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Had a fine Christmas with both families. Got asked PC-support questions Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Par for the course. Busman's holiday and all that.

Alas ashacat has become the amazing Edema Girl with her transformational super-power of exploding legs. Ow. Just ow.

click for full image And, the House of Hum has dodged another bullet. This one in the form of a black '89 Coup de Ville driven by an (inebriated?) local barber. The mailbox was not so lucky. The car -- traveling west at very high speed -- drifted off the road into the neighbor's driveway, careened along with two wheels in the snow, crossed our driveway -- missing the cars and mowing down our mailbox -- and left the road entirely. It missed our ash tree by inches (maybe 13 or 14 of them). The driver then swerved hard left, crossed the road and plowed into the snow on the other side, veered hard right, crossed the road AGAIN, smacked into a boulder, and zigged one last time across the road into a telephone pole. The car was good and hung up, with the radiator cracked and steaming. Asha called it in. By the time I got out to the car, one of my cousins -- the depty fire chief -- had happened along and was on his radio. Enter cops, ECNALUBMA, fire trucks, and many, many volunteer firemen. Ninety minutes later the scene was clear... I wonder if he's going to have the grace to contact us about our mailbox?

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matociquala
Dec. 27th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
Yikes!

Super-Yikes!
netcurmudgeon
Dec. 27th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
And how!

I'm so looking forward to planting a new mailbox post in the snow...
half_elf_lost
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
But Officer, I wasn't speeding or drinking...it was all to avoid the little white dog that ran in front of my car!

Yes, give the GPD a call and make sure the police report includes your property damage. You can also request his car insurance information, call the company, and ask them how to make a claim associated with his "accident".

When we lived at the end of Mill Hill (a dead end), we had TWO cars a few years apart careen into the circle and end up in the woods, and one police chase that started at 100+ mph (stolen car) end up in our driveway right in front of the garage.

netcurmudgeon
Dec. 27th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
It sounds like your old house was as much an adventure as this house and the one I spent the first ten years of my life in (right off rt 2 at Griswold St). We heard from the GPD today ... the guy was arrested for DWI.
thecoughlin
Dec. 28th, 2007 10:36 am (UTC)
Mailboxes in the snow
That's what a 5-gallon bucket of Quickcrete is for until spring.....................

Esp. between now and New Years. Lightning actually strikes the same place more often than a new one, contrary to folk lore.
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