05 July 2008

Bumper to Bumper ...

... So I didn't quite get to Dairy House on time this morning ...

Road junction ... start to move off ... car storming along just comes into view ... jam on brakes ... crunch/bang/shunt ... ... sad bumper and bent rear, smashed light and front bumper of the car behind who thought I'd gone ... woops-a-daisy ... Irritating but not the end of the word as no-one was hurt and we all live to see another day. One just has to be philosophical at time like this, but it does help if you know it wasn't your fault and your No Claims and insurance premium won't be affected.

Luckily we are both Somertonians, both insured with Direct Line who were on the case immediately, and a hire car was delivered to me by 12.00 noon which meant I was able to get over to DH and do the rest of the day. My poorly car will be collected on Monday morning and hopefully I'll see it again soon. Meanwhile I'm driving an automatic (haven't driven one for about 35 years so it seemed a tad strange initially, but quite nice once I'd got used to it).

So, what a weekend it's turning out to be. First the bees swarming and now this. Daren't contemplate what tomorrow will bring!

Hope yours is a more pleasant, calmer and more relaxed weekend!


Ex-Shammickite said...

I'm just catching up on blogs... Sue, so sorry to hear about your rear end... oh I mean your car's rear end!! Well, at least you know it wasn't your fault, and it will be fixed very soon. Meanwhile continue enjoy driving that automatic!
And what a good thing you found someone to take the swarm of bees away! Last week a big truck carrying 12 million bees overturned on the Trans Canada Highway going through New Brunswick... can you imagine trying to round that lot up! The police had to close the Highway for most of the day while the beekeepers tried to entice the bees back into their containers. I think they got most of them. The bees had been sent from Ontario to New Brunswick to pollenate the local blueberry crop and were on their way home when the accident happened. So be glad you don't live in New Brunswick!!!!

cd&m said...

Oh poor you at least your insurance company has acted quickly, get well soon little car!

LiLi M. said...

well it always is a relief when no one gets hurt, though your weekend- and perhaps your weekplans are totally changed, ha, who knows what wonderful things will happen now! Keep your spirits up! Cheers, LiLi

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

What a great attitude you have Sue. Hope your car's cosmetic surgery is a complete success! - And you will be pleased with her new rear end!!

Enjoy the automatic!
Love Niki x

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh my! What a way to start the day. I'm so glad to hear you're ok and that your car isn't too badly "injured". You really do have a great attitude about it (and, you're right, it really does help when it's not your fault)
Patricia :o)
PS: Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Sue!
I just got your comment on my blog about being on at the same time. Isn't it great how we can be connected at the same time even though we're an ocean apart?! Love it!
Hugs and Smiles!
Patricia :o)

LOUISE said...

Oh no, you are not the first blogger this has happened to recently. What is happening to the standard of driving these days. It is a far too common occurance. I hope you are getting the problem sorted without any hitches. x