Monday, August 18, 2008

Weird Things Happen to Weird People

I was JUST outside. Then I decided to run back inside, grab the car keys and the car insurance policy that I was temporarily using, and go back outside to a) put the insurance policy back in the glove compartment and b) move the car (as it was parked in front of the neighbours house because other people were in front of our place. I NEVER park there!). This is the view I was met with upon my return to the great outdoors:


THERE WAS A GIANT TREE ON TOP OF OUR CAR!!!

So it's actually quite ironic...and a little funny. The reason I had the insurance policy in the house was because I just made a call to AMA to cancel insurance on the car....effective THURSDAY (whew *giant sigh of relief that it wasn't effective TODAY!*). Tomorrow (the day we LEAVE FOR NEW ZEALAND), we were going to drive the car to the airport and Lowell's parents, bless their souls, were going to park it at the farm.

Ha, I don't think that will be the plan anymore.

Many a neighbourhood folk gathered 'round, and some experienced car buffs suggested that it was a write-off. We'll see. Good thing we just appointed my Mom Power of Attorney- now she gets to deal with it (sorry Mom!).

Okay, now let's have a look-see at some of the damage. OOooooo that sucks.


The Culprit. It just SNAPPED! It wasn't even windy, and it's ALWAYS WINDY IN LETHBRIDGE!


The other half of the culprit:


City dudes finally came to clean up (thanks guys!)...


This was (is) a weird experience. I guess that makes us weird people.

5 comments :

jill said...

Oh my word! The funniest things happen to you! Ha! I can't even believe it! I am at a loss for words! Ha!

Bloggy Mama said...

That is totally crazy. So glad you weren't in it or that there wasn't someone walking there at that time!!

Avery said...

Have fun in New Zealand. It's going to be a loooong trip there (will you be sleeping in airports?). You'll have to do a bunch of hikes for me in NZ. I'm looking forward to pics!

Too bad about your car. That's crazy that you had just left it (and it wasn't even the wind in windy Lethbridge:).

Safe travels!

Susan said...

That IS incredibly weird! So random! Glad you're ok. :)

Karyn Clemens said...

Only to you, Julie, only to you :) Ridiculous I say!

~K~