Wednesday, September 7, 2011

oh hello!


Hello one and all! Can you believe it is already September? Where oh where


did summer go? Where does time go? Did it slip into my back pocket? It certainly seems so, however there is no taking back the days once they pass.


The past month was a doozy with all that went on with our family. Not only did I lose my beloved mother, I totaled my car on the way back from one of the trips up to her home in the mountains. Darn rocks in the road! Nobody was hurt, just my little 11 year old Volvo is all. The night before leaving for the long trip to mom’s, I had a feeling that something horrible was going to happen on the trip. On the way up a large piece of metal was kicked up onto the windshield from a logging truck that had passed, leaving a huge chip/crack – and smack-dab in the line of vision, too. And then on the way home we were mainly watching for deer and bear – but it ended up being a “rocky road” that was our demise. A rock rolled off the mountain and into the path of my car! The rock rattled really good under the car and punctured my oil pan. Oil was everywhere! Had there not been an oncoming car and a car behind me, I could have carefully swerved to miss the rock.

Luckily, just ahead on the side of a road was a dirt turnout. I was able to pull the car right over and shut the engine down…as black gold flowed like a tar river from under my car. God took care of us and we were able to flag down a nice young man who drove me up the hill so I could get phone service. Right after the young man pulled over, a Sheriff’s truck was passing by with lights and sirens on.


My first thought was, “WOW! That was a fast response!! How did he know!?” However, he was responding to an accident further down the canyon road. He did radio the California Highway Patrol who, in turn, dispatched a tow truck to the scene. Because the car was filled to the brim with some of my mother’s artwork and antiques, we opted to have it towed home rather than to a repair shop. And because I don’t have a PREMIER roadside service (which is up to 250 miles for a tow), the tow home was $1400.00. (Note to self: next year spend that extra $30.00 to get the Premier roadside service!)

P1010059c A few days after I got home, God blessed me with a call from our insurance company. They said that they were going to pay for that tow home! Yes! Can you believe that? I just cried – I am like that, very weepy over good news and TV commercials.

Prayers being sent to those who have lost more than just a silly car. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and their homes because of the fires that rage in Texas and the flooding and hurricane destruction that has gone on back east. Would you please send God a little prayer for Kathy Sue…her precious home is very near the path of the fire where she lives in Texas. LOVE you, Kathy!

**Peace to all….**


Donna said...

I am so glad you are okay! I would have paid to have the car towed to my house also if it had my mother's precious things in it too! So glad the insurance company refunded your money!
I will say a prayer for Kathy. The fires are terrible and so many people affected by them.

Vee said...

Overwhelmed I am by the goodness of God in your recent troubles. I know that this is a rough road you're on for a bit, but He is faithful as you lean hard on Him. Sending love.

Oh, by the way, I loved that cheery hello. It pulled me right in!

LeAnn said...

Hello my sweet friend ---

Life is very challenging these days to say the least but I am just clinging to what I know, Praise God! Let's talk soon.


Kathleen Grace said...

Your insurance covering that tow is a miracle Becky! I am saying a prayer for Kathy Sue, hopeing the fires are done with their destruction.

Stitchfork said...

Becky my sympathies on the loss of your mother. And thankfully you were safe even tho your car is a goner. Better times to look forward to this fall!
xo Cathy

Deborah said...

So glad to hear you are allright!
It has been a difficult summer for you my friend xo
I love the photos of your daisies..just beautiful!!!
Prayers for Kathy Sue are on their way heavenward!
Love to you from me & the puppies!!!

Deborah xoxoxo

becky up the hill said...

Oh my friend, to hear that the insurance paid for your car to be towed, just warmed my heart. Praying for you. ~from hot old Jamestown..

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I am so glad that you did not get hurt! Thank goodness for insurance...

trish said...

Oh my goodness Becky. I am so sorry for the recent events in your life. So glad you are ok. My deepest condolences in the loss of your dear mom.
God's grace never ceases to amaze me. I would have cried after that phone call too.
Hugs. Trish

camp and cottage living said...

I will pray for Kathy Sue and all the other involved in the natural disasters, for sure.
I'm so glad you were protected from any injury and all worked out well with the insurance. Sorry about the car.
The Lord was certainly with you in the midst of it all!

Julie Harward said...

That is all just scary but so glad the Ins. company paid for you! So sorry about your mom, boy, you have been through a lot..sending you a BIG hug! :D

Debby said...

I am so sorry about your mother. I can't believe the bad luck with the rock. What a wonderful thing that they paid for the tow. You didn't have a choice.
Sorry about your car.....and even though like you said others have lost so can still feel bad.
Do you know where Sadie Mae is. Cindy has been so busy moving into her house on wheels. I told her I would see if I could locate her.

Blondie's Journal said...

You really have been through the mill, Becky. So sorry about the loss of your mother and the accident. Sending many prayers your way.


Elsie said...

Becky I am so glad to see you didn't forget about all of us....and that
you are well. I forgot about Kathy Sue's house being that close, thanks for reminding me. I will say a prayer for her. She has a
beautiful home and I sure hope it
stops before it gets to her.
I am so glad your insurance covered your towing. We have a friend that owns a towing service so when my daughter and her family broke down in Mississippi on their way to vacation I brought them my
suburban and I got to ride back with him towing their suburban all the way back to Louisiana. What fun riding in that big truck, yea right fun. Only a good mom would give up her vehicle for a week...huh. LOL. Oh and their insurance paid too...thank goodness.

Amy said...

Wow...You were fortunate with your car accident but it must have been pretty scary none the less. We had a Volvo once and we were traveling at a good pace down a dark road. There was a dead deer laying in the road that we didn't see until it was to late and swerving wasn't an option. We had to go right over it. It was a bit bouncy and noisy but we fared well. I love Volvo's. I'm glad you're OK and your insurance company came through!

Unknown said...

Wow! With all the bad... there is good! God knows... He always knows!

Glad your okay and that you saved the heirlooms! :) Is there a new vehicle in your future?


Anonymous said...

Sweet Becky, glad you are home and OK. Your friend Kathy is in my prayers. Sure hope things start looking up for you. A cheery hello to you too.

The Green Pea said...

My prayers are going out for Kathy Sue. I am happy that you are doing so well. God has blessed you with a good spirit. You always have a good outlook. Love you Becky. See you soon.

marie said...

I am so happy to hear that you are okay and secondly, that your dear cargo survived the wreck as well. I'm especially happy to hear that your insurance company came to your rescue. I work in an agent's office and my daughters are both claim adjuster and I know we're always blessed when we can give good news to one of our clients.

Pondside said...

What a time you've had - I'm so sorry to read about it all.
The situation in Texas is awful - we are praying for those whose homes are in danger and those who have lost everything.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's so funny, because when I sat down to visit blogs I had the thought "where has the time gone..summer just began."
My love to you..

Colleen said...

Thank goodness you are okay. A car can be repaired or replaced. And I would have cried over the insurance as well. ;)

I know how hard it is to sort through parents things after they are gone. I think I was the most surprised that my Daddy kept greeting cards! We found dozens and dozens from years past. It's sometimes the little things that mean the most.

Take care.

Debbie Kay said...

Hi Becky,

Oh how I was missing you and thinking about you with love. Praise God His angels were around you and kept you from harm. Lots of hugs around your heart.

Debbie Kay

Kathy Sue said...

Becky, I am so glad to hear your insurance paid that high tow bill. Wow,that was high..That is so weird you thought something was going to happen before it did. That was God watching over you.Just so glad you are ok. And also, your blog is very good and your pictures are so pretty.Take care and love you,Kathy Sue

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Becky,

I am again so sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. Sorry to hear what happeed to your car, but glad that you are ok. Happy the insurance company came through for you too!


Kath Soderstrom said...

Hi Becky.. I was just found some time to blog, and read my favorite blogs, I realized it had been a month..where does the time go ? I am sorry to hear about your Mom's passing,I had my mother for 50 years, so thankful, yet I did not want to let her go..even though she was so ready, we can be selfish that way. Your experience on the road sounded like a glad you got home safe and sound. Thinking of you during this difficult time- Kathy

Linda said...

I am glad you are Ok...and your Mother's treasures too. I feel so bad about all those that have lost so much in all these bad weather breaks my heart.

Lallee said...

Becky, I am so very, very grateful God protected you through all the road trauma. Praise God for his kindness through the insurance reimbursement.

Hope Kathy and home are OK.

Hugs and love,