Thursday, November 03, 2011

One good side to an historic draught

With everything going on right now, including house stuff that I’m not allowed to post about, I feel like we just can’t win. If it weren’t for bad luck, we’d have no luck at all.

Yesterday morning I had a work meeting downtown. The parking lot at the office is tiny and narrow and difficult to navigate, especially in a Suburban. I found one space at the far end, and carefully made me way to it, only to find that it was blocked with cones that I hadn’t seen. So I backed out, ever so slowly, making damn sure not to hit the cars behind and next to me. I concentrated so hard on not hitting the cars that I completely missed the tree that was growing at an odd angle.

Suddenly there was a bang and an explosion of glass. I had backed right into the tree, and it took out my back window.

Sonofabitch.

suburban

While shaking uncontrollably, I managed to edge myself into another space and go inside for my meeting. I’m pretty sure I was white and shaking for most of it.

Today we’re calling around to get the window replaced. And my project manager is looking into getting the company to reimburse my deductible, which is above and beyond awesome.

In the meantime, I’m glad we’re in no danger of getting any rain.

3 comments:

Holly said...

I hate how trees are always sneaking up behind cars.

(That's a bummer. Glad you are okay!)

The Empress said...

How did this happen? Did a branch come in?

You must've jumped and sh*t your pants at the same time.

I can't even imagine..glad you were alone.

Poor thing...

Susan said...

I hope this has been taken care of for you - how I know the toll these things take on one's psyche. Hope your luck takes a turn for the better very soon.