Even though I packed light, I packed a lot of stuff and most of it didn't get used. Realizing that, I'd already decided on no sewing machine next year... or serger... or dress form... or suitcase of supplies - just hand and finishing work but...
... now that I'm sitting on the bed in my less than clean hotel room staring at my stuff stacked in the closet after packing it into my car and then out and into Claire's car and then out and onto a trolley and then out and into the closet, I have learned a lesson about packing light. DEFINITELY no sewing machine next year.
Two blocks from Claire's house, I had an accident and my car is most likely totalled. We'll find out once the insurance company assesses everything. Right now, they're having it towed across the border and are arranging a rental car for me to go home in.
I feel so bad for the other driver. He was a very nice young man, a real gentleman especially as he was dealing with incredible disappointment. He'd just bought the car. That's tough but thankfully both of us and his friend were okay. It could have been much worse.
Not that you want to but if I had to have an accident, I'm glad it happened so close to Claire's house. She took very good care of me. It helped to have a friend to hold my hand and - thankfully - Howard could arrange everything with the insurance company from home. Not having to handle that myself made things much easier.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - safety