Sophie’s car

Sophie’s car

Originally uploaded by Allen Gathman.


Sophie hit an ice patch on Highway C on Tuesday and went down a hill and into this tree. While I wouldn’t invoke divine intervention, I am very glad that she was lucky enough not to get hurt. The car, on the other hand, is toast. Sadly, certain idiots (me) didn’t make sure that she had comprehensive auto insurance, so it’s a total loss. Aargh.

It was so far off the road that the tow truck couldn’t get it out. I just went down this morning with Larry Leimbach, who owns the land, and he pulled it up close to the road with his tractor. A very nice guy. On Monday I’m going to get it towed to the junkyard. Sigh.

Nevertheless, she’s fine, we’re fine, Cabell just got home for Christmas, and Hannah is supposed to get in tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Sophie’s car”

  1. sophie says:

    I still maintain that as the person who actually switched the insurance policy, I COULD have thought have getting comprehensive insurance. I just didn’t. It was a joint brain fart.

  2. Allen says:

    Okay, but for that matter, the insurance agent should have tried to sell you comprehensive insurance, since it was a much newer car than the previous one. We can spread the blame around all over the place.

  3. kicking_k says:

    I am going to blame the insurance agent.

    My little brother did something similar recently, only with a wall and a wet road rather than a patch of ice. He had owned the car for only a few weeks.

    It does make you realise how much worse it could have been, though. (He’s back driving, out a lot of money, but compared to injury or death…)

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