Saturday, August 25, 2007

moving in blue

Thank you all for the compliments regards my recent sunset photos.

This story will entertain some, and terrify others.
it will also give you a snapshot of my life.

I was in a hurry, since I needed to get the plans and get back to the job site BEFORE the building inspector arrived to check my property line layout. I thought I could kill two birds with one stone, and bring the trailer along so that I could load some scrap wood later.
I did not attach the chain that acts as a safety, between the trailer and the back of my Explorer.
The trailer was empty, and I was going to fast when it came OFF. I heard it first as it scraped along the pavement at 30+ mph, angling just to the left of me. As I slowed it caught up, now crossing the street and slamming into a telephone pole. It did the Jump up thing, when it went "WHAM!" and the few tools that were in it scattered in the gravel along the side of the road.

The frame is broken, the leaf spring on that side is in pieces, and it is no longer usable.
I parked it, later I will disassemble it. I rented a trailer for the rest of my move.
I moved some more of my stuff tonight and cooked in the kitchen for the first time.
Its been too long since I had a kitchen of my own, with full privileges.

So now begins the transition back to living on my own terms, defining my space and decorating as I please. There will be a LOT of framed pictures on the walls, mine mostly.
and some of hannah's art, Jared's too, if he will let me mount and display it.
I am blessed.
I looked at the prayer of jabez - and I see how God is answering someof it through this move.
I did not want it, yet it is turning out to be a really good thing.

7 comments:

flleenie said...

Your story did entertain me. I can just picture you looking over and seeing the trailer zooming along next to you (lol).

btw Michele sent me

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Sounds a good move. The trailer story was scary. Michele sent me.

Carmi said...

Thank goodness no one was hurt. If the damage is material only, it's a blessing.

Did you take pictures?

Jennifer said...

I'm just so glad you weren't hurt!! Wow!!! *hugs*

Barbara said...

So sorry about this most unfortunate incident. I'm glad it didn't come crashing into you.

I'm glad you're looking forward to life in your new home.

angel said...

oh thats spectacular that you're settling in!
i'm sorry bout your trailer- but it already sounds like you're going to be very happy.

Nikki-ann said...

Ooops! Accidents happen... usually when we're in a hurry!.