Friday, August 19, 2011

Drama Down the Street

I heard siren after siren this morning and it finally dawned on me that the sirens were being turned off right after the fire and police drove by my house.  I didn't have anything better to do so I walked towards the emergency vehicles and saw this...

I was shocked when I saw the car and taken aback when a hand came out the window...thumbs up (is it thumb up when it's just one thumb, since thumbs is plural and she only put one thumb out the window?).  I was terrified for her so I can imagine what she was feeling.  

This is the corner I have trouble seeing cars come speeding around when I'm pulling out of my driveway.  There are two choices here, an easy left off this road or continue right around the curve.  Apparently, the lady driving was originally going to take the easy left, changed her mind, and the word on the street was she overcorrected and ended up a wire (as opposed to up a tree).  

After the car was braced, the fire department worked on extricating her...

and...voila...she's out.  Hopefully, all is well.  Once they got her out of the car they braced her neck and took her to the hospital.   I went across the street and this is what the car looked like from that direction...

I'd say that wire is pretty strong.  I had someone coming to my house at 10:00 so I wasn't able to watch the tow truck people get it down.  Can you imagine trying to explain this to an insurance company???

I met my next door neighbor, though!!!  I met his father first because he was looking, too.  He's visiting from Toronto and manning the house while his son is at work since it's being painted inside.  Then Jonathan, my neighbor, came out and I introduced myself.  I'm pretty sure he works for Microsoft.  

A friend who lives the opposite direction about 3/4 mile south on the same street, walks everywhere.  She kids me all the time because I drive everywhere.  She threw the gauntlet down one day and dared me to walk through the shops in Old Bellevue on Main Street and I took her up on it.  I drive through there twice a day, at a minimum, to get to my house and never stop because it's crowded and hard to find a parking spot.  So, I drove to Wendy's (not the fast food joint) and then we took off on foot. I found another consignment store and they want me to email pictures of my furniture!!!  I drive by it all the time and had no idea it's a consignment store.  You know the old saying...third time's a charm...maybe the third consignment store will work for me.  

I took a bunch of stuff to an antiques store yesterday and had an interesting half hour with the owner.  He explained why he bought what he bought from me and  why he didn't buy the rest.  Then I took the unbought to Salvation Army and felt pretty good about the whole thing.

I leave Sunday for the RV Maintenance Boot Camp in OR and I'm starting to feel pretty excited about it.  I don't know if I'll have time to post tomorrow because of getting ready to leave early, early Sunday morning.

I'm going to be at Public Storage at 6 AM tomorrow so I can bring Olivia home and not have to deal with traffic as I back up my driveway.  

There was a city worker trying to direct traffic this morning before the fire and police arrived at the accident and he said he had an awful time getting people to slow down.  They appeared to be irritated with the delay.  I experienced that the day I bought Olivia and attempted to back up my driveway for the first time.  My neighbor was out there directing me and people were driving on the shoulder to get around.  At 6 AM with no traffic I have zero problems backing her up.

I'm ready for I-5...wish me luck!!!  Maybe my opinion of it will change as a result of this trip.  

Loving the sunshine,



  1. That was pretty exciting. Safe trip to the boot camp.

  2. People are always in a rush. Its so scary.
    I just know you will do great at the class. Have fun and enjoy it and enjoy I5.

  3. Good luck, and have fun. You're going to have a lot of new friends when the class is over. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it. I'd love to take a class like that. :)

  4. You should be a newspaper (what's that?) photographer. Jeana-on-the-spot.