Monday, June 8, 2015

No Sewing Machine Next Year

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

12 comments:

  1. Myrna i am so very glad you and everyone else is fine. What good fortune as well to have Claire and Howard there to help you. My best to all of you - sending warm, calm thoughts. (have to go to the bus stop now!)

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  2. Oh Myrna... I am so glad that you are okay, that the other driver is also okay... Cars are just stuff, (however difficult the issues with them) and your own well being is so much more important! I know what a treasure Claire is, and if something had to happen I am glad that she was there to help. Sending peaceful travel thoughts and wishes your way... may the rest of your trip be uneventful...

    Alison of Acorn Cottage aka indigotiger

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  3. Sorry. Car issues like that are such a pain until they get sorted out.

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  4. Oh I'm so sorry to learn about the accident, glad you're okay - cars can be replaced, much harder with people!

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  5. Myrna I was glad to be on the scene. I live in a nice people neighborhood. And remember your insurance company's motto: Washington is a good state to have an accident in!

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  6. Oh my goodness! So glad everyone is all right and things are sorted for you. You were so lucky to have Claire and Howard to help. Hope you have a much safer trip home now!

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  7. So sorry about your accident, but like everyone else, I'm so glad no one was hurt. What a great attitude - looking at the positive, and seeing that things could've been a lot worse. So much healthier to think that our glass is half-full and not half-empty. Hope you'll be safe and sound for the rest of your trip. Take care.
    Marian

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  8. So sorry about your accident! I hope for the speediest possible resolution for you (all). And please do not lose heart or focus from it. All will be well, all will be well.

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  9. I'm so glad you are okay and so sorry that happened. Hugs and prayers.

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  10. So sorry to hear about the accident. Just glad all the people involved are OK and that there were friends around to help you.

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  11. Oh boy. Hope it's all turning out fine re: insurance and that you're still feeling okay....

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