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Saturday, January 24, 2009

From Mundane to TOO MUCH Excitement!

We woke to fresh snow and 13 degree temps this morning and headed over early for a loop through Ute Valley Park. It was crisp and slick and we were decked out with screw shoes for firm footing on the ice. It was a pretty "normal" 6 mile run before Kathleen needed to head off to work.

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A few minutes after she left, I picked up the phone to hear words that made my heart sink, "Honey, I need help, I just crashed my truck!" Talk about putting a lump in the back of your throat. Luckily, Kathleen was not hurt at all which is the only thing that matters. Cars can be replaced. This is a notorious bend in the road on a downhill that we have driven every day for the 15 years we've been at our house. Today was just one of those days with hardcore black ice and when she got sideways, it was all over. It was only 1/2 mile down from our house, so I ran (again) down there while on the cell phone with our insurance agent. I was stunned to see how hard she hit and then to realize she was not hurt - what a blessing!!! I took some pictures when I went back to meet the tow truck about 2 hours later. We are glad no one was in the passenger seat because it took a beating! The mail box post was cement filled steel, set into the sidewalk, and I think it saved her from rolling the vehicle - another blessing, even though it did a number on the truck! We were glad the truck took the impact as well as it did and kept my honey safe - that's all I cared about and I am SOOOOO thankful she's OK. We're just sad our trusty trail-finding friend may not be with us any longer on our adventures :-(

Happy Trails and hope we have Happy Pictures tomorrow from a good, long trail run!!!



4 comments:

footfeathers said...

Very happy to read Kathleen's ok. Man, she walloped that truck. I'll have an extra vehicle after this wednesday if you need some wheels (trust me, nothing special, but runs well).
tim

T Z said...

Bummer about the ride, but thank God K is alright. It's always so frustrating to have a smacker like that. Hope you get things worked out.

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

dang black ice, not much u can do when u hit that stuff... so glad Kathleen is ok, that was a good smack :-(

HappyTrails said...

Tim,
Thank you for your kind offer. We are glad to have an insurance agent we have been with for 19 years whom we can call at home (although we never have had to before!). He had a rental car delivered to our house soon after my accident. Funny thing is, Steve's truck is in the shop for some work until tomorrow - that's why he had to RUN to where I crashed. Crazy.


TZ and Bob,
Thank you for your kind thoughts! I am glad I didn't hit on my side- I may not have able to run for awhile-that would've been a big bummer! :-)

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