Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oh no, not again!

Yup. Smashed me car up today. I'd had a very enjoyable day at the Embroiderers Guild exhibition, followed by a quick visit to my mate Sharon on the way home where we exchanged needlecraft patterns, books and chat. It was pouring rain as I came down a hill to a T intersection. The 4WD in front of me had to brake suddenly to avoid hitting someone who unexpectedly crossed his path, and I had to brake even more suddenly which was unfortunate on the wet road. No damage to the 4WD but steam poured out from under the bonnet of my car, and when I got out, the front was a tad crumpled :-(

What did we do without mobile phones? I rang Ken to ask him to ring for a tow truck, so he called a friend of ours who is in the towing business, and he organised everything for us. Ken drove out to where I was stranded in the rain, and waited with me until the tow truck arrived. Ken (always SUCH an optimist) reckons it might be a write-off, but the other guy said no, unless there was serious damage to the engine. But I don't think there is, as the towie drove the car onto the truck tray, and drove it off at the panel beater's garage, so it is still drivable. Hopefully it will just be the radiator and panel damage on the front.

2 Comments:

Blogger FredaB said...

The main thing is that you were not hurt. You are probably sore from the impact. It seems like everything is coming at you at once. I know the feeling but it will get better.

Hang in there.

Hugs

FredaB

Monday, 28 September, 2009  
Blogger Linens and Royals said...

What bad luck! hope you are o.k, what a rotten end to a good day, and did you say rain?? wish it would rain here but without the car trouble.

Tuesday, 29 September, 2009  

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