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Not the planned day

Friday, October 09, 2020

WE planned to go hiking at a park in northeast Iowa. Second shot at it. The first time we wanted to hit the park it started raining, a lot, before we got there and showed no signs of stopping. Punted it.

Today the plan was to leave the house by 7:30am so we would be there by 9:30-10am and walk in the coolth. I was up, coffee made, paper read, cats fed and walked in to wake Dearly Beloved with 'Pikes Peak' and got a response of "no". So I mentally said 'ok. I wish you would not stay up all hours and then sleep all day. It's hard to have a shared life if you sleep all day.' Then I started on tasks of my own. He got up on his own about an hour later and I just kept working. Then he made the statement to the cats that he would leave the foot rest of his chair up so they could lounge when we left.

Discussion ensued. Upshot was we got going in about 10 minutes. By the time we reached the park it was filled with hikers and picnickers. So we decided "too many people, most not wearing masks" and we would just go further north and see what we could see. As we were driving he picked a place to eat (he had no breakfast) that was further on.

This is what you watch as the county sherriff fills out paperwork for an accident. I had signaled and stopped to make a left turn when BAM! Fortunately all three of us got out of cars after moving on to the side. I called it in telling the dispatch person no airbags went off, no car rolled, no gas leaking, cars were off to the side of the road, everyone seems good. While we were waiting for the sheriff to arrive we called insurance, personal information was exchanged, and I got an appointment to be checked over on Monday afternoon.

Our car has an appointment to be checked over on Monday morning. We could drive but we just want to make certain that replacing the back panel is the only thing wrong.

(I apologize if these are not right side up as I can no longer see the photos before they load.)

The other driver readily admitted it was her fault so we will be going through her insurance. I have a feeling that she was texting or on the phone and not paying attention to driving at the time.

But we are home. The cats are happy we are back. I am feeling like I will have bruises showing this weekend but we can deal.

The best laid plans.
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    Texting is a likely cause or maybe just following too closely.
    Glad all are OK
    47 days ago
    glad you are not hurt to bad Hugs
    48 days ago
    OH my gosh, this has NOT been a good day. So sorry. HUGS and good luck.
    48 days ago
    Oh Goodness, glad everyone is okay, What a day you had. Hope you aren't to sore.
    49 days ago
    Ugh! So glad you two and the car are no worse. Hope you’re not too sore today. Ibuprofen and a soak in the tub will help. My last non-accident happened when I stopped for an emergency vehicle and the very senior driver behind me didn’t. “I didn’t know you were going to stop,” she quavered. I snapped back, “IT’S AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE; OF COURSE I’M GOING TO STOP.” Fortunately, we were both going slow, no marks on either car. I just hope it shook her up enough to pay attention better or stop driving.
    49 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/10/2020 1:46:49 PM
    Take care, there are too many distractions for many folks in these times. emoticon
    49 days ago
    Yikes. Not the enjoyable day you envisioned. But thankfully you are pretty much okay.
    49 days ago
    so sorry that all that happened to you

    you are blessed to get through it without being hurt
    49 days ago
    Whoa. I’m glad that the accident wasn’t any worse!
    I’m someone who has to leave for just about anything like a hike before the birds are up. The big guy and I regularly hike in the Adirondack mountains, and if I’m not on a trail by sunrise, I get cranky. If I even see another person while we’re hiking, I get resentful. I love to hike, but I really love my solitude. I would not have done well on your jaunt. It’s great that we all have different tolerance levels for things, isn’t it?
    Again, I’m sorry that you have some issues now to deal with - ewww, car repairs!- but glad that it wasn’t worse.
    49 days ago
    Oh my! emoticon Texting was the first thought I had too!! Unthinkable! I'm sorry this happened to you! Also glad you will get checked out! As you say....The best laid plans. Hope you're not too sore. 😕...💓
    49 days ago
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