Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Good News and The Bad News

No pictures today, just a quick post. First the good news. Dad came down yesterday and checked the fuses to my dryer. One was blown, so now I'm back in business. I used it once, and all seemed to go well. He said if it happens again it may mean there is a problem with the dryer.

Now the bad news. The shitty, pisses-me-off, if not for bad luck we'd have no luck at all, nothing ever goes our way, one step forward ten back kind of news. Phone rings this afternoon around 2pm. It's hubby, calling from northern BC to tell me his truck is laying on its side in the ditch. He's fine, he actually had his seat belt on (face it, not many truck drivers wear seat belts). He said it wasn't snowing, but there was snow on the ground, and it was blowing around the road. He must have hit black ice, first thing his truck starts to go, then it goes into the ditch, and the truck and flatbed just kinda tip over on the passenger side. He has no phone service there, so luckily about 1/2 hour later a highway worker came along and took him back to Fort Nelson. He's in a hotel, his truck will be righted tomorrow sometime, and we'll see what damage is done. There's another guy from his company that left Whitehorse today that will probably come get this load, and hubby will head back home if/when his truck is able. (I don't even want to think about the towing bill let alone repairs.) We have insurance, of course, but the deductible is $10,000!

I don't know how many times stuff like this can happen to one person. About seven or eight years ago he was in a van with his friend, friend was driving, and they hydroplaned the van, rolled three or four times, totalled the van. Then in June, 2005, it was the big one that wrote our first truck off and resulted in the death of the lady who hit him. Now this. Luckily he wasn't physically hurt in any of these accidents, but he's got another 25-30 years of driving ahead of him, makes me wonder.

I will post tomorrow with some FOs. I had a rough afternoon, but I did manage to finish a scarf. It's blocking now. I also started his hat. I can't do anything that requires much concentration at the moment, too much on the brain.

Happy knitting!

PS We did get our new sock yarn in, three new Fortissima Sockas, and only one of the Austermann Steps came in. This company sends backorders, so hopefully that won't take too long to arrive. Of course it was the green one that didn't come.


Blogger Dave said...

You've certainly had an "interesting" week. I hope it's all over with now and things go uphill from here. (He's very lucky he wasn't hurt - yikes!)

8:40 PM  
Blogger Alyson said...

Eeek! SO glad he's okay - and I hope there's a miracle and no damage.....or at least less than the deductible? He needs to start driving loads into warmer climates!

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

Oh my goodness!I'm so glad he's OK.
I had no idea he drove the Alcan! I've driven that road many times back and forth to Fairbanks (even WAY back when it was all dirt - most recently 2 summers ago) and I can see how it would be easy to slide off - that's for sure!! I hope you are able to get things straightened out without too much trouble/money.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Sheri, I'm really sorry. That's so scary. I'm just glad he is ok but I know this is crappy news for you guys. Hang in there!!!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Oh no! I hadn't had a chance to read your post before putting up the pics. I wasn't going to put them up until Monday or Tuesday, but after reading your comment on the sneak peek, I felt compelled to put them up today. I'm glad your hubby is ok. Hopefully everything will be alright.

Hope your week gets better. Let me know how everything turns out.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh gosh, what a week! Thanks God it's over now, and I sure hope for a new and way calmer and more peaceful week for you! I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's accident - SO glad that he's okay though! *Hugs*

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Oh no! I am so sorry the truck may be damaged. I am very glad that your hubby is ok. I hope the damages aren't too steep. Hang in there!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Sorry to hear about hubby's accident. I hope there isn't too much damage to the truck!

9:19 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear he's doing okay!

9:42 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Bad luck is right! You certainly do seem to get your share. Glad to hear that Travis is ok.
$10000 deductible! Ouch!
So, you are at the only place left to go is up stage. Good luck!
Am I the only one to always screw up the g & q in these stupid verification things! Drives me MAD!

10:26 AM  

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