Friday, June 11, 2010

It Was An Accident...

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road. ~Author Unknown

Good news on the pillar front ... Alpha FINALLY shed his skin and is now an officially cooking butterfly. He should be fully cooked in a week to ten days. We were terrifically worried about him, but I guess he knew what he was doing!


So, yesterday I once again proved that I shouldn't have a reverse mode on my vehicle. Consider this: in the past I have backed my Celica into a light pole, my 4Runner into my SIL's truck and then yesterday I backed my car into the garage.


Just scraped the side about 18" long (though how I managed that long a scrape I have no idea ... I was barely rolling and slammed on the brakes the moment I heard/felt anything), but it dented it and scraped off the paint.

DH was remarkably accepting over the entire thing, while I swear I was inconsolable.

In any case, I've decided that our next house needs a drive through garage.


Today, we go strawberry picking. I bought my low sugar pectin yesterday and am ready to make jam. I'm planning on making half strawberry and half strawberry-rhubarb.

The beginning of canning season has arrived! YAY! I'm looking forward to seeing if I'm able to can and freeze enough to see us through the winter. I feel very Little House on the Prairie-ish.


You Are an Emotional Artist

You're the type of artist who creates because you are moved. It's like it's not even a choice.

Your art is all about expressing yourself, and to be honest, you don't really care about what others think of it.

You are in love with the things that you create. Every piece of art you've made has great meaning to you.

You don't beat yourself up if your art isn't perfect. If you're happy with what it says, then that's all you could ask for.

Mostly right...



Dru said...

I'm glad you're okay and the damage wasn't bad.

You Are a Thoughtful Artist

You may be creative, but there's nothing messy about your approach to art.

All of your art is well thought out and planned. You art ends up being close to how you initially imagined it.

Your work tends to be quite deep and complex. You know how to produce something that appeals on many levels.

Your art may take a long time to create, but your patient. And as a result, you tend to love everything you make.

It's accurate.

Have aa good Friday.

Maria Zannini said...

Oh, no. Not the garage. Bummer.

At least it wasn't major damage. My SUV's engine seized up and now it needs a new engine. If you want to hear someone crying, come to my place. LOL.

Is there any damage to the garage itself?

PS Don't berate yourself too much. Cars today have much lighter bodies. Sometimes just a wrong look can ding them.

Marianne Arkins said...

Maria, the garage just had a little paint scraped off (and onto my car... ) so it's fine.

If someone had HIT me, I wouldn't have felt so rotten, but to do it to myself? UGH.

MomJane said...

So sorry about the car. I hope it isn't too bad.

Brandy said...

Want to feel better? My MIL hit our mail box a couple of years ago. It now leans back a bit from the road. *g* She pretends it never happened. I'm sorry about the scrape. At least you weren't hurt and the damage is minimal. A drive-through garage sounds pretty cool!

I hope you have a good day. Best wishes for a good jam session. *G*