Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Two car accidents delay next post

Well, I have my pictures picked and was going to make a new post, but my time has been disrupted. We had a very fine but heavy snow falling this afternoon and evening and it made our already icy roads exceedingly slippery. Right after my son Toast Ed got off work in Anchorage, he started the drive to pick up Prickly Pear Blossom so that they could come home.

Less than a mile from her place of work, a lady slid over the center line, t-boned him and sent him into a ditch. No one was hurt, other than the fact that he now feels rather stiff. Anyway, the aftermath, coupled with a snarl of immobile traffic on the Glenn Highway, kept he and Prickly Pear Blossom from returning home for over four hours, until after 9:00 PM.

I had just taken Sunflower to work when Toast Ed called and, since Wry's parents had not come home, it was just baby and me, so I put all work aside, this blog included, until his parents arrived.

At 11:00 PM, I headed off to pick Sunflower up. As I approached the fire station, the lights that warn you to stop because fire vehicles are coming out were flashing red and I saw a fire vehicle right at the edge of the firehouse driveway, apparently about to enter the road.

I stopped. The GMC truck behind me did not - at least not until he rear-ended my Ford Taurus sedan.

So I am saving my post for later.

9 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Yikes! Thankfully, everybuddy is OK! Merry Christmas Eve to you and all the Krackers!

ZOOLATRY said...

To all the Kracker Cats (those who walk on two feet, or four)... we send wishes for a safe, full and happy holiday season (including no more smashupthecar moments please)... Merry Christmas to one and all.

DEBRA said...

Wow we will keep you in our purrs...
stay safe!

Merry Christmas
Abby

Daisy said...

I am sorry about the accidents. Driving in snow sounds very hard. But I am glad nobuddy got hurt. Merry Christmas Eve to you!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Thank God no one was seriously hurt...we've had snow every day for almost three weeks, you think people would figure out that they can't do 60 down a street in the snow. Heck, you can't even do 60 on the freeway in the snow. Merry Chrismas to whole Kracker family.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we're sorry about the accidents! No way to spend the holidays, that's for sure! But we're thankful no one was hurt!

Meowy Christmas to you and yours!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Karen Jo said...

I am really sorry about the accidents. I am glad that no one was really hurt. A very Merry (and safe) Christmas to all of you.

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear about the car accidents, but so thankful to hear no one was seriously hurt. We stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

hugs and purrs,
Mindy, Moe, Bono

=^..^= said...

Merry Christmas!

Sorry to hear of your fender bender, those big trucks can cause some damage.

And a fitting song, to all who have cats and toddlers this holiday season...

"Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
Your ornaments are HISTORY!"