Author Topic: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life  (Read 93983 times)

Offline Phillip Dampier

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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #90 on: November 30, 2007, 07:43:53 pm »
Errand Day Cut Short

Friday is my usual errand day when I take care of the various shopping and other needs.  Today's errand day was cut severely short, however, when at 11:30 this morning, my car had a head-on collision with a vehicle that inexplicably turned right in front of me, at a 45mph intersection.

Needless to say, every airbag went off in the car, pieces of my car were thrown across several lanes of traffic, and my car is kaput.  I have been getting some medical attention because yet again, an airbag deployment threw my right hand into the gear shift (it broke my wrist in a similar 2005 accident).  But after an afternoon of medical tests, it looks soft tissue, but I cannot hold a pen or do a lot of typing because of pain right now.

The other driver was ticketed and deemed 100% at fault, but this is the second major accident I've had to deal with in two years!  And it looks like the 2005 Malibu that replaced the 1998 Malibu destroyed in the first accident may be joining its predecessor in the junkyard.

Needless to say, my ability to write my usual long-winded posts and deal with some matters will be restricted until I can get the pain under control.  And then I get to deal with the loathsome potential of having to play the buy a new car game with dealers right during the Christmas season.

Argh....
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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #91 on: November 30, 2007, 07:52:08 pm »
damn!

Phillip, I'm sorry to hear this, and that you went through it, but thank God you are ok!


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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #92 on: November 30, 2007, 08:16:12 pm »
Jesus H.!  :o

So glad you're all right, Phillip.

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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2007, 08:19:57 pm »
Errand Day Cut Short

Friday is my usual errand day when I take care of the various shopping and other needs.  Today's errand day was cut severely short, however, when at 11:30 this morning, my car had a head-on collision with a vehicle that inexplicably turned right in front of me, at a 45mph intersection.

Needless to say, every airbag went off in the car, pieces of my car were thrown across several lanes of traffic, and my car is kaput.  I have been getting some medical attention because yet again, an airbag deployment threw my right hand into the gear shift (it broke my wrist in a similar 2005 accident).  But after an afternoon of medical tests, it looks soft tissue, but I cannot hold a pen or do a lot of typing because of pain right now.

The other driver was ticketed and deemed 100% at fault, but this is the second major accident I've had to deal with in two years!  And it looks like the 2005 Malibu that replaced the 1998 Malibu destroyed in the first accident may be joining its predecessor in the junkyard.

Needless to say, my ability to write my usual long-winded posts and deal with some matters will be restricted until I can get the pain under control.  And then I get to deal with the loathsome potential of having to play the buy a new car game with dealers right during the Christmas season.

Argh....

Phillip - poor you - I'm so glad you are okay.
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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #94 on: November 30, 2007, 08:21:40 pm »
my ability to write my usual long-winded posts and deal with some matters will be restricted until I can get the pain under control.  And then I get to deal with the loathsome potential of having to play the buy a new car game with dealers right during the Christmas season.

Argh....

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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #95 on: November 30, 2007, 10:02:43 pm »
Talk about a GDBOAUS!

So glad you made it OK.

Wishing you quick recovery, good pain meds, and a new Malibu with a big red bow under your tree.  (John, are you listening?)

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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #96 on: November 30, 2007, 10:05:40 pm »
Dang I am so sorry to hear that Phillip, shit. Hope you will be out of pain soon.

That sux. :-\
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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #97 on: November 30, 2007, 10:55:13 pm »
Thankfully you're OK.  I was going to say something about getting good deals on 2007 cars at the end of the year when the new 2008s are already here, but you buy used cars.  Dang.

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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #98 on: November 30, 2007, 11:33:48 pm »


Oh Phillip!  I'm so sorry to hear this news.  Hope you feel better very, very soon and that dealing with the car situation isn't too much of a pain.


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Re: Phil Skips Stones Across the Pond of Life
« Reply #99 on: December 01, 2007, 12:08:42 am »
Thoughts and Prayers for a SPEEDY recovery, Phillip
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