Well, I have to say I don’t feel like writing right now, but I’m trying to stick with this ten minutes thing. So here we go.

As if I don’t have enough stuff going on right now, yesterday a giant fork lift crashed into my car as I was driving out of our garage area and towards the main street in our community. It was the kind of fork lift that can haul masonry supplies up to the fourth level of our building for the ongoing repairs. Who the bleep gets hit by a giant fork lift? Yeah, me. Seriously.

Fortunately, I wasn’t hurt and my car doesn’t appear to be that damaged, but it was startling and it’s a hassle. I think it was one of its giant tires that actually impacted. Those tires are almost bigger than my car. Apparently, the driver was talking to somebody while he was relocating the fork lift. There were witnesses. I’d almost cleared the giant orange monstrosity when I felt a thud. Almost past and then no! Good thing I wasn’t a little kid!

I need to take the car to a shop to have it looked at. I’m hoping the scuff marks can be buffed out. One of the many advantages of Saturn cars were the polymer panels and doors. I’d have a big dent if it weren’t for that. As it is there’s also a small crack in the rear side panel and the gas lid (the outer part) is very slightly askew. Really, a fork lift?

I don’t even know how much longer I’ll keep this car. It has a lot of miles, but it’s been phenomenally dependable. Sigh.

Still behind on Writing 101 posts, but I’m really trying to stick with the ten minutes pledge.

And my daughter was just sitting on the couch with wet hair. She got up and left behind a giant wet spot that looks almost exactly like a Batman symbol! That’s pretty cool. Not a bad way to end the evening.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Scott
    Jun 25, 2014 @ 22:47:06

    I’m sorry for your problems, but your experience was interesting. I liked the Batman. 🙂


  2. alightningbug
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 10:51:41

    Thanks, Scott. It’s been such a busy and stressful few weeks, so this was just one more thing causing stress and requiring my time. More repair things to deal with. But I have to confess, the more I think about it the more it makes me laugh. A fork lift? And I don’t think I properly described it above. It has an arm that’s at least four stories tall. So the more I think about it, the more it makes me chuckle. I had to laugh when I talked to the auto body shop. They shared a story where a car was hit by a sailboat on a bridge (the mast of the sailboat broke and hit a car). Fork lift. Sailboat. Wacky stuff happens. The damage doesn’t look that bad, really. And the batman symbol was pretty awesome! I think I really do need to signal batman for help sometimes.


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