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Denali from Talkeetna, Alaska 2017

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sunday was a Baaad Day

Sunday was really a bad luck day.  


I didn't have anything to do with RVs at all.


Craig and I were going to work on staining some new doors for the hall outside the middle bathroom, so I went out to make room in the  garage by pulling out his prius and my van.


I pulled out the prius onto the driveway just outside the door.


Then I got into my big old van, thinking about something not related to driving and backed it out.


Usually when I back out I swing to the left to turn it around.


Not thinking I automatically turned, and creamed the front fender of the prius!


I couldn't have been moving at more than 5 mph. but I did $700 worth of damage. I went for an estimate yesterday at my favorite body shop. They actually gave me a discount because I've been there several times in the last 20 years.


I know it could happen to anyone.  But I really felt bad.


We worked on  staining one of the doors (3 more to do) and decided to have an early dinner.


I'm really a good cook, and can pull a nice meal together out of an odd set of ingredients.  Sunday I decided to use some scallops I had in the freezer, plus a couple of things from the fridge.  My idea was a disaster.  The sauce I put together would have been ineatable had I served it.


Instead I decided to make some quick pasta and toss it with broccoli and  cheese, and serve that as a side to the scallops which were already cooking.


  I had a nice chunk of parmesan  that was almost to the end and had a thick rind.  I didn't have time to grate it by hand so I decided to toss it in the blender.  Before I could do that I need to cut the rind off.


I have (had) a very special knife.  It is (was) a black Kyocera ceramic.  A beautiful tool. It cut like a razor, and I used it for everything.  
One thing you must not do is twist it.  Apparently I did. I started cutting into the cheese and it snapped!  


All I can say is bad luck is said to come in threes, and I sure had my three in one day.  











16 comments:

  1. I certainly hope everything is 100% better now. I remember when I had a brand new - 2 day old Malibu. Parked it behind my Dad's car which was pulled into the carport. He really did a number on my new car when he backed out. It happens. Can you get another knife?

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  2. sounds a bit like the day we just went thru, just know our next day was much better!

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  3. There are days ...............

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  4. Some days you just stay in bed with the covers over your head!..maybe the rest of the week will be better!!

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  5. These kind of days, I know about. Here's to better days ahead!

    :)

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  6. ouch, ouch and ouch! Thankfully the last ouch wasn't a double cause you had cut yourself... - see there is always a bright side!

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  7. Look at it this way, you got all the bad luck out of the way for the week, so the rest of the week is smooth sailing.

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  8. Hope you day today is better. I had one of those cooking disasters this week too. Oh well, John ate it anyway even though he complained how awful it was the whole time.

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  9. Hey, if you have to have a car accident, that was one to have! No injuries and minimal damage. I can't tell you how many claims I had with people doing the exact same thing...so don't feel bad, you're in good company.

    Sorry about your knife. I guess I might have to get one of those.

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  10. Seems everything comes in threes, so maybe you'll get a string of good luck next. My Suzy is a great creative cook also, but once in a while something can go bad -- doesn't happen often, but when it does, we often call for pizza delivery!

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  11. Here's hoping that the bad luck is over! Your next luck will be good!!

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  12. So sorry to hear about your "wreck". When I had State Farm and hit another State Farm insured vehicle, they waived the deductibles. Hope that happens for you.

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  13. Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. A couple of weeks ago, we went to get our hair cut. As we were leaving (I was driving) and I packed into someone's SUV! The first accident in about 35 years! Drats! Ya see, it happens to the best of us!

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  14. I have discovered recently the superiority of real, Italian, imported parmesan. I'm hooked.

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