10. November, 2004 - ugh

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Window? What window?
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Yesterday started out pretty good. I had a productive morning and was feeling pretty good about life. Then about noon I headed over to my ISP to snarf a 2G file I had sitting on my server, rather than clogging up the DSL pipe all afternoon. Turns out the file was NFG. Strike one on the day. Then a meeting I didn’t want to go to, where one of the attendees was 45 minutes late so we couldn’t start on time, and the results of which I’m not especially happy with. Strike two. Finally, I figure I can head home and relax for the evening. As I’m I stop in line to wait to turn onto the freeway to head home, wham! I get rear-ended. Well, at least these things don’t come in fours, right?

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After making sure that everyone’s okay, and checking out the van in front of me that I got pushed into (no damage on that end), we pull over to the side of the road and exchange information and assess the damage. The rear hatch of my truck is shattered and scattered not only all over the inside of the truck, but also on the roof, on the hood, and on the rear bumper and pavement. Lots of expensive glass all over. The bumper’s cracked, and when I swing the spare tire out of the way, I notice that the tailgate is fubar, too. Dammit. Eventually the cops show up and fill out their report and I get to head home with the wind whistling in the back of the truck. At least I had mostly emptied it out so I didn’t have to worry about a bunch of broken stuff in there.

I’m okay, as is the other driver. We even were joking about the accident a little, and it’s all repairable, but I have a feeling today isn’t going to go as planned. Gotta find someone to fix the truck and talk to the insurance agent, and hopefully get the truck somewhere before it starts to rain and snow today, since it doesn’t seem to be quite as weatherproof as it ought to be. And when that’s all taken care of, I suspect I’m going to hunker down and do some drinking.

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