May 01, 2006

Austin was Awesome

Well, I just got back in the door after a 2125 mile round trip to the Austin Blog Meet. Erin and I both had a GREAT time (even though I still couldn't talk Erin into doing a little range time, she opted to check out some of the retail facilities).

Special thanks to Beth for bringing the wheell chair; it sure came in handy! And extra special thanks to Lord Spatula for increasing my armory by a much needed easy carry piece.

Erin and I had a special adventure on the way home...we drove all those miles, and had an accident only 44 miles from home.

We had just crossed the Indiana state line and were doing splendidly, when for an undetermined reason,(NO I did NOT fall asleep at the wheel, and I have a witness to that!) the car decided it wanted to violate the rules of highway travel and attempted to move laterally instead of a forward motion, taking us over a 15 foot then decided that lateral WASN'T a smart move and attempted to move foward over the head sized chunks of limestone in the drainage culvert at the bottom of the embankment. I did manage to keep enough control to keep it from flipping, and neither of us was hurt, except for some hard bumps and bruises. I managed to drive the car out of the culver and up the embankment back onto the highway, but the right front wheel was cracked and the tire was losing air. no way of telling what damage may be hiding on the undercarriage. Erin is covered by AAA, so we just had ourselves towed to the dealership; we should find out the total extant of damage sometime this evening or tomorrow. I really dreaded that call to my Ex to tell her that her car almost got totaled, but wasn't that bad, really....She took it all in stride; her only concern was that neither of us was hurt. I stood there and cried in the dealers lot...I had expected to have to try to run as she atttempted total evisceration on me for damaging her beauty, but instead, I got a hug and a "don't worry about it; thats what insurance is for".

I'm going to take a hot shower and then sleep for about 20 hrs or so, talk to ya'll when I return to the land of the concious.

Posted by Delftsman3 at May 1, 2006 08:05 AM | TrackBack

Your never driving again.

I mean it.

Posted by: Deathknyte at May 1, 2006 02:28 PM

Glad to hear everyone is ok.


Posted by: RightWingRockr at May 2, 2006 07:42 AM

Hi Delftsman, thank you for sharing about it with us. Glad it all went so great.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 2, 2006 09:32 AM

Glad to hear you were up to making the trip and had a good time. Hope to see you in Florida nest time.

Posted by: GUYK at May 2, 2006 12:24 PM

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one Delfts.
Glad you and your daughter are okay.The car can get fixed .
We missed being there but will see you next time .Here at Fl Fest and at the Texas fest next year...
See ya soon

Posted by: Lc NEilV at May 2, 2006 04:01 PM

Why didn't you just stay like everyone else from other countries who pass through Austin?

Glad you weren't hurt in the car incident. Your worries are just starting in dealing with the insurance company.

Posted by: Woody at May 4, 2006 02:52 PM
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