Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rude Awakening

Ever have one of those times when you're sleeping soundly and are awakened by an unknown noise?  You aren't quite sure what it is, but you know it's not good.  Well, I woke to something that sounded like a crack and then a scuffy noise and then it sounded like someone slammed a car door really hard.  Talk about a rude awakening.  I was half-tempted - in my semi-comatose state - to yell at my husband for jerking me out of a sound sleep.

Wanna guess what it was?

I'll spare you.  Husband's truck was parked alongside the road last night and at approximately 5:45am this morning, someone ran into it.  Thank goodness for him, he was already awake.  I, on the other hand, was deep in the land of Snoozonia.  I flipped the light on, pulled on some clothes and stumbled outside - sans coffee, pre-bathroom break, and toting a serious case of dogbreath.  (Hey, they're lucky I was alert enough to grab pants.)

Now, for some reason, despite all that, I also grabbed my camera before I shot out the door.  Two things engrained in my subconscious for any emergency: 1) Note the time, 2) Grab the camera.

By the time I got outside, Husband was already on the phone to 9-11.  He'd already checked to make sure the person who caused the accident was okay.  Lord knows why she did it.  Even the responding officer and the translating officer were shaking their heads.  :shrug:

On the upside, there's not much damage to the truck.  Her car?  Well, let's just say she won't be driving it any time soon.  I figure the truck sacrificed itself to protect other cars in the city today.  If she couldn't pay attention to a huge vehicle on the side of the road, who knows what else she could've run into (or over)?  Thank goodness the neighbor kid wasn't playing in the road.  And thank goodness, no one got hurt.  (Except our poor truck.  I expect he'll just need some cosmetic work and a realignment.  We'll see what the mechanic says.)

So, there's my dose of excitement for the day.  Anything happening in your lives?


  1. Wow, that stinks! But like you said, at least no one was injured!!

  2. Crikey, my day has been so boring compared to yours, but I think I'd rather it that way.

    I'm glad to hear your husband's vehicle is okay, and well done you for being so organized especially as you were not quite awake.

  3. Hmm. Not nearly as interesting as one of my cats trying to eat some of my jewelry at 6 AM.

  4. Working as a dispatcher I hear so many of these exact situations. Stupid, stupid drivers. Drunk, on cell phone, not paying attention or just plain idiotic. It's just ridiculous sometimes.

  5. Where's the photo? You grabbed the camera but no photos?
    Thankfully it was so early and nothing but some damage to cars happened. But not a good thing to be awakened by, no...