Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Watch out for falling trees.

When I last left you, I was noticing how lovely the ice covered trees looked. And they are, in fact, very pretty. Still are today. But less than an hour after my last post, we found this...

Tree on car.

That would be our car, under a large tree. To add insult to injury, we bought said car on Monday. This was Rykert's choice - it's sporty, gas guzzling, and can pull a boat. The latter being the most important. Anyway, after lots of shopping and indecision on my part, we finally sealed the deal on Monday and brought it home. Less than 24 hours later, it had a new hood ornament.

Luckily, Rykert is a really calm person. And though he was awoken in a startle (he worked the last 2 nights) to find that his new car was sitting under a large tree, he merely shrugged his shoulders and gave a, "What can you do?" I had a sick pit in my stomach as I called the insurance company who instructed that we call a tow truck. How in the world is a tow truck going to help, I thought.

Well, luckily I picked a reputable company and a very nice man came to our rescue.

Is it going to work?

He wrapped his to truck thing to the tree branch and very gingerly lifted it up. Once the pressure was relieved, Rykert backed out. It worked amazingly well considering the heaviest part of the limb was teetering. The car is relatively unscathed, saved, in large part, by the roof rack

We had freedom,
The remains.
and a huge clean up in front of us. We purchased a chainsaw thinking that the investment would make the job considerably less painful. We chopped it up, and got it out of the driveway. The remains are in a huge pile in front of our house, and I'm not sure what to do with them.

The irony is that it would have been a blessing in disguise had my car (which we hope to get rid of soon) been parked under that tree and taken the hit. It still would have been a pain to deal with, but we would have found the humor much sooner than we did yesterday. This huge project means that our driveway is still not clear. There are inches of ice that need to be broken up and shoveled. My back is still sore from yesterday.

6 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

AndreaLea said...

Oh no! I hope your car is ok.
I woke up to two flat tires on my car this morning. Totally unrelated to the ice storm. I am waiting for the situation to be humorous.

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Sounds like your car is mostly okay, I hope your insurance company is easy to deal with!

kim @ yarnabuse

Wool Winder said...

I'm glad your new car escaped major damage. I guess you don't have to worry about that "first scratch" anymore.

Knittripps said...

Oh no! I am glad to hear that things were not any worse for your poor new car.

I have a little story about car damage. When we moved back from Minneapolis to Iowa, I was incredibly stressed with moving details. On top of all things, my U-Haul which I reserved was not available. NEVER count on U-Haul. Anyway, hours before we were to leave the city, a co-worker of my husbband's backed into my new car...while I was watching! I was horrified. In the end, we moved back and had my car fixed and all was right in the world. Here's to everything being right in your world again!

Your storm pictures were lovely btw.

Laura said...

oh no! Wouldn't you know it?! Of course it would happen to your brand new car. ugh! Very pretty car by the way. :-) Now today it is snowing yet again! For some reason the snow looks pretty to me today. Perhaps it is b/c I am stuck inside studying? lol!

kristinknits said...

Oh no - how horrible! Weather can be so scary sometimes...

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