Roly-poly

I didn’t kiss the girls and make them cry. But in responding to a call-out for a car rollover (I am a volunteer ambulance officer)… I rolled our car. It’s pretty much totalled but all the damage I seem to have sustained is a some small cuts on my elbow. This the first time I’ve ever crashed a car, so I am a little shaken up, but in one piece. The vehicle is probably a write-off, but I did land on the wheels again and drive to the other crash – the driver of which was unhurt. So: other than more expenses while I still fight with our dear petty bureaucrats, I have much to be grateful for. Still, you are not getting much of a post tonight (it’s night for me).

19 comments

  1. Man, are you having a rough time of it. Don’t know what else to say, other than glad you weren’t badly injured, or dead. There again if you were dead this blog wouldn’t have been written, or it would be proof of life after death. Take care.

  2. What’s that saying pilots have – any landing you can walk away from is good? I think any crash you can drive away from is definitely a good one.

    But please don’t do that again.

    Also it occurs to me that if you can drive it and if it is required to be writen off see if you can buy a second car do the same brand and use the current one for spares.

  3. Glad you’re ok.

    Hope you took some ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory before going to sleep, because you’re probably going to be sore as hell for the next couple of days.

  4. Dave, I’m just glad you’re okay. I came over to put up a “think of Dave right now” post and found you had already done this. That’s above and beyond, my brother. Take care and let me know if you need anything.

  5. My middle son rolled his car avoiding a deer at night. Car was totalled. He was uninjured. More important, he did no property damage, so there was no police (or rather sheriff) report. Car was paid for. Since there was no police report, my insurer did not hear about it – at least unless I was stupid enough to file a claim. Instead I sold the car to a scrap yard (the one it had been taken to), and I called my auto insurer the next day and told him to remove the car from our insurance as it had been sold. Avoided a big increase in auto insurance.

  6. Condolences on the car crash, Dave.

    I’ve never rolled a car myself, but I have fallen off several motorcycles over the years when I was young, dumb and made of rubber. I think if I fell off one today I wouldn’t bounce as well. Probably more of a splat type of thing.

  7. Good to hear your bits and pieces are all in one place yet. Stinks about the roll, though.

    Bad stuff happens, but it always seems we notice it more in proximity to the good things we try to do. Like there should be some property of the universe that notices our virtue and holds disaster in abeyance. Yet the real world doesn’t work like that.

    In fiction, the worlds we create have to make sense where reality operates under no such restrictions. Unfortunate events rain down upon our characters with regularity- but I’d much rather living in a calmer, safer world than that!

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