy!

gracie said...
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gracie said...

Awful about the car...but at least you did not get hurt. Hope your cold is soon gone and your car is back.

Tanya said...

Yikes! So glad no one was hurt.

Snow coming?!
Tanya

Cari said...

I'm glad you are OK....and still have a sense of humor!! Chester is pretty darn cute. I'm so sorry about your run in with the cement. Hang in there!!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Geeez, glad you are OK, I wish you wouldn't take these crash courses.....

carolm said...

So sorry about your car. In a few days just start stitching again, things hav e a way of working out and you seem to have a great attitude. Keep smiling.Carolm

Laurie in Iowa said...

What a PITA. Hope you start feeling better soon and the insurance check comes quickly.

Rabbits' Guy said...

CRAP! CRAP comes in threes .. so you better report something else that already happened NOW!

The picture and report reminds me of a sort of a joke .. (you guessed that, right?)

Lady calls the garage .."Ya, Ray's AutoFixit, Ray here" "Ray, my car is making funny noises" "Like what noises?" "Sort of a Brp Brp, Dut dut dut - what is wrong? what do you think that sounds like?" "Sounds like a trip to Hawaii!"

bunnygirl said...

Oh, dear. I'm sorry you had to have this happen at all, much less at holiday time. At least no one was hurt. It's only stuff. Sorta.

Siobhan said...

Oh, yikes. I am SO sorry!! Agh. I did that to my poor Roxanne a few years ago. I drove too close to a wrought iron gate that I'd driven through countless times, and peeled the skin off the car. I hope it doesn't take too long to get fixed! I hope you're feeling better soon, too. xxo

Alice said...

Oh darn. What a bad thing to happen! I'm glad you are okay though, and hope you feel better soon.

Anna van Schurman said...

Glad you are okay but sucks esp this time of year. Feel better!

Catherine said...

Glad to hear that no one was hurt! You seem to have good spirits about it all - after all - these things happen, what can you do.

Hope you are feeling better soon and have your car back together in no time!

The Scarlett House said...

Good golly Glenna, that's a bummer, but at least nobody was hurt. It could have been worse. What if you were on your way to the LNS for a sale and hit the gas instead of the break and plowed right through? Think of all that wonderful fabric, thread, and charts that could have been destroyed. I think hitting a pole was less painful.
Get well!

Sandy said...

NO!! Glenna, I'm so sorry. I did this exact same thing myself a couple of days ago, so I know how you felt. The sound of crunching metal ... not good. You've got a great attitude, though! Hope you're feeling better by now.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I have been known to mis-judge a corner, a pole or whatever but it's usually ME that smacks into them. That's a lot of damage, I'm so glad you're safe.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Nicole said...

Oh no Glenna!! I'm so sorry! Don't feel too bad - I did the same thing not too long ago. I was leaving the Sonic drive thru and looked over for a second, when I looked back I was practically on top of one of those yellow poles. Dented my door pretty good (dh said it looked like I got hit by a school bus). Hope you feel better soon!!! Take care!!

Karen said...

Bummer about the car and to be sick on top of that aggravation...grrrr! Hope you feel better soon. {{Hugs}}

ps, Chester sure is a handsome fella!

Katrina said...

Oh Glenna, that's terrible!!! I hate that for you. Hope you are feeling much better, colds and flu, yuck, yuck, yuck :-(.

Berit said...

Ah; that's terrible! :(

As you say, it is just stuff and thankfully no one was hurt.

It so looks like aluminum foil or tuna can! :o

The Fab Furs said...

Glad you're OK. All the car safety devices do a good job protecting the people in the car, but the outside of the car seems to be toast more often than not. Perhaps you could outsource some of your Christmas duties and huddle up with buns and stitchery until you feel better.

Brigitte said...

This is frustrating and a pain. But as long as nobody is hurt and the damage can be repaired you still were very lucky. And I hope your are already feeling a lot better by now.

Daffycat said...

Oh man, that REALLY sucks. I'm so sorry, Glenna!

quiltcat said...

Ouch, what a pain about the car! and then to be sick, too, on top of it. Glad you weren't hurt!