As I type this, SilverRedO is set to be sprung from his long sojourn on the parking lot of Mick the Mechanic. I hope I'm not jinxing the homecoming!
You may recall that Hick put SilverRedO in a ditch on the morning of Feb 3, returning from a trip to town to see "how the roads were" on the day he was supposed to pick me up from my Unfortunate HospitVALzation.
Hick got too far left, caught SilverRedO's tires in the deep stuff, and was pulled into a slanted ditch just above Mailbox Row.
It was somewhere near here. Right after the slope of the hill levels off. Hick called our across-the-road neighbor, who came down and tried to pull him out. Couldn't do it. Only pulled SilverRedO forward a little. Hick couldn't drive him out of the ditch.
As Hick and The Pony were on their way to get me (before getting A-Cad stuck on a different road), Hick took this picture of SilverRedO sitting in his snowy grave.
That's where SilverRedO remained, waiting for a AAA tow later in the afternoon.
As you can see, SilverRedO is near a tree. NOT AGAINST a tree. The AAA tow truck driver got SilverRedO partway out, with front tires more on the road, and the bed of the truck down in the ditch. Against the tree, with a broken tail light and dented side. He said his winch was broken, and he'd be back. But he didn't come back, and that's when Hick got into it with the tow owner on the phone the next morning. Saying they wouldn't come out for just a $35 tow out of the ditch, but they'd tow SilverRedO to a body shop.
Hick had no other option, and SilverRedO has been at Mick the Mechanic's shop since Feb 4, waiting on an insurance adjuster and parts and repair and a paint job. SilverRedO has been held hostage long enough!
I really hope SilverRedO is sprung today!
That might be a reminder to stay home when it's snowing, like I am today.ReplyDelete
Our sleet plus snow is due to arrive any minute. I've already been to town for provisions, along with 3/4 of the county residents. Save A Lot was a madhouse.Delete
Sadly, I jinxed the reunion. SilverRedO is still a hostage. I offered to wait and take Hick to get him, but Hick said because of the coming snow he will wait.
It was dicey coming home this evening due to the sleet. I had a knee replacement 2 months ago, so if there's no snow day tomorrow, I'm using a sick day.ReplyDelete
That would be a very good use of a sick day. No need to temp fate on slippery surfaces!Delete
I hope he is sprung too and hope the repairs haven't cost too much.ReplyDelete
SilverRedO had a delayed springing. I asked Hick how much it would cost, and he said at least our deductible, which is $500. Ha ha, says Even Steven, winking at my $450 scratcher win...Delete
HeWho went to a local hardware store to buy concrete blocks yesterday, when I asked about the cost, he said he didn't know what he ended up paying, bought them there because they were in stock, and he got free delivery. What kind of logic is that?ReplyDelete
I have since found out that he did not pay more than Lowe's charged, in fact he paid less! I would laud his accomplishment if I didn't know it was quite by accident!Delete