Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Soiled and Foiled

I’ve been working for my dad this summer. Collecting soil and plant samples. Driving. Digging Holes. That’s what I do.

But not today…today I wrecked the company pick-up.

Well not really wrecked so much as left the truck in drive and walking 20 feet away only to see it gaining speed and hitting an irrigation circle...and then bouncing back from the inertia to hit again.

My thoughts went something like this (as I was literally jumping through the driver's-side window I had conveniently left down), “Dad is going to kill me!”

A few choice words, many hugs, and an “I’ve done it, too” said by my dad later and I am still alive.

The truck’s radiator on the other hand…

11 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Now that's a clever title.

Who knew it would take an event like this to get you posting again? As Ma Ingalls always said, "There's no great loss without some small gain."

Finally, I'm going to leave a complete mom comment--"Radiators can be replaced."

I love you.

Cassidy said...

Sorry Ande, but that's hilarious! I love you girl. Look at the bonding experience you've been able to have with your dad. Very worth it, I'm sure. And soil sampling?? Welcome to the club! Do we get to see you this summer?

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

Instead of drive, I didn't get the car into gear, and watched mine gain speed as it BACKED down a hill into someone else's pickup. Thankfully, it crunched my car and the pickup was pretty much unharmed. Peaky automobiles . . .

Tiffany Fackrell said...

sounds like you and spencer are doing a number on those trucks, HAHAHA!! I am sure you heard he locked the keys in his and had to break the window to get into it before the circle hit it! I am glad you are okay though and hopefully you still have a job?!

Carolyn said...

Hahaha, I'm sorry for laughing. But you told the story in such a funny way. I can't help it!

Beki Hilton said...

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Beki

Rebecca said...

If I could count the times Dad's come home telling us yet ANOTHER truck had an accident...I think everyone is used to it.

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

I think we all have to do something like that a few times. . . don't you wish you could have the prince of persia knife (if you have seen the movie) and take back time...

Katie said...

jared leaves his truck in drive all the time! one of these days it will be inside the shell gas station.

Kelsey and Jon Edwards said...

Ande- My phone died! I will call you once it's charged. Hope you get this before so you know I didn't leave you hanging.
I love you.

Lynn said...

Very funny. Where's the camera when you need one? Reminds me of the time I left the corrugator "down" when driving through our driveway and corrugated our driveway. Funny. But hard to live down. I'm sure this will get retold at several family reunions. Count on it.

Aunt Lynn